Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Forces Recruitment Services Ltd
London (Greater)
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
HQ5105 Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Salary £30,000 per annum

Location: Rainham, Essex

The Electrical Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the continuous running of equipment and machinery. This position is ideally suited for someone with an electrical bias with mechanical experience and qualifications. You will use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and electrical test equipment to assist in fault finding on some of the machinery and equipment; the remaining will be offline and require problem solving.

Applications from ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this role and are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities

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

Knowledge, skills and qualifications required:


* Proactive approach, displaying a can do / will do attitude
* Time Served Engineer – NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering or similar
* Electronically biased with some demonstrable mechanical experience
* Experience of maintaining machine shop facilities (ie.;– 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
* Self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment


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

Desirables – (NOT essential)

HNC or BEng in the following;

* Electrical & Electronic Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Manufacturing Engineering
* Production Engineering

Qualifications in the following technical disciplines will also be considered;

* BTEC Operations & Maintenance Engineering
* NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
* C&G Certificate in Engineering


* £30,000 per annum

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