Maintenance Electrician

Location York
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £15.32 per hour
Contact name: Dorota Kolinska-Costa

Contact email:
Job ref: 008448
Published: 3 months ago

We are looking for Maintenance Electrician to join our Maintenance team based in York. In this role you will assume a pivotal role in delivering maintenance and engineering services to our Manufacturing division. Your primary responsibilities encompass the repair, service, and testing, of our manufacturing assets ensuring continual availability.

In addition to these core duties, you will be entrusted with addressing remedial actions originating from fixed wiring inspections and testing. Furthermore, you will take the lead in designing and executing new installations, as well as modernising the electrical infrastructure across the property.

Role Details

  • Hourly Rate: £15.09 and £2.12, rising to £15.32 and £2.15 on 1st January 2024 plus Premium Shift Allowance
  • Role based: Portakabin Ltd., New Lane, Huntington, York, YO32 9PT
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Working Hours - Double Day Shifts:

- Morning Shift - working Monday to Thursday 5:45am until 2:00pm and Fridays from 5:45am until 12:45pm

- Afternoon Shift - working Monday to Thursday 13:45 until 23:45 and Fridays non-working day


Role Responsibilities

Your key accountabilities in this role will be:

*       Perform essential maintenance services on manufacturing equipment, prioritising safety, efficiency, and reliability.

*       Diagnose, troubleshoot, and conduct repairs on assets to minimise downtime and enhance the operational longevity of equipment.

*       Conduct regular inspections of electrical systems to identify and address potential issues.

*       Perform preventive maintenance tasks on electrical equipment to prevent breakdowns.

*       Design and install new electrical systems or modify existing ones to meet operational requirements.

*       Execute repairs and resolve issues identified in fixed wiring inspections and testing.

*       Ensure compliance with safety standards and regulatory requirements during remedial actions.

*       Conduct safety assessments and implement measures to enhance electrical safety in the facility.

*       Tackle various work assignments with flexibility and adaptability, involving the repair of both mechanical and electrical equipment.

*       While carrying out your responsibilities, prioritize safety by taking utmost care to protect yourself, your maintenance colleagues, and others who might be affected by your actions or omissions.

*       Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and equipment specifications.

*       Create reports on electrical system performance and recommend improvements

Benefits & Opportunities

*       Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

*       Contributory Pension including Life Assurance Scheme

*       Included in a bonus scheme that increases base pay

*       A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

*       A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

*       Cycle to Work Scheme

*       Refer a Friend Scheme

*       Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

*       Completed a recognised electrical apprenticeship to L3 NVQ or higher

*       2377-77 Level 3 Award in the In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (603/6790/8) or equivalent City and Guilds 2377

*       Initial and Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing (2391)

*       BS 7671 - 18th Edition, The IET Wiring Regulations

*       Strong experience in maintenance and repair production machinery

*       Practical engineering ability

*       Strong principles of mechanical work, fitting and assembly

Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.

We are conducting interviews during, or before, the week commencing Monday 1 January 2024.

About Portakabin

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.

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