Maintenance Technician

25 June 2024
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Job Type


Our client, a global automotive parts manufacturer, is seeking a Maintenance Technician to join their Burton upon Trent plant.

This is an important strategic role within the organisation for a multi-skilled maintenance engineer (electrical bias) with experience in a high-speed manufacturing environment to take part in ensuring the effective and efficient operation of plant and warehouse facilities on three rotating shifts.

The Role:
As Maintenance Technician, your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of the assembly equipment and facilities as and when required.
  • Planning and carrying out Planned Preventative Maintenance.
  • Respond to breakdowns on the assembly equipment on an urgent basis.
  • Recording and analysing data from equipment failures.
  • Liaising with and working with outside contractors.
  • Apply problem solving techniques to assist in improving uptime on equipment.
  • Using your understanding of pneumatics, electrics, PLC systems (Siemens) and robotics to working on bespoke assembly fixtures and conveyor systems.
  • Flexible and willing to work in any area/shift, and support opposite shift when required.

If you have supervisory experience, this role can become a Senior Maintenance Engineer with responsibility for two Maintenance Technicians on the shift with a higher salary.
The successful Maintenance Technician should have the following skills and experience:

  • Maintenance experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, ideally automotive
  • Time-served apprenticeship with relevant qualification: Level 3 or HNC, or equivalent
  • Proficient with Siemens PLCs, fault finding and writing / structuring new programs
  • 18th Edition certification would be ideal
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to cooperate with people of different levels inside/outside the company
  • Ability to identify and eliminate health, safety, ergonomic and environmental hazards
  • Willingness to learn and develop, and to undertake any relevant training and self-development activities where required

The following skills and experience would be beneficial:

  • Certified skills e.g. Fanuc robot controllers, MEWPs / working at height, forklift truck licence
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Use of CMMS for tracking and controlling at maintenance activities
  • IT skills including MS Office Suite - Outlook, Teams, Excel


  • Competitive salary
  • Shift allowance 25% of base salary
  • 26 days holiday, rising to 30 days with service + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Excellent training
  • Free onsite parking
  • Three rotating shifts (Monday to Friday, no weekends): 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am
  • 38 hours per week

Maintenance Technician
Burton on Trent, Staffordshire – commutable from Derby, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Lichfield, Uttoxeter, Tamworth, Walsall, Coalville, Sutton Coldfield, Swadlincote, Rugeley, Measham, Fradley, Burntwood, Castle Donington etc
Competitive salary + shift allowance + benefits
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