Maintenance Engineer - Electrical

This position will maintain all equipment and control systems and other facilities of the plant, ensuring all production lines at the manufacturing site run reliably and efficiently. Also, to partake in company projects related to the technical role. To help manage Maintenance Workshop, ensuring routine and non-routine maintenance activities carried out on the Site are executed in a safe, timely and consistent manner.


Key Responsibilities

• To carry out the requirements of the planned preventive maintenance programme.

• To ensure production lines are capable of running at maximum efficiency through involvement in continuous improvement processes

• To perform day to day in depth fault finding, diagnosis and breakdown repairs as necessary

• To assist with machine changeovers, training technicians as necessary

• To provide technical input into key operations projects e.g. facilities upgrade, capital investment proposals, new product introductions

• To carry out reactive and planned maintenance duties

• To carry out production line changes

• To train production staff as required

• To carry out maintenance to the Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) schedule

• To carry out any associated project work

• To work with QA to develop technological solutions to any QA issues within the organisation.

• To assist with SOP/WI improvements

• To assist in stock control and management

• To keep track of all in-house engineering activities, keeping the relevant stakeholders updated on the progress of said activities.

• To provide updates on all critical breakdowns promptly to Maintenance Team Leader and other relevant stakeholders when required. 




▪ English and Maths GCSE’s Grade C and above (or equivalent)

▪ ITIL Foundation and Lifecycle certification in Service Operations

▪ Basic GxP training for pharmaceutical IT systems

▪ Training in GAMP 5 Computer Systems Validation and Data Integrity



• A Time-Served Electrical Engineer or higher diploma

• Educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent (Math’s and English)

• HNC/HND Engineering qualification


Knowledge and Skills


• 17th Edition (18th Edition preferable) BS 7671:2018 regulations

• Understanding 415V AC – 24V DC

• 3 phase / single phase motors, Servos, VSD’s, VLT’s, Inverters

• Installation of containment – Ladder, Conduit and Basket

• Cable glanding – SWA, SY,

• Panel wiring and controls, including safety circuits

• Ability to understand and interpret wiring diagrams.

• PLC systems

• Previous experience working in a fast-paced GMP environment

• Electrical experience

• Knowledge of preventative maintenance programmes

• FMCG packaging machinery or pharmaceutical experience

• Experience in some or all of the following areas:

- Liquid filling

- Cartoning systems

- Labelling

- Tube filling

- Shrink wrap systems

- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) interrogation (Omron, Allen Brady, Siemens)

• Ability to monitor and report results

• Ability to read ladder diagrams and SCADA

• Lean Manufacturing experience



• Mechanical experience

• IT literate (Excel and SAP)



• Professional, self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative

• Good interactive and communication skills (written and verbal)

• Team player with the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels

• Able to prioritise and deal effectively with a varied workload

• Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

• Good fault-finding skills

• Adaptable and keen to learn