Safety Shift Electrical Maintainer

  • Job Reference: R22227
  • Date Posted: 25 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £27,000 to £39,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: pension
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Have you served a recognised Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship and are looking for your next career move that can offer excellent training and progression?

Are you looking for a shift role, giving you more flexibility with your time?

If so, a career at AWE could be for you!

This is a superb opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

If you enjoy working with your hands and you are looking for a new challenge, then this could be the role you are looking for. We are recruiting for a Safety Shift Electrical Maintainer to carry out a wide range of planned, predictive, and reactive electrical maintenance activities.

While working at AWE you can expect to work on systems such as; LV electrical distribution, pumps, generators, ventilation, UPS systems.

The shift role will require a successful candidate to work a 4-On-4-Off pattern with 12 hour shift rotating between day and night shifts. This could include some Bank Holidays and sometimes the Christmas period.

Location - Reading area.

Package - £27,420 - £39,060 subject to skills and experience, plus a 33% shift allowance and other allowances INCLUDING a £5316 high hazard allowance

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site


On a day-to-day basis, the safety shift team will be responsible for the routine Inspections of critical safety systems, responding to and coordinating site emergencies and carrying out routine and reactive maintenance.

The maintenance work will include Periodic testing of electrical distribution systems, emergency lighting maintenance, testing of lightning protection systems and repair of lighting and small power on LV equipment.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Performing routine maintenance on electrical systems and equipment

  • Troubleshooting and fault rectification of electrical issues

  • Installing and upgrading electrical systems and equipment

  • Being part of an on-call team within the shift team

  • Testing and inspecting electrical systems and equipment

  • Keeping accurate records of maintenance and repairs performed

  • Following all safety procedures and regulations

  • Forming part of the Safety Shift team in response to incidents and emergencies on site.

Though not to be considered a check list, candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of ANY of the following:

  • Planned, predictive and reactive maintenance on commercial systems

  • Adhering to a strong safety culture and working to industry standards

  • Previous experience in a building, plant, or manufacturing environment

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience

  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3

  • Valid UK driving licence

The following are desired not essential:

  • Previous experience of Shift working

  • CBM training or experience

  • Experience in periodic inspection and testing (C&G 2391 or equivalent)

  • Experience in fault finding and rectification on commercial and industrial systems

  • Experience in emergency response activities

All Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.