Shift Engineer

  • Addo Food Group
  • Full Time
  • Shaftesbury
Addo Food Group

Job Description

Shift Engineer Dorset Foods, Shaftesbury

We are currently recruiting for a Shift Engineer with a Mechanical/Electrical Bias to work at our Dorset Foods Site in Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Dorset Foods produces and supplies Scotch egg products to Asda, M&S, Morrisons.

Shift Pattern: 4on4off (2 days on, 2 nights on & 4 days off)

Hours: 05:30 17:30 / 17:30 05:30

Salary: £39,461.76 increasing to £41,106.00 on completion of the 6 month probationary period

Holiday: 22 days holiday, plus Christmas Day and New Years Day

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Ensure engineering presence in the factory at the start of shift. 06.00 to ensure a smooth start to the day.
  • Ensure you are aware of the day’s objectives, previous day’s issues and long term issues; this information will be given to you by your Chargehand or Manager
  • Ensure escalation policy is adhered to at all times, if managers are unavailable (due to meetings etc) then a phone message to be left to the relevant parties
  • Ensure all engineering downtime is recorded as soon as you have finished the breakdown
  • Ensure maintenance work / repair work is undertaken promptly and that parts are booked out / ordered in good time to ensure availability for servicing.
  • Ensure all paperwork issued to you is signed off correctly and accounted for at the end of the shift
  • Ensure all engineering time available is utilised, i.e. Making up spares, repairing equipment in the workshop etc.
  • Ensure all engineering areas are left clean and tidy at the end of shift, any issues to be communicated to your Chargehand / Manager
  • Ensure engineering priorities / tasks issued to you have been dealt with, report to be made to Chargehand / Manager on any that cannot as soon as aware. This may enable another route to be taken.
  • Ensure any non-resolved / long term issues are communicated to Chargehand / Manager
  • Look for areas in which the business can be improved, this could be equipment, process or personnel


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all levels
  • A positive pro-active attitude
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet appropriate deadlines
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional and highly competent manner to both internal and external customers / suppliers


The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • Engineering qualification or 5 years relevant experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Numerate and able to understand budgetary constraints
  • Flexible and adaptable approach with problem solving
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to form interdepartmental relationships and work closely with production staff to structure engineering works to have minimum impact on production efficiencies


  • Experience of FMCG , short shelf life products
  • Fried meat product experience
  • Understanding of HACCP
  • Full driving licence
  • Basic food hygiene certificate

Dorset Foods is focused on the savoury egg and cooked cocktail sausage categories and has its own specialist manufacturing facility and development team.

The business strategy is strongly focused on innovation and reinventing the Scotch egg category. Most recently, this has resulted in the ability to maintain a runny centre in a warm-serve, cooked egg product, which has initially been brought to market by M&S.

Dorset Foods is home to the recently developed Scrummy Egg brand, which will encompass a family of products that are based on this unique ability to produce a runny or soft-set-centred boiled egg that maintains this quality even when re-heated.

The business supplies Scotch egg products into Asda, M&S, Tesco, Morrisons and the convenience channel.

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