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Shift Mechanical Maintenance Engineer (FMCG) - VR/17370

Status: Permanent
Location: Aberdeenshire
Ref: VR/17370
Rate: Available Upon Request

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


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


  • Responsibility for planned and preventative maintenance and development of PPM’s where possible.
  • Resolving machine breakdowns to ensure maximum line efficiency of the production process.
  • Assisting 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 Mechanical Maintenance Engineer position within an FMCG environment is essential.
  • Previous experience in a similar hands-on Mechanical Maintenance Engineer role within the Food Production Industry would be highly desirable.
  • Applicants must possess a strong mechanical maintenance background with well-developed analytical fault finding skills.
  • 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 proficient in the use of mechanical fitting / fabrication and associated equipment, such as lathes, milling machines and welding equipment (TIG and MIG).


There will be a requirement to work a shift rotation so applicants must be prepared to work shifts.  Shift Mechanical Maintenance Engineers work an 8 day shift pattern, which involves working 4 consecutive shifts of 12 hours per day, followed by 4 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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