Integrated Shift Engineer


Knottingley, GB

An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.



Etex are on the lookout for an Integrated Shift Engineer to join the Building Performance team!

Ferrybridge, Pontefract, WF11 8UL 

Permanent, Shift Based (12-hour shifts, 4 on 4 off – 2 days, 2 nights & 18 days off every 7 set of 4) 

Average 38 hours per week

 £46,000 Starting Salary DOE Including Shift Pay with a view to increase based on internal competency based grading system 

Overtime Available 


What you’ll do

Working as a Integrated Shift Engineer, you will deliver a safe, proactive and professional electrical / mechanical service to all departments across the site, primarily manufacturing. This will include providing diagnostic skills, initiating improvements and undertaking preventative maintenance tasks to ensure an efficient and reliable production process.

Key Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to:

  • Participate in the development of the TPM process to cover all equipment across the site, including leading in defining and standardising all Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) and Standard Maintenance Procedures (SMP). 
  • Participate in a proactive role in equipment reliability plans that reduce the number of failures and minimise the effects of failures that do occur. 
  • Participate and lead in RCA methodologies such as 8D, 7-Step Chronic Problem Solving, EWOs, 5why and 5G. 
  • Support the cost deployment process through cost effective project participation 
  • Support with Capex projects contributing to the improvements of Production related Assets
  • Ensure all reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner e.g. shift reports and updating department 'InfoHub' boards to display accurate and detailed information. 
  • To effectively communicate all relevant information and develop strong working relationships with all team members using a variety of platforms, e.g. Microsoft Teams 
  • Operate a dual role system of working ensuring that first line response to all plant breakdown is maintained to a world class standard at all times


What you’ll bring:

At Etex, we are looking for dedicated, communicative and innovative people to join our team. In return, we’ll develop your engineering skills further, to ensure you are truly multiskilled (mechanical, electrical, and PLC software combined). There will be time factored into your pattern of work to support your training, using our inhouse test kits as well as accredited external providers. In this position you will also require;


  • NVQ Level 3 in an engineering discipline or experience within a reliability and maintenance time served apprenticeship
  • Electrical and Mechanical Work Experience
  • PLC knowledge, Siemens S7 preferable
  • High level knowledge of mechanical systems 
  • Experience of Planned Preventative Maintenance and proactive applications
  • Portable Appliance Testing skill would be advantageous
  • Ability to diagnose to route cause
  • Awareness to identify solutions and action accordingly 
  • Strong work ethic with a high commitment to health and safety
  • Ability to prioritise, analyse problems quickly and diligently, whilst maintaining positive working relationships with internal customers and the plant management team


Who you’ll work with:

At Etex we believe that it’s not about who I report to, or who reports to me. It’s about who I can help and who can help me. As the Integrated Shift Engineer your expertise means that you will be a valued member of the Engineering Team.  In addition to your direct team, you will have regular connections with the departments across the Ferrybridge Plant.

Why work with Etex?

At Etex, we might be leaders in modern, sustainable construction, but our people are our priority. We care about our teammates and they feel it. We are driven by a core set of values that permeates through everything we do. A passion for excellence drives us. Through dedication, innovation and adherence to the highest standards, we deliver the very best quality to our partners and customers. 

We connect and care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people. When we combine these two elements, we are able to pioneer to lead. We actively seek to outperform and act as a leader in our ever-changing sector. We harness the power of sustainable construction and take responsibility for the impact our people, our operations and our legacy make on the world.

We make a positive human impact – motivated by changing people’s lives, improving the future of our planet and over-delivering for our customers.

Etex is a place for people who want to inspire change and build inspiring ways of living.


What we offer

  • 9% total pension (3% input from you, 6% input from us)
  • Annual bonus scheme 
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program, including personal 1:1 wellbeing content and services
  • Online discount scheme for 100s of well-known retailers
  • Annual holiday allowance
  • Wellbeing events run throughout the year




Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 11,000 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.