Shift Engineer (Multi-skilled, Electrically Biased)

Deadline: Friday 27th August 2021

Posted: Friday 13th August 2021

A vacancy has become available for a multi-skilled maintenance engineer to join Aquascot’s Engineering Department.

Position: Shift Engineer (Multi-skilled, Electrically Biased)

Reports to: Senior Engineer

Location: Alness

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Dependent on Experience


Aquascot is an employee-owned seafood manufacturing business, established for over 30 years and based in Alness, Ross-shire, committed to providing sustainable, high-quality seafood to its customer.

The successful candidate will be working as part of a multi-disciplined team to maintain the assets within the site, both production and site services in order to optimise the use of equipment and deliver maximum volume at the right quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide a quick and effective response to line breakdowns
  • To carry out planned and preventative maintenance to agreed schedules.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety, quality, and environmental procedures.
  • To Diagnose faults and to test, repair and maintain electrical / mechanical equipment and machinery using the correct tools in a safe manner in accordance with relevant food hygiene standards.
  • Use Route cause analysis to identify reason for failure.
  • Use the CMMS (Pirana) system effectively recording information and parts movements accurately.
  • Complete basic building fabric remedial work and repairs including those to all associated services / equipment including plumbing, drainage, heating, ventilation, lighting etc.

Key Attributes


  • Holds a Modern Engineering Apprenticeship or a recognised engineering qualification such as HNC or City & Guilds
  • 3 Years FMCG experience working in a Factory environment is desirable.
  • Ideally electrically biased with strong mechanical knowledge.
  • 18th Edition wiring regulations.
  • Safely carry out electrical testing on machinery and be able to read electrical drawings.
  • Strong fault finding and repair experience minimum 2 years.
  • Flexible working (including weekends). Currently working on a dayshift-based role which includes backshifts.
  • Computer literate.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A good communicator in order to converse with different functions across the business.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative .
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • A good listener, supportive and encouraging of team members.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Team player.


  • Refrigeration equipment knowledge.
  • Food process knowledge.

Please send a CV and cover letter to David Wright, Engineering Manager, at if you are interested in this position.

Deadline: Friday 27th August 2021

Apply now.