Shift Engineer

£45,500 per annum

At The Compleat Food Group we’re on a mission to create tasting food that’s better for people and the planet, we call it ‘Food to Feel Good’. We pride ourselves on being a business that gives equal emphasis to HOW we operate as well as the financial results we achieve.


Our 3,500 (and growing) fantastic people are what make this possible. They are passionate about creating delicious products for UK consumers, leading retailers and our exciting, market leading brands, which include Wall’s Pastry, Squeaky Bean and Unearthed.


Shift Engineer

The main purpose of this role is to maintain and improve plant performance in a safe and proficient manner. 

Key Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

Inclusive of but not inclusive to:

  • To swiftly respond to breakdowns effectively prioritising support in conjunction with supervisor
  • To carry out maintenance and repairs to all equipment as required.
  • To help ensure appropriate stock levels of critical replacement parts.
  • To effectively work with contractors using all necessary company procedures.  Take corrective action when necessary.
  • To communicate effectively with, and support production departments with advice and information to maintain the effective running of the equipment.
  • To make recommendation and carry out work to improve equipment reliability and efficiency.
  • To play an active part in training and self development to ensure effective support for production.
  • Ensure that all chemicals are food safe and stored appropriately
  • To carry-out ad hoc projects as and when required
  • There may be a requirement to temporarily to stand in for the Shift Supervisor.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the business


  • Free vend products
  • Free parking
  • 2 volunteering days a year
  • Company Pension


Food Safety & Quality Responsibilities 

  • To adhere to all Food Safety & Quality regulations and policies Food Safety Regulations, Hygiene Standards and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Observe Hygiene regulations relating to each department and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene at all times.
  • Ensure Clean As You Go (CAYG) practices are in place

Knowledge, Skills and Experience  

  • Recognised qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. (Level 3). Ideally multiskilled. 
  • 2 years’ experience as a time served Engineer within a manufacturing/maintenance setting. Ideally within the food sector 
  • Ideal requirements:
  • Recognised H&S qualification – IOSHH
  • Food Safety awareness – HACCP
  • Good computer literacy
  • PLC Knowledge (Siemens S7, Mitsubishi)
  • Inverter knowledge (Lenz, Mitsubishi, ABB)
  • Robots (ABB)
  • Supply of machinery regulations 2008