Shift Engineer (m/f)

Overview of the role:

  • To support the Knapp Engineering Team Leader in his duties in providing a highly available automation system
  • In conjunction with Knapp UK technicians, provide a first class site response to the customer, ensuring as far as reasonably practical a first time right policy.
  • Involvement in Daily Review Meetings as and when required, both with the customers and Knapp UK, providing detailed information as required.
  • Provide emergency breakdown and maintenance support. On all equipment and software issues on the installed equipment
  • Be part of the Issue Management and the internal escalation process on all related maintenance issues, in partnership with the customer.
  • Create strong effective working relationships with our customers and your responsibility team, to enable Knapp to provide a first class service.
  • Provide performance in terms of supporting maintenance activities on site, speed of response and quality of repair and standards of workmanship.
  • To provide maintenance support on all aspects of the installed system.
  • To work within a team of site technicians and third party repair companies on their activities on site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake breakdown maintenance of site automation as required
  • Carry out PPM of automation equipment to the required standard
  • Complete breakdown reports and shift reports including any issues arising on shift which may have or had an effect on the performance of the site equipment and / or the maintenance department
  • Liaise with operations to ensure workload is prioritized correctly
  • Undertake improvement, repairs and modifications
  • Assist in project installation work including cost reduction activities


  • NVQ/BTEC Level 3 In an Electrical discipline
  • NVQ Level2 in a Mechanical discipline
  • Advance Full apprenticeship
  • 3 years’ experience in logistics automation
  • Electrical/Mechanical maintenance and inspection.
  • 3 phase, Single Phase, 24/48V DC knowledge.
  • Electrical Drawing navigation

Candidate profile:

  • Team oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to “think on their feet”
  • Flexible in hours worked
  • Able to take ownership of situations
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Physically fit and able to work at height

General remarks:

Knapp is a growing globally operating business and this role offers the potential to grow within our business.

Are you looking for new challenges? Do your eyes sparkle with enthusiasm when you talk about your specialist area? Do you gladly take on responsibility? Are you able to grasp complex issues? Are you brave enough to take new paths and do you view changes as exciting opportunities?

Then apply now! We look forward to getting to know you.


Here are a few tips for a successful application.

Complete + online + authentic = good chances


The following documents are important to us:

  • Cover letter (please indicate your core areas in the case of speculative applications)
  • CV (résumé) in tabular format with a photo
  • Diploma certificates and evidence of professional experience


Please only apply via our application tool.

Tip: Apply for current vacancies to maximize your chances. In the case of speculative applications, it can take some time before we have an appropriate offer for you.


Once you have completed the first two steps, you are a good deal closer to your new job. If your educational and professional backgrounds fit one of our job opportunities we will invite you to an interview in person.

The interview is the most important part of the application process. Above all, we look for authenticity. During the interview, we will find out whether our expectations match each other and whether a long-term cooperation can be formed.


Bewerbungsprozess Onlinebewerbung1. Apply online

Bewerbungsprozess Erhalt der Empfangsbestätigung2. Confirmation of receipt sent

Bewerbungsprozess Sichtung der Bewerbungsunterlagen durch Fach- und Personalabteilung3. Human Resources and specific department look at your documents

Bewerbungsprozess Rückmeldung und Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch4. If we like what we see: invitation to an interview in person

Bewerbungsprozess erstes persönliches Gespräch5. The excitement builds: first interview in person

Bewerbungsprozess eventuell zweites persönliches Gespräch6. If necessary: second interview in person

Bewerbungsprozess Rückmeldung bzw. Einstellung7. Do we fit well together? Welcome to KNAPP!

To ensure a speedy application process, please only apply via our application tool. After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation of receipt.


KNAPP U.K. Limited
Burton Upon Trent
Great Britain
full time


Kirsty Johnson

Kirsty Johnson

Human Resources
Unit 60 Monument Business Park Warpsgrove Lane, Chalgrove OX44 7RW Oxfordshire Großbritannien