Shift Engineer

 ENGINEER (Multi Skilled …………ideally)

Hours of work: Full Time 45 hours per week, Rotating shift pattern (Includes occasional weekends)

Rate of Pay:       Salary negotiable dependant on experience, you decide if you want to be paid weekly or monthly.

Job type: Full-time, Permanent.

Location: Sheerness. ME12 1LP

Language: English to a good standard.

Closing Date: 30th September 2018




About The Role

About Us:

At David Wood Baking we have over 20 years’ experience in the bakery business, and if one thing is clear about our company it’s that we’re passionate about baking.

As a key part of our 7- site group our Sheerness site is a small food manufacturer producing, a range of quality frozen ‘bake off’ and craft bakery products encompassing Savoury Pastry, Sweet Pastry, Bread, Morning Goods and Confectionery products, 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 are 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 products even better.

You will 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

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide a hands-on approach to resolving challenges whilst ensuring continuity of production.
  • 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 we can focus our resource effectively.
  • Ensure a technical investigation 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.
  • The initiative to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Maintain calm and clear with the team indicating realistic timescales on plant breakdowns.

Key skills / Experience:

  • Electrical and / or Mechanical bias, with supporting qualifications, but will consider experienced / knowledgeable people who can demonstrate a safe attitude to work and the right skills.
  • Experience of working with high volume food 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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