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Senior Shift Engineer - Brighter Foods

Canteen staff at the company canteen cash register

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Nutrition Manufacturing


UK, Tywyn

Job Type


THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 7,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

Senior Multi-Skilled Engineer - Brighter Foods

Shift: Rotating Days/Nights 4 on, 4 off (6am-6pm / 6pm-6am)

Location: Tywyn

REPORTING TO: Engineering Manager 

Salary- £45,000 - £50,000


The Senior Multi-Skilled Shift Engineer is a key leadership role within the engineering team of a food processing facility. This role is responsible for leading and coordinating maintenance activities across various shifts, ensuring the efficient operation of machinery and equipment, and providing technical expertise to resolve complex issues. The Senior Engineer plays a crucial role in maintaining high standards of safety, quality, and operational efficiency within the food production environment. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Technical Leadership: 

  • Lead and mentor a team of multi-skilled engineers and technicians across multiple shifts. 
  • Provide technical expertise to diagnose and resolve complex mechanical, electrical, and automation issues. 
  • Collaborate with the engineering and production teams to optimize equipment performance and reliability. 

Maintenance and Troubleshooting: 

  • Oversee preventive and corrective maintenance activities to minimize downtime and ensure optimal equipment functionality. 
  • Conduct root cause analysis for equipment failures and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence. 
  • Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and PLC-based control systems to maintain operational efficiency. 

Continuous Improvement: 

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency enhancements within the production environment. 
  • Implement lean manufacturing principles and best practices to streamline maintenance operations. 
  • Drive initiatives to reduce waste, improve productivity, and enhance overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). 

Safety and Compliance: 

  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations, standards, and company policies. 
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections to identify potential hazards and implement corrective measures. 
  • Promote a culture of safety awareness and adherence to best practices among the engineering team. 

Communication and Collaboration: 

  • Coordinate with production, quality, and supply chain teams to prioritize maintenance activities and minimize disruptions. 
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels to provide updates on maintenance schedules, equipment status, and project timelines. 
  • Foster strong relationships with equipment suppliers, contractors, and service providers to ensure timely support and resolution of issues. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field; professional engineering certification is a plus. 
  • Extensive experience in a maintenance leadership role within the food industry. 
  • Strong technical knowledge of food processing equipment, automation systems, and utilities. 
  • Proficiency in PLC programming, electrical troubleshooting, and mechanical systems. 
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements, safety standards, and quality management systems. 

Personal Attributes: 

  • Leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a team. 
  • Problem-solving mindset with strong analytical and decision-making abilities. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Adaptability and flexibility to manage changing priorities and work under pressure. 
  • Commitment to continuous learning, professional development, and staying updated with industry trends. 


The Senior Multi-Skilled Shift Engineer plays a critical role in ensuring the reliability, efficiency, and safety of engineering operations within the food industry. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and a proactive approach to maintenance and continuous improvement. The successful candidate will contribute to achieving operational excellence, minimising downtime, and supporting the organization’s goals for growth and innovation. 

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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