Location Exeter
Discipline: Engineering
Job type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: £50,834 per annum
Contact name: Danielle Hubbard Assoc CIPD
Contact email:

​​​​Are you an experienced Engineer, looking to further develop your skills, utilise your qualifications and make a real difference within an expanding food business?
My client, a reputable businesses on the outskirts of Exeter, is looking to hire a Shift Engineer to support their high-performing team with preventative maintenance, repair and servicing tasks across the site.

This is a fantastic opportunity, providing a rewarding salary and a thriving company culture to ensure you have what you need to perform at your best.

Working shift patterns are 06:00-18:00 and 18:00-06:00 on rotation, with 7 days off every 4 weeks, on top of holiday entitlement!

What will you be doing:

  • Provide a service to the production departments process through performing preventative maintenance, fault-finding and inspections or repair work.

  • Deliver prompt and reactive engineering support to operations.

  • Work alongside the engineering team operating in line with SOPs and adhering to scalation procedures.

  • Carry out engineering checks on plant and equipment.

  • Contribute to energy cost reduction initiatives and operation of site facilities to appropriate waste management/cost reduction.

Essential skills & experience:

  • Relevant engineering qualifications, with an electrical bias (17th edition regulations).

  • Experience working within a fast paced production environment (food desirable).

  • Proven expertise in engineering and maintenance techniques.

  • Experience of PPM systems.

  • Strong communication and IT skills to include Microsoft Office packages.

The benefits:

  • Holiday entitlement equivalent to 33 days on a 5 day week + a holiday purchase scheme.

  • Company pension scheme, life assurance, and a generous discount scheme.

  • Free parking and produce throughout the year.

  • Christmas hamper and discretionary bonus.

  • Great training and development opportunities.

  • Heavily subsidised hot canteen.

  • Well-being and mental health focus through Mindful Employer and Employee Assistance Programme.

​This is a genuine opportunity to join a fast-growing business, feel valued for the work you contribute and earn a competitive salary in-line with your experience.

If you feel excited by this role, and think it could be the perfect next step for you - apply now!

Smith and Reed Recruitment embraces diversity, equality and inclusion and aim to promote the benefits of diversity in all our business activities. Smith and Reed will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) which are age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed solely on their ability to carry out the job in question based on skills, experience, and qualifications.