Electrical Maintenance Technician

  • Salary: £34k - £34k
  • Location: Chesterfield, United Kingdom
  • Job Status: Permanent
  • Industry: Manufacturing & Production
  • Job ID: J888405


The Client

Our client is fast growing company and this is a great time to get on board with them. As part of this growth we are seeking an Electrical Maintenance Engineer to work on shifts. This is a desirable shift within the 12 hour pattern which from September until May is 4 on 6 days off (2 days, 2 nights) then during the summer switches to 4 on 4 off with two 18 day holiday breaks.

The Role

The role of Electrical & Instrumentation technician ensures key deliverables in safety & reliability of the plant are met, technical support is available within the shift, & production support is delivered.

The role holder reports to the shift team leader and is expected to balance priorities and resolve problems as they arise, supporting the process & the shift team in the operation of machinery whilst maintaining safety, quality & production levels through proactive inspections & monitoring.  

The role holder is responsible for carrying out preventative maintenance, fault finding & diagnostics, and engineering repairs across the site operation. A full knowledge of electrical systems & compliance is essential and a good understanding of instrumentation & control systems is desirable.

Main tasks

  • Ensuring the safety of themselves & others when working on site
  • Operating the site safety systems, including the “LOTO isolation” & “Permit to work” systems
  • Producing risk assessments & standard work instructions for related tasks
  • Undertaking regular preventive maintenance, cleaning, lubrication, inspection & safety inspections
  • Effective problem solving for engineering & related problems, & completing reactive repairs to breakdowns
  • Contributing to root cause analysis of failures & faults
  • Liaising with external agencies & manufacturers, & supervising contractors should the nature of a problem or fault extend beyond the knowledge of the role holder
  • Actively support the planning & implementation of planned shut-downs for maintenance & cleaning
  • A percentage of production tasks on each shift. 
  • As the role will be cross functional across all areas of the site this is a challenging yet exciting & interesting position within the business

Key competencies

  • Time served apprentice trained (electrical) minimum of NVQ3 or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a heavy industrial or fast moving consumer goods environment (FMCG)
  • Understanding of basic mechanics and capability of carrying out mechanical tasks
  • Familiarity with DCS &/or PLC systems for fault finding & routine testing
  • Ability to carry out reactive & planned preventive maintenance
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with the production process

Is This You?

If the above describes you, then we want to speak with you, this is a fantastic opportunity for electrical engineers in the South Yorkshire or East Midlands areas. Send your CV to us and if you fit the bill then we will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss the role and our client in more detail.



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