Shift Engineer


Full-Time 48 hrs per week, Rotating shift pattern (days/nights)

Rate of pay: Negotiable dependant on experience, you decide if you want to be paid weekly or monthly

About The Role

David Wood Foods is a food manufacturing organisation with a site based in Dudley. We have over 20 years experience in the food business, and currently produce a range of quality products for the retail and foodservice industry from seven high-tech factories.

As a key part of our 7-site group our Dudley site is a medium plant bakery producing, sliced, artisan, bread for the major, UK, retailers. In the last 12 months we have invested heavily in our plant and team and are looking to offer an opportunity to the right person who is ambitious to develop their career and is a great team player.

About the role:

We want to recruit someone who can contribute to a great business, but the skills we need are electrical and/or mechanical engineering.

We need someone who can help us carry out planned and reactive engineering works across the site. We have developed the site in a big way over the last 12 months but we don’t have all of the answers and we would like someone who can contribute ideas and deliver improvements that make our bread even better.

You would also be required to work closely with the team to ensure targets are met on safety, quality, cost, delivery and employee engagement whilst, effectively communicating all production and engineering issues back to the site team in a transparent manner.

This job opening will provide career development and the opportunity to work within a talented and friendly team which is constantly evolving.

Responsibilities & Requirements

  • To provide a hands-on approach to resolving challenges whilst ensuring continuity of production and limitation of waste.
  • Proactively identify and solve problems on the plant to increase reliability and efficiency.
  • Be a member of the continuous improvement team and drive CI Initiatives.
  • To document all breakdowns and repairs, so that we can focus our resource effectively.
  • Ensure technical investigations into root cause of breakdowns is carried out.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements e.g. food safety, electrical safety.
  • To work safely at all times using the correct PPE for each particular task.
  • Maintain calm and clear with the team indicating realistic timescales on plan breakdowns to

Key skills/Experience

  • Electrical and/or Mechanical bias, with supporting qualifications, but we will consider experienced/knowledgeable people who can demonstrate a safe attitude to work and the right skills.
  • Experience of working with high volume bakery manufacturing equipment (mixers, moulders, ovens, slicers, chillers, conveyors) would be ideal but not essential.
  • Good communication skills and a friendly approachable style.
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