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Maintenance Electrician / Electrical Craftsperson

Time served / Apprentice trained Maintenance Electrician / Electrical Craftsperson is required for permanent position for a Manufacturing company in the Bury / Whitefield area.

Rate of pay is £19.35/hr PAYE incl.

shift allowance (likely earnings to be circa £50k - £60k incl.

regular O/T) plus benefits (see below).

The successful candidate will be working a 4 week rotating, continental shift pattern, average of 42 hours/week (12 hour days & 12 hour nights, with 7 consecutive days off in a 4 week rotation).

The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working in an industrial manufacturing environment and be familiar with three phase / 440v, single phase and DC control systems (incl.

motor and heating), industrial electrical installations and industrial manufacturing machinery.


  • Hourly Rate: £19.35 incl.

    shift allowance (weekly paid).

  • Regular overtime readily available, likely earnings to be £50-60k pa

  • 33 days holiday allowance (6 hrs / half days can be taken)

  • Pension

  • Life assurance

Working Hours:

Continental shift pattern across 4 weeks - 12 hours shifts (Days 6am - 6pm & Nights 6pm - 6am)

4 week shift rotation example:

Week1: 1D, 3N, 3 OFF

Week2: 1 OFF, 3D, 3 OFF

Week3: 4 off, 3N

Week4: 4 off, 3D

Week5: 1D, 3N, 3 OFF

And so on.

The successful Maintenance Electrician / Electrical Maintenance Technician / Industrial Electrical Craftsperson day to day duties will include:

  • Diagnose and repair electrical problems on industrial and occasional domestic electrical systems - Including 3 phase motor control, DC motor control and Siemens control systems

  • Assess the parts needed for a job

  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance and testing

  • Rewire faulty electrical systems

  • Ensure good quality workmanship which upholds company standards and complies with industrial codes and follows safety requirements

  • Ability to work alone and also work within a team

  • Install electrical systems to 17th / 18th edition regs.

The ideal Maintenance Electrician / Industrial Electrical Craftsperson will have the following experience, skills and characteristics:

  • Completed relevant maintenance engineering apprenticeship i.e.

    NVQ L3 / C&G L3

  • Recent experience as an Electrical Maintenance Engineer in a manufacturing environment.

  • Relevant electrical engineering qualification and knowledge of current electrical wiring regulations 17/18th

  • Good working knowledge Three phase, single phase and DC control systems - including motor and heating

  • Able to follow relay ladder logic wiring diagrams

  • Industrial Electrical installation experience.

  • Basic understanding of mechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics repairs

  • Able to work under pressure, work safely, excellent problem solving skills, attentive and a logical thought process.

  • Ability to read electrical drawings

  • Good communicational skills (Oral, Reading & Writing), able to communicate at all levels.

  • HNC or higher Electrical Engineering qualification (desirable)

  • Testing and Inspection with PAT - (desirable)

  • Basic knowledge of a PLC's / Siemens control system - recognition of Inputs and Outputs (desirable)

  • Basic knowledge of variable speed drives AC/DC (desirable)

This position could be right for you if you want to work as any of the following: Industrial Electrician, Electrical Craftsperson, Electrical Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Electrician, Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer / Technician, Shift Engineer, Electrical Field Service Engineer, Maintenance Technician, Multi-Skilled Engineering Technician.

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The successful Electrical Maintenance Engineer / Maintenance Electrician will need to be flexible as there will be a requirement 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.

If you are interested in Maintenance Electrician / Industrial Electrical Craftsperson role and meet majority of the above criteria please click on the apply now button