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Shift Electrical Maintenance Engineer - VR/17369

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Status: Permanent
Location: Aberdeenshire
Ref: VR/17369
Rate: Available Upon Request

Currently recruiting for an experienced Shift Electrical Maintenance Engineer on a permanent staff basis for a food production company based in Aberdeenshire.


The Shift Electrical Maintenance Engineer will have the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for planned and preventative maintenance and development of PPM’s where possible.
  • Resolve machine breakdowns to ensure maximum line efficiency of the production process.
  • Assist in maintaining the engineering stores by identifying parts and raising parts requisition forms for repairs and stock replenishment.
  • Ensuring stores booking in and out procedures are being adhered to.
  • Responsible for ensuring current practices meet, and where possible exceed, Health and Safety and Food Safety standards.


Qualifications / Experience:


  • A formal engineering qualification to at least City and Guilds or ONC / HNC level - or an equivalent level of extensive experience working as an Engineer within a manufacturing / production environment - is essential.
  • Previous and specific experience in a similar hands-on Electrical Maintenance Engineer position within an FMCG environment is essential.
  • Previous experience in a similar hands-on Electrical Maintenance Engineer role within the Food Production Industry would be highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience with the maintenance of modern processing plant machinery would be preferred.
  • Previous experience with food processing equipment would be desirable.
  • Applicants will be expected to be able to use electrical test equipment, read schematic diagrams and have experience in single and 3 phase installations including motors, inverters and PLC’s.


There will be a requirement to work a shift rotation so applicants must be prepared to work shifts.  Shift Electrical Maintenance Engineers work an eight-day shift pattern, which involves working four consecutive shifts of 12 hours per day, followed by four consecutive days off, rotating on a fortnightly basis between dayshift and backshift.  Dayshift is 6.00am to 6.00pm and nightshift is 6.00pm to 6.00am.

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