• 7th May 2024

Night Shift – Engineering Team Leader

Night Shift – Engineering Team Leader

Night Shift – Engineering Team Leader 150 150 JDM Food Group

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will possess a minimum of 5 years as a multi-skilled engineer in the food manufacturing sector.
  • Will have previous experience in leading or management within engineering.
  • Will have previous experience in managing contractors.
  • Will be able to read CAD drawings and electrical drawings
  • Will be IT literate.

The Role:

As a Night shift engineering team leader, you will be responsible for managing the internal and external engineering resources. You will organise and prioritise work orders to ensure deliverables are completed on time alongside ensuring PPM plans are being followed and support engineering management in implementing, reviewing and amending plans and procedures. You will be responsible for signing in contractors and supporting them where required. You will carry out root cause analysis to reduce downtime and support operations by assisting in upskilling operators and engineers. You will uphold a strong electrical background and be competent in reading and modifying electrical drawings. You will have the confidence to explore and implement on-site initiatives. You will support the engineering team to close out any corrective actions in a timely mannered. You will lead by example, providing good Health and Safety guidance to both visitors and contractors, while working in a safe working environment.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:


  • Comply and maintain safe production processes, including following appropriate food safety and Health and Safety procedures, while keeping data and reports up to date.
  • Support with routine safety audits and inspections.
  • Report on near misses within your own department, and other areas of the business.


  • Support audits, where requested to help to rectify any areas of concern in the business.
  • Report any food safety near misses or concerns to the relevant section manager or manufacturing manager.


  • Lead and support the site engineering teams to ensure that the operation and maintenance of all machinery, equipment and engineering facilities are working effectively and to a high standard.
  • Upskill both nights engineering teams and ensure that both teams work to high and equal standards.
  • Support the planned preventative maintenance program and be familiar with plant layout when developing new plans and initiatives.
  • Ensure planned preventative maintenance plans are adhered to.
  • Reduce downtime on nights by carrying out root cause analysis and implementing change.
  • Attend call outs to departments for any reactive breakdowns and record downtime.
  • Use the on-site CMMS to capture all relevant information.
  • Analyse departmental needs and develop effective solutions to support the business.
  • Support, explore and deliver any initiatives passed down from Engineering Management.
  • Explore and implement solutions to prevent repetitive breakdowns.
  • Update records as and where required for the engineering department.
  • Achieve Key Performance Targets as agreed with Engineering Management.
  • Have good housekeeping habits, disposing of packaging, wrapping etc.
  • Ensure that workshop facilities and canteen are maintained and cleaned frequently and to the correct standard.
  • Be proactive in looking for solutions to improve any working area – Quality and Continuous Improvement (QCIT).
  • Use Company business software where necessary – Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Maintain X and SAP with training
  • To maintain detailed, accurate and timely records of root causes of failures and work carried out
  • Be able to review and make improvements to customer service

Personal Specifications:

  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety and Food Safety and report any issues you may become aware of to JDM management
  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to Food Safety and report any hygiene issues which you feel are out of your control to JDM management
  • Work harmoniously and closely with all colleagues
  • Liaise with other members of the engineering department to achieve common company goals
  • Share information and where appropriate skills with other members of engineering
  • Treat others as equals
  • Discourage blame culture
  • Show a positive attitude to work tasks
  • Show a helpful and open attitude to all aspects of your position
  • Maintain a positive attitude, no matter how tedious the job and encourage others to do the same
  • Be able to work under own initiative, without supervision
  • Take ownership and accountability for all work done on site
  • Possess a polite and friendly telephone manner
  • Undertake any in-house or external training sessions

Hours of work:

  • Monday – Friday 17:30 – 02:00


Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bicker
Salary/Rate: £24.71 Per Hour

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