Multi Skilled Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)

Up to £46,000 per annum

The Compleat Food Group is a new food group on a mission to create great quality, tasty and affordable food that people love to eat.

We believe that this should be done in a way that delivers a positive impact on the world and maximises the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the communities we are part of.

We are recruiting for a Multi Skilled Engineer to join our Engineering team to based out of our Dorset Food site in Shaftsbury.  

Multi-Skilled Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)

Working a shift pattern of 4 on 4 off (2 Days, 2 Nights, and 4 Off.) 

The primary role of a Multi Skilled Engineer is to provide engineering support to our bakery in Shaftesbury, Dorset – to ensure the plant and machinery are available and reliable. You will assist in the reduction of plant downtime, drive continuous improvement initiatives, and support health and safety and project work.

Why join The Compleat Food Group? It is a very exciting time to join us, with the amount of growth across the group in the past year and our ambitious plans to grow, even more, it gives you a real opportunity for career progression and personal development as you would expect in a group of this size. You will be joining a new leadership team and working with talented and supportive colleagues who care about what they do, strive for improvement, and challenge for the better all the time.

The site has a pre-existing PPM plan which we are keen to enhance and improve upon to lower downtime and be a proactive business-leading engineering team, we pride ourselves on our customer service levels and the quality of products we produce.

The site is fast-paced, dynamic, and truly multiskilled, no day is the same so you need to be at your best to be part of this high-functioning, high-output engineering team that on a daily basis truly makes a difference to business performance.

The Compleat Food Group is home to some exciting brands including Pork Farms, Wall’s Pastry, Squeaky Bean®, Unearthed®, Vadasz, and The Wrights Food Group, we employ more than 3,500 people across 10 sites, our ambition is to become the UK’s No 1 chilled prepared food company. 


  • Weekly overtime Opportunities
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 242 hours annual leave per annum
  • Formal and informal learning and development opportunities
  • A progressive working environment that puts its people at the heart of what it does

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure planned and reactive maintenance is carried out to the required standard and to schedule. Fault find, fix, repair machinery, and plant, safely to standard within time.
  • To be able to coordinate and cooperate with production supervisors on a day-to-day basis, to ensure the smooth running and availability of plant and equipment.
  • To actively support and engage in continuous improvement projects and ensures the sustainability of these activities through the promotion of best operational practices.
  • Work alongside external contractors and supervise whilst on-site at all times.
  • Continuous promotion of best H&S practice, whilst proactively helping to reduce functional accident statistics.
  • To undertake the project and capital works assigned to you, ensuring they are delivered to schedule. Support audit work being carried out (contractor control, housekeeping, PPM, etc.).
  • Support the prioritizing, organising, and planning of weekend maintenance work, production cover, and project work as appropriate, providing stand-in management cover over weekends if required.


  • Proven ability to work at pace and to tight deadlines.
  • Both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering experience preferably within Food Manufacturing or FMCG with a recognised qualification.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels & ability to influence and work well with others in a friendly manner.
  • Good standard of general education (including Maths & English).
  • Ability to work individually, without constant supervision, and with a sensible degree of flexibility in your approach.
  • Essential – Basic Microsoft office skills.

We would love to hear from you, if you are looking for a fresh start in a new company, you want to further your career, work with some seriously talented people, learn new skills, and earn a decent wage with overtime opportunities.