Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Posted 4 April by Planwell Recruitment Easy Apply

Our client based in Rainham is looking for an experienced Electrical Maintenance Engineer to join their busy team.

As a maintenance engineer you will be responsible for the continuous running of equipment and machinery. Maintenance engineers are also involved in control and monitoring devices and occasionally in the manufacture of items that will help in maintenance. They play a vital role in the efficiency, development and progress of manufacturing and the day to day running of the factory. Maintenance engineers work with other professionals in order to improve production facilities, reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and production processes.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and tasks will vary, however a mechanical bias with electrical experience and qualifications are required as a minimum. Use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and electrical test equipment to assist in fault finding on all machinery and equipment. You will typically be involved in:

• Support the Planned Preventative Maintenance System and respond to equipment faults

• Support the Total Productive Manufacturing initiative on site (TPM)

• Accountable for all electrical appliances on site

• Designing / amending maintenance strategies, procedures and methods

• Designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods for new installations

• Accountable for the installation of new parts ensuring equipment is working correctly

• Diagnosing faults, breakdown problem, troubleshooting all machinery and equipment

• Carrying out quality inspections on jobs

• Liaising with other engineering and production colleagues

• Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components

• Controlling maintenance tools, stores, equipment and costs

• Dealing with and responding to emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs

• Working within Health & Safety policies and procedures and making improvements

• Working with specialist equipment, such as programmable machines

• Working with pneumatics

• Ensuring there is continuous cover of the machinery in case of breakdowns

• Utilisation of the appropriate tools required to complete each task such as a lathe, milling machine, surface grinder and power tools etc

• Commission modifications and alterations to existing plant and equipment, to improve line efficiencies


Starting salaries for maintenance engineers are in the region of £35,000+ and may increase based on experience. Additionally, bonus structures will be in place.

Working Hours:

Hours are usually 40 hours per week. Maintenance technicians are responsible for minimising

downtime, which can sometimes mean working unsociable hours by being reactive to the needs of the business. You may be required to work alternating shifts during normal business hours. You may be required to work during factory shutdown periods to complete scheduled maintenance.


Minimum required qualifications are as follows:


• 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 (Requirements of Electrical Installations - City & Guilds 2382-15 Level 3)

• C&G 2357-13 NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Installing Electro-technical Systems and Equipment (Buildings and Structures) or;

• C&G 2357-23 NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Electro-technical Services (Electrical Maintenance)

• C&G 2394 Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations, and;

• C&G 2395 Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations, this will entitle you to complete Electrical Installation Condition Reports


Although desirable to have one of the aforementioned degrees, it is not essential and the below qualifications are acceptable:

• BTEC in Operations & Maintenance Engineering

• C&G Certificate in Engineering

• NVQ Level 3 in Engineering

Skills & Experience:


• Time Served Engineer - NVQ level 3 in Engineering etc.

• Mechanically biased engineer with electrical experience and qualifications

• Experience of working with pneumatics

• Experience in mechanical drives and mechanical set up of complex drive systems

• Experience of machine shop facilities - lathe, miller, pillar drills etc.

• Ability to interpret drawings, blue-prints, manuals, sketches or verbal instructions

• Experience of working in manufacturing industry would be an advantage

• Work flexibly to support colleagues within both engineering and other departments.

• Good verbal and written communication skills

• Possess detailed analytical and problem solving skills

• Proactive approach, displaying a can do / will do attitude.

• Self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment

• Manufacturing maintenance engineer and fitter

If you are interest in the position please apply.

Reference: 34827080

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