Engineering Shift Manager

Location: Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Salary: 6% matched pension, 25 days holiday, bonus scheme
Job Type: Permanent
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My client, a leading supplier of food products to both the European and global markets, are looking to hire an Engineering Shift Manager. They are looking for someone with a strong maintenance background, either electrical/PLC focused, or multi-skilled with an electrical bias.

Main Tasks:

  • Ensure the computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) system is utilised correctly to provide engineers and managers information on plant performance and advise where operational focus should be
  • Assist the engineering management team in driving the implementation, review and evolution of Maintenance and Reliability best practice across the site, to maximise plant reliability, efficiency and asset health
  • To be the front line point of contact for all operation and services engineering issues during the allocated shift
  • Responsible for small to medium project co-ordination, such as the project scope, timetable of works, H&S planning, budget allocation and coordination of personnel
  • Provide technical support to the plant engineers and managers on plant performance, downtime and EHS requirements
  • Provide the engineering team with departmental Key Performance Indicators and detailed improvement plans and share best practice and benchmarking
  • Provide the Plant with 'front line' operational management of Human Resources requirements, including working time management, shift allocation, performance reviews, absence/ disciplinary issues and recruitment and training
  • Leadership of a small shift of engineers ensuring work prioritisation and time management
  • Help to motivate and empower other engineers, helping them reach their potential
  • Assist the Engineering Manager to ensure safe systems of work are embedded and a safe working environment is maintained at all times
  • Maintain all legal standards and ensure all engineers are trained to the relevant standards


  • 5 GCSE's (including English and Maths ) or equivalent secondary level qualifications
  • Relevant Engineering qualifications, Mechanically or Electrically biased to Bachelors Degree, or HND/ City & Guilds Level
  • A formal Health and Safety Qualification (IOSH/ NEBOSH) would be preferred and understanding of applicable Health and Safety legislation (COSHH, RIDDOR, CDM)
  • Experience of engineering in a production environment, food/ drinks / consumer goods or utilities preferred
  • Understanding of food hygiene and food safety legislation
  • Practical application of incident and accident investigation procedures
  • Experience of supervision and coordination of small team of multi-skilled engineers preferred but not essential
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Fluent in verbal and written English

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world.

To find out more about Huxley Engineering, please visit

Huxley Engineering, a trading division of SThree Partnership LLP is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy | Registered office | 1st Floor, 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, United Kingdom | Partnership Number | OC387148 England and Wales

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