Shift Engineer


Job summary

Bluetownonline Ltd
£30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Location: Dunstable

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £17.40ph to £19.21ph based on skills, experience and qualifications

We have an exciting opportunity for a Shift Engineer to join us in our engineering department. Reporting to the Lead Engineer you will assess and support machinery operational and safety performance at the Dunstable site, record issues found, take corrective actions and respond to breakdowns.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing:

  • To routinely assess the machinery and report any defects that need attention to the Lead Engineer.
  • To make safe and if necessary, prohibit the use of any machine that is liable to cause injury to any employee or visitor to the site.
  • To communicate all areas of concern regarding the Plant, buildings, and machinery to the Lead Engineer.
  • Trouble shooting and resolve of problem in conjunction with the Shift Managers where necessary.
  • Stock checks and requests for parts where necessary.
  • Routine plant checks, chillers/compressors/vacuum systems.
  • Carrying out any other appropriate instructions/tasks necessary to the success of the business as determined by Lead Engineer.

A Few Things About You:

  • Strong individual with an analytical and logical approach to problem solving.
  • Someone who has high attention to detail.
  • A can-do attitude, able to overcome obstacles with a team approach.
  • Organisational and planning skills to manage your time and to meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Interpersonal skills that enable you to work with people at all levels and to motivate others.

Your Knowledge & Experience Include:

  • ApprenticeWhen you'll be working: trained with relevant qualifications in mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Working knowledge of PLC (desirable)
  • Experience in using workshop equipment and tools, e.g., mitre saw, pillar drill and hand tools
  • Experience gained from working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

You will be working 12hour shifts.

Working an average of 38.5 hours per week on a rotating 4 week pattern of 2 weeks of day shifts and 2 weeks of night shifts. This includes weekend working.

Who We Are:

Flexipol is in its 28th year, and during this time the business has grown steadily each year, providing long term secure employment.

The company is BRC certificated and is an approved food packaging supplier to key manufacturers in the UK and internationally, such as those in the Marks and Spencer supply chain.

The Company prides itself on its innovative approach to product design and manufacturing, along with an excellent reputation for high-quality customer service.

We believe that our success is due to our unique blend of technical collaboration, innovation and extraordinary service and most importantly, the skills, team work and dedication of our employees.

Why work for us:

  • Overtime rates are 1.5 of your basic rate after contracted hours
  • Weekend rate of 1.5 of your basic rate (Friday Night - Sunday Evening)
  • Weekly Pay
  • Company Bonus scheme (paid up to twice yearly, based on performance)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Flexipol is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer.

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