Engineering Shift Manager

One of the UK's biggest food businesses, supplying great tasting chicken and turkey to some of the biggest supermarkets and restaurants in the country. A fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

Location: Herefordshire
Sector: Food and Beverage
Job Type: Permanent
Remuneration: £44,000 - £52,272
Expiry Date: 24/10/2021
Duration: N/A
Start Date: 04/10/2021

Person Specification

  • Interpersonal
  • Self Motivated Attitude
  • Collaborative
  • Approachable
  • Supportive
  • Organised

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a Shift of Engineers and Apprentices, including recording all necessary administrative requirements on TMS
  • Responsible for on-shift Engineering performance of fast-moving production line and wider factory Engineering activities with due consideration for safe plant operations
  • Understanding of engineering and operational KPI’s and be able to identify areas for improvement
  • To ensure equipment is set up ready for shift start, performs at required output and ensure lines are shut down correctly and ensure attendance at all SICs during the shift period
  • Accountable for allocating and recording stock used in support of machinery
  • Includes requesting of replacement parts and sourcing of additional parts as required; this requires close liaison with stores and external suppliers, Engineering Planner and Engineering Operations Manager
  • Responsible for control and management of tools allocated to the Shift
  • Maintain the Workshop and outside areas to high standard, ensuring regular checks are conducted and satisfactory feedback is received from GMP audits
  • Champion an area of responsibility in order to effectively support operations
  • Make improvements in general area standards (link to Health & Safety Action Tracker, Technical Action Tracker)
  • Identify the training needs of the Shift in order to coach, train and develop the team to provide the opportunities to develop to their potential
  • Review data on equipment effectiveness, review PMs and coordinate inclusion of jobs on weekend or daily plans
  • Lead and support improvements projects and initiatives
  • Production of Engineering Shift Report


  • HNC certification or Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering
  • Experience in Engineering leadership
  • NEBOSH or IOSH – desirable
  • Instrumentation and process control experience – desirable
  • PLC experience – desirable
  • Air and pneumatics trained – desirable


  • Comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career.
  • 31 Days Holiday
  • 6% Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources

A customer focused employment business working across a range of specialist sectors, we introduce exceptional people to extraordinary companies.  Providing contract, permanent and search recruitment, we treat employers and candidates as equals, tailoring our services to suit their unique requirements whilst supporting all parties throughout their employment journey.

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