Electrical Technician

  • Location
    Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Salary
    £35,000.00/Year
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Skilled
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Industrial and Manufacturing
  • External Reference
    JN-092021-209786

Respond to break-downs and other operating problems and complete planned maintenance activities to minimise disruptions to manufacturing processes



  • Attend machines to assess planned maintenance activities and diagnose breakdowns

  • Establish a safe working area

  • Communicate with machine operators to attain information relating to the deviations

  • Assess the need to isolate

  • Advise production supervisors of expected duration of work if possible

  • Undertake appropriate repairs to machinery

  • Instruct machine operators to test machinery on completion of maintenance activity

  • Maintain tools and repair equipment to ensure good working order


Maintain detailed maintenance records so that Health and Safety is ensured and recurring problems with machinery, equipment or parts can be identified and addressed



  • Complete work order documents with the relevant information relating to the required maintenance activity

  • Complete take 2s and raise permits to work when the need to isolate occurs

  • Sign off permits when reengaging power

  • Liaise with machine operators to sign off completed work orders

  • Capture all maintenance activities in relevant recording system

  • Complete appropriate audits on maintenance equipment

  • Feedback to the relevant individuals on proposed improvements to machinery, operator competence and/or any other relevant information


Set, calibrate or adjust equipment, machinery and instruments so that it complies with production specifications or instructions



  • Identify opportunities to maximise product utilisation within British Standards

  • Respond to observations from machine operators on process

  • Input corrections into operating system

  • Recheck product for new calibration changes



Support the development of less experienced maintenance professionals



  • Accompany individuals to areas requiring maintenance

  • Advise on appropriate health and safety standards

  • Observe and assess individual abilities to diagnose malfunctions and carry out planned maintenance activity

  • Supply guidance on how to approach specific maintenance activities

  • Support the completion of work

  • Give construction feedback on the individual's competency to deliver the activity

  • Suggest development opportunities to improve competency


Undertake technical electrical activities to support the activity of the maintenance team



  • Interrogate and make adjustments to programs in PLCs

  • Replace and reconfigure any changes in drive systems and servo motors

  • Support all mechanical repairs as required

  • Undertake panel building activity as required

  • Deputise for the Maintenance Manager in absence

  • Research, evaluate and recommend investments in technology, equipment or other assets that will enhance the depot's capabilities


Miscellaneous or ad hoc business requirements




  • Manage specific projects or undertake specific project activity as determined by the business or line manager

  • Travel to specific locations in order to undertake role requirements as required

  • Represent your function or business at meetings or events as required

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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