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Long Clawson Dairy Ltd is a world-renowned producer of Specialty cheeses situated in the Vale of Belvoir, in rural Leicestershire. Spread over two sites, the company is a fast growing, award winning manufacture of Stilton® and Specialty cheeses, priding itself on successfully balancing innovation with tradition.

Shift Engineer

An exciting development opportunity has arisen in the Engineering Department for 1 Shift Engineer, reporting into the Lead Engineer at Bottesford. The successful candidate will assist the Lead Engineer in managing the Engineering workload to ensure optimum Engineering Performance.

Working a shift pattern of 06:00-14:00 / 14:00 – 22:00 Monday to Friday.              

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Organise and ensure maximum plant and equipment efficiency downtime is minimised
  • Ensure planned engineering tasks are delivered on time and in full
  • Ensuring good repair/Manufacturing practices and procedures are followed
  • Enforce site rules and procedures at all times
  • Ensure the close-out of all Maintenance Hand-Back sheets
  • Ensure close-out of completed Planned Maintenance sheets
  • Liaise with production / QA giving accurate and detailed information regarding works and repairs
  • Work closely with production staff to achieve daily targets.
  • Develop cost reduction initiatives for your department, to drive efficiency and process improvements
  • Support the staff and teams in your area of control to meet the needs of business
  • Undertake small projects as required.
  • Attend Production meetings

Experience & Skills


  • Relevant qualification in Mechanical/Electrical engineering minimum NVQ3 / HNC.
  • Strong planning and organising skills (able to prioritise own workload).
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Excellent Communicator (verbal, written, listening, influencing).
  • Self-motivated and proactive approach to work.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety and other relevant legislation

Key Competencies

Effective Communication

Planning & Organisation

Problem Analysis

Results Driven.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Interested applicants should apply by sending their CV and a covering letter; clearly stating their skills and experience by email to: paul.hederington@clawson.co.uk or in writing to Paul Hederington, Maintenance Manager, Long Clawson Dairy Ltd, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4PJ


The closing date for applications is Friday 15th November 2019