Shift Engineer – Ballitore

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this is a hands-on role to ensure the plant, machinery and equipment meets agreed standards of performance and to comply with the Company’s policies and procedures.


  • Work closely with both Manufacturing Manager and the Engineering Department to carry out any servicing, repairs and maintenance to agreed and accepted Company standards, and to enable production on the machines to meet agreed performance standards, and quality of product to be manufactured within specification.
  • Ensure the fast resolution of any problems, and to ensure safety, optimize machine efficiency and minimize waste levels.
  • To participate in the cover system and to be flexible enough to work, out of contractual hours as necessary to fulfil the needs of your role to work away from the site if required.
  • To attend any courses or visits arranged as part of the development and training programme.
  • To co-operate with any trials or changes to working practices.
  • To suggest new projects or working practices to ensure continual improvement in health and safety, quality, performance and the general functioning of the site.
  • To carry out all Planned Preventative Maintenance on schedule, to agreed and accepted Company standards, and to comply with agreed safe working practices at all times.
  • To monitor the performance of the machinery and equipment, and to be pro-active in avoiding downtime by initiating and necessary improvement measures prior to failure.
  • To ensure that any routine day to day engineering tasks (e.g. breakdowns, servicing and maintenance work) are priorities to be agreed with the Shift Manager and/or Engineering Manager, as appropriate.
  • Repair any breakdown within the plant or site as requested.
  • To assist with production, improvements, projects and reconfigurations as required.
  • Problem solving and fault diagnosis on a range of equipment – blow moulding machines, air compressors, chillers, conveyors etc.
  • Knowledge of PLC operation and interrogation.
  • Experience with hydraulics and pneumatics with the ability to reseal and repair components.
  • To maintain correct levels of tooling and moulds/mould reports.
  • To carry out neck changes when required.
  • To monitor and correct cycle times.
  • To ensure tooling store is kept tidy.
  • Carry out heads strips and mould changes when required.
  • To carry out any reasonable request from the Engineering Manager.



Time served engineer

ONC qualification

Demonstrate a hands-on results orientated approach

Practical understanding of PLC equipment

Work as a team

Ability to fault find with pneumatics, hydraulics, electrics and electronics.


5 years relevant experience

Understanding of plastics moulding equipment

HND/HNC/ degree level qualification

IT Skills (MS Office)


Rotating 8-hour shift pattern, inclusive of one 30-minute break: 06:00 to 14:00 – 14:00 to 22:00 and 22:00 to 06:00 (on a 3-week rotation). Flexibility to work outside of contractual hours as necessary including weekend call out with a paid standby allowance.


If you feel that you possess the requirements above along with the drive and ambition, then we would love to hear from you! Please submit your CV and salary requirements to