Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer - Flexible Shift Cover

An established automated site for a leading national supermarket, which has been utilising TGW’s equipment since 2017. Having recently moved to a new team structure, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact on the continuous improvement activities across the site and work with leading automated equipment. 

Main Responsibilities

We’re looking to bring a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join our existing client site based in Heston, Hounslow. The client is one of the UK’s leading supermarkets and this site is one of three which utilises TGW’s automated solution. TGW's equipment includes flat conveyors, spiralveyors, automated picking stations and high-speed storage and retrieval shuttles.


The TGW on-site team numbers 14 in total, which will mean on any shift there will always be three TGW Engineers on shift (Engineering Team Leader, Engineer and a Technician) providing a clear escalation path. In addition, you’ll have support from TGW’s remote hotline team made up of specialist Controls/PLC Engineers and WCS specialists.


As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you’ll have an incredibly varied workload due to the range of equipment utilised on the site. Your duties could include carrying out servicing on the conveyors to replace a broken roller or bearing, fault-finding on the BUS network and panels, conducting meetings with the customer’s operation teams to identify improvement areas, servicing the shuttle modules, coordinating planned preventative maintenance, or leading on breakdowns.


You will work a flexible shift pattern covering maintenance windows and support on the standard shift. Your hours will be 40 per week (8 hours over 5 days), working days and nights. 

About You

You’ll be an electrically-biased Engineer with experience of working in an operational engineering role and ideally has had some experience with automated equipment (conveyors, lifts, shuttles, etc.). You will be confident in communicating with different individuals and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Previous experience with PLC/controls systems (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Omron, etc.) and/or Warehouse Management Systems would also be desirable, but not essential as training will be provided. 



  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 / City and Guilds in electrical engineering or have a completed electrical apprenticeship.
  • Previous experience of working in an operational engineering role within a similar environment
  • Excellent communication skills and customer focus
  • Ability to work in a time critical environment



  • Mechanical qualification
  • PLC fault-finding experience 
  • FMCG or Food/Drink Manufacturing sector experience

We offer

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes 22 days annual holiday entitlement with the option to buy a further 3 days of flexible holiday, a contributory pension scheme, 50% discounts to gym memberships, cycle to work scheme and access to discounts via our affinity scheme.

Matthew Mercer

Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date
01 February, 2019
Cranfield Lane, Hounslow, UK