The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Shift Engineer at our Fakenham site. Fakenham is our dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian products for The Unbelievable ALT. brand and under license for Linda McCartney Foods. 

As a Shift Engineer you will be a key player in the asset care program to deliver improved site reliability.

These works will be a combination of 100 year fixes and routine PPM’s across multiple Production lines.

Working as part of a small team but must have the capability and drive to work on his or her own.

To work with departmental leaders and others developing a pride in the work areas keeping them clean, tidy and ensuring works do not compromise safety or quality.

Promote team work across all functions including Production, Technical, Hygiene and Product Development.

You will support all aspects of the operation to ensure products are manufactured in a safe, hygienic, and efficient manner.

You are to ensure individual accountability for best practice and keeping skills up to date

You will also be required carry out any other duties as reasonably requested by Engineering Team leader.

Key Accountabilities

Ensure that performance of plant is maintained at agreed levels – aim of 100%:

Planned maintenance, Overhaul works and CI Improvements during non-Production times.

These works will be planned through our CMMS system and allocated via team leader.

Duties will include both Mechanical (80%) and Electrical (20%) works on packaging lines and supporting process equipment, normally found in food manufacture.

As part of a small team you fill be expected to work in a flexible manner both on your own or as part of the team, to ensure all planned works are completed.

As a qualified Engineer we expect you to be forth coming with ideas and initiative’s to optimise line efficiency.

Encourage an open communication culture between departments. (Engineering, Technical, Production, Planning , NPD, and  Hygiene)

To be a role model for the Operatives in assisting and driving the agreed standards with shift and site managers, Assist with Instruction and demonstration of efficient machine operation with Production, Hygiene and Technical as required on start up.

Completion of maintenance projects:

Modifications, or process upgrades

Continuous improvement

Additional projects as needed or requested on an on-going basis


 i.e. Water, Air, Gas, Electricity, Refrigeration, Steam etc.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

Education Level

Time served Apprenticeship


Multi-skilled (70% Mech / 30% Elect)

Relevant Engineering qualifications (Electrical Mechanical Engineering, Health & Safety, etc.)


Experience of FMCG operations, computer literate with experience of CMMS & Microsoft Office programs. 
PLC fault finding/diagnostics along with a strong health and safety ethic and HACCP would be beneficial.

Key Competencies

Strong communications skills.
Ability to work within a team and on own initiative.
A positive can-do attitude.

Conditions of Role

Travel to other sites or suppliers may be required.
Will involve exposure to heights, confined areas, COSHH and extremes of temperature.  

What can we offer you?

Competitive salary 

25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday 
Option to purchase additional annual leave
A day off work to support our charity partners
Flexible working options
Medical benefit and access to a 'Wellbeing' portal
And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

 About us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners. 

Our Vision 

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality. 

Top Talent across the UK

Over our 12 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 1,200 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year. 

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!