Lead Shift Engineer

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Salary
    £ 37000 - £ 38000 / Year
  • Category
    Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive - Manufacturing & Production Engineering
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
  • External Reference
    JN-072020-134228

Lead Shift Engineer / Multi Skilled Engineer


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an international family of companies, who are always innovating and bringing new ideas to the table to deliver the very best products to our customers.

Within a fast-paced and engaging environment, you will join a friendly team who share their knowledge and best practice, making this the ideal role in which to strengthen your skill-set.


As a Lead Shift Engineer you will be the key engineering point of contact on shift, organising and prioritising reactive and proactive tasks and maintenance. The Lead Shift Engineer is a predominantly hands on role, but requires someone with the capability and ambition to drive the small team on shift and be responsible for engineering delivery on a day to day basis, coordinating work plans and ensuring the team is working in a safe and compliant manner, with a strong customer focus.




If successful in your application, you will be responsible for:



  • Leading the engineering team on shift and being the main point of contact for Management and Production, to ensure the smooth running of manufacturing and packing.

  • Work with the Engineering Team Leader to manage workload, holidays, behaviours, breaks and working hours/overtime.

  • Maintaining a sense of urgency, work with production to prioritise equipment breakdowns and production support issues, as well as directing the team to address issues as they arise on a reactive basis.

  • Using your initiative and organisational skills to work with the Engineering Team Leader to plan ahead and coordinate preventative, corrective and condition based maintenance work.

  • Ensuring the team are consistently working in a safe and compliant manner-ensuring we are working to legal and company standards.

  • Working closely with production Team Leaders within Production to build capability within their teams by providing coaching and training to staff.

  • Provide cover for the Engineering Team Leader and Engineering Manager if required.

  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Carrying out fault finding and repair on all equipment and systems including steam, compressed air, refrigeration, water and other site facilities when required.

  • Responding to major shutdowns and assisting with upgrades.

  • Performing planned, preventative and breakdown maintenance activities.

  • Completing engineering documentation.


    To be considered as a Multi-Skilled Engineer, you will have:

  • Served a recognised apprenticeship or equivalent qualification and have experience as a Multi-Skilled Engineer.

  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment, ideally pharmaceutical or food.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high pressure environment as a team member is essential.

  • Technical skills that produce 'right first time' work appropriate to the business environment

  • A 'will do, can do' attitude to the role demonstrating the ability to stick with problems and resolve them

  • Be able to demonstrate excellent problem solving skills

  • Basic IT skills

  • Attention to detail

  • An analytical mind-set

  • Good communication skills


This is a full time role, working 39 hours per week on a rotation of early and late shifts of 05:45 - 14:15 and 13:45 - 22:15. Occasional weekend work is required, so a flexible approach to working hours is key.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Patricia Vernon