Multi-skilled Engineer / Electrical Maintenance Technician

2x Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineers (Electrical Bias) required for permanent positions (1x M-F Days & 1x shifts M-F 12hr days/nights) for a Manufacturing company in the Chester / Deeside area. Salary is £30,000 – £38,000 (dependent on shift pattern, experience and qualifications) plus benefits (see below). The successful candidate will be working average of 40 hours/week (Mon-Fri days & nights shift pattern) plus occasional O/T.


  • Day’s salary – up to £31,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) + occasional O/T.
  • Shifts salary – up to £38,000 incl. shift allowance (dependent on experience and qualifications) + occasional O/T
    • Shift pattern (Mon-Fri 12 hr Days & Nights + 1 in 3 Saturday’s (Days))
  • 20 days holiday plus bank hols – increasing 1 day a year to a max of 25 days plus bank hols
  • Company pension
  • Healthcare scheme.

Job Objective: Reporting directly to the Engineering Team Leader, the successful candidate will react to any production break-downs, undertake planned maintenance on a wide range of new and old equipment and work on planned improvements to plant and production machinery.

The successful Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer (Elec Bias) day to day duties will include:

  • Perform repairs to any process breakdown to minimise downtime and return plant to production.
  • Perform routine maintenance and fault finding to wide range of equipment including old relay logic hard wired systems to PLC/ HMI bus systems, returning the equipment back into operation in a safe manner whilst minimising lost time.
  • Undertake electrical and mechanical installation work for new plant or carry out modifications to existing plant in compliance with required standards and latest legislations.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and work on planned improvements to plant / equipment.
  • Adhere to H&S policies/ procedures and carry out all activities in a safe and responsible manner.

To be suitable for this Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician (Elec Bias) role it is essential that you have the following experience and skills:

  • Completed relevant maintenance engineering apprenticeship
  • Recent experience as an Electrical Maintenance Engineer in a manufacturing environment.
  • Relevant electrical engineering qualification and knowledge of current electrical wiring regulations.
  • Excellent mechanical and electrical fault finding and testing skills.
  • Good working knowledge of PLC’s, pneumatics, hydraulics, variable speed drives (ac/dc)
  • Able to work under pressure, excellent problem solving skills and a logical thought process.
  • Ability to read electrical drawings
  • Good communicational skills (Oral, Reading & Writing), able to communicate at all levels.

To be more suitable for this Electrical Maintenance Engineer role you will have the following experience / qualifications:

  • HNC or higher Electrical Engineering qualification.
  • Mechanical engineering qualifications
  • Knowledge of control techniques PLC / Drives
  • Maintenance of complex equipment

Key Words: Electrical Engineer, Electrical Maintenance, Multi-Skilled Engineer, Planned Preventative Maintenance, PLC’s, HMI, Motors, Drives, AC / DC, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, 17th / 18th Edition, Fault Finding, PPM, Manufacturing, Production, Chester, Deeside, Cheshire

The successful Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician (Electrical Bias) will need to be flexible as there will be a requirement to cover for weekends / on call, work additional hours as and when the business requires and other duties not mentioned in this job description. You will also have the relevant qualifications and experience, be self-motivated / pro-active, able to work under pressure, well organised, analytical, logical, able to communicate at all levels, work alone and also as part of a team.

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