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Position Title: Shift Engineer 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Whittlesey 

Requisition ID: 10610 



At McCain, its not just about what we make, but its about how we make it that’s important. And so, we are looking for a Shift Engineer to strengthen our team and to take the lead in delivering first line maintenance.


Based at our Whittlesey plant, you will be responsible for carrying out first line maintenance tasks and improvements on equipment throughout the factory efficiently and effectively to enable maintenance targets to be met.


As a key member of the Engineering Team, you will liaise with the Shift Engineering Managers to complete designated tasks efficiently, to the highest possible standard. You will have a right ‘first time’ work ethic and use root cause analysis to determine the underlying reasons behind problems and failures, and act on the findings.


We are looking for someone who can really make a difference to our plant; the ideal candidate being a proactive and positive individual who will provide and implement ideas to improve both mechanical and manufacturing efficiency (as well as equipment reliability) within the site. It is essential that you have completed a time served apprenticeship and have a minimum qualification of either a NVQ Level 3 or BTEC Level 3 in either engineering or an engineering related stream.

Although we do encourage you to taste the goods, you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great salary and some pretty good benefits including:


  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe


And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future. We have an ambitious 5 year growth plan that presents development & progression opportunities for those who seek it out.




McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: Great Britain 
Department: ​D Shift Engineers ​
Location(s): GB - United Kingdom : England : Peterborough 

Company: McCain Foods (G.B.) Ltd 

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