Electrical Maintenance Technician

per annum

Job description

Electrical Maintenance Technician - £25,000 - £31,000                   



To perform all instrumentation and electrical activities to maintain optimum life and operation of plant machinery and equipment.




  1. Provide technical advice in troubleshooting and problem-solving situations
  2. Interrogate and analyse relevant P.L.C. software
  3. Carry out Preventive Maintenance and calibration routines to maximise equipment reliability, to reduce breakdown risk.
  4. Provide input and recommendations for improvements to the Maintenance Management System, Permit to Work Procedure, work access and personal safety provisions.
  5. Regularly check quality of instrumentation to meet production, safety and legal requirements
  6. Provide regular feedback and recommendations to improve the operability of plant machinery and equipment and reduce maintenance costs
  7. Regularly update all instrumentation and electrical documentation, drawings and perform software backups.
  8. Initiate requisitions for materials and follow up deliveries to fulfil job priorities
  9. Co-ordinate Instrumentation and electrical work during project work to achieve planned goals
  10. Performing daily instrumentation duties, and providing detailed technical advice during problem solving and troubleshooting activities to minimise the risk and duration of Plant breakdowns.
  11. Liaise with and maintain regular contact with vendor service engineers
  12. Provide necessary feedback and support regarding failures and repairs, recommend

improvements that are required to increase equipment reliability and safety





  1. Electrical Apprenticeship
  2. HNC or higher qualification
  3. 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations


Work Experience:  

  1. Experience in similar plant and equipment
  2. Have knowledge of current electrical regulations



Critical Competencies/Behaviours:

  1. Personal Leadership - The position requires initiative, personal drive to get things done and problem solving skills.  Able to communicate the status of requests for services beyond normal working hours.
  2. Drive for results – ability to solve breakdown issues quickly in order to minimise production down time. 
  3. Customer Focus - Communicate with Production department regarding completed work orders and the closing out of Work Permits



  1. Communication – this role has contact with all levels of personnel and vendor personnel relating to maintenance companies 
  2. Problem Solving – to provide technical advice in troubleshooting and problem solving for the Production and Quality departments
  3. Fault Finding - Be able to read circuit diagrams and perform basic fault finding using Siemens S5 and S7 software



1. English


Working Hours – Day shifts 6am-6pm, 4 days on, 4 days off.


Annual Holidays - 25 x 12 hour shifts. No bank holidays, these are worked as part of the shift pattern. The plant closes down over Christmas and so these days (usually 4/year) must be taken out of the holiday allowance.        


Bonus Scheme - Payment in line with prevailing company scheme – currently potential is 6% of basic salary (not guaranteed).


Thank you for your interest in this position. It is with regret that we are unable to respond personally to each individual application due to the high volume of CVs we receive on a daily basis. However, your CV and application for this role will be reviewed by one of our qualified consultants within the next 48 hours. If you do not hear from us within this time period, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We hope you will apply for future roles that we advertise regularly on this website. However, to keep up to date with all our recruitment activity, please follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and check out our vacancy page on our website.

Smart Moves Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.




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