• Full Time
  • Bishops Castle, Shropshire
  • £45,000 to £55,000 DOE + Benefits USD / Year
  • Salary:£45,000 to £55,000 DOE + Benefits

Are you a skilled Electrical Maintenance Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity in the heart of Shropshire? This opportunity may be for you! Our client, a well-established, family run, progressive timber processing company is seeking a talented individual to join their dynamic team and play a vital role in their business.

About the company

Based in Bishops Castle on a 33-acre site, our client is a leading company in the timber processing industry. With a strong commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, they pride themselves on the continued investment in people and in the latest timber processing technology which is partly powered with an impressive 1Mw solar power investment, keeping minimal environmental impact at forefront of their business. Our client believes this is the key to their success and maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of their operation.

Position Overview

Our client is looking to appoint an Electrical Maintenance Engineer. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will cover all aspects of electrical equipment including reactive and planned maintenance inspections, electrical component replacement/repair, monitoring plant conditions, reporting defects and diagnosing and repairing faults as they occur. You will team up with our Mechanically bias maintenance team to ensure the site runs smoothly. The role will be an interesting and challenging one with no two days the same, they are looking for someone who is team orientated and would like to put they own stamp on the role.

Key Responsibilities

  • High standard of health and safety working practise.
  • Identify and address electrical issues promptly and efficiently to quickly reduce production downtime.
  • Perform preventative maintenance to minimise downtime and optimise performance.
  • Conduct routine inspections and assessment of process equipment.
  • Work closely with the engineering team and assist with any faults that arise.
  • Monitor and control spare parts needed to ensure production up time.
  • Assist with project work and management of electrical contractors on site.
  • The planning and performing of electrical maintenance work to be carried out during our bi-annual shutdowns.
  • Collaborate with other team members to implement improvements and upgrades.
  • Training of engineering apprentice.


  • Apprenticeship Trained
  • City & Guilds/NVQ Level3/BTEC
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Drives, PLC’s, inverters, sensors, and motors.
  • Experience of reactive electrical maintenance of a live production line.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Some Mechanical knowledge and willingness to help with mechanical breakdowns.
  • The ability and willingness to work additional hours for breakdowns and time sensitive project work.
  • IT Skills.


Why Join Our Client

  • Starting pay £45,000 & £55,000 DOE
  • Full time (Monday – Friday days) permanent contract.
  • Enhanced pension scheme with 10% employer contribution and 5% employee.
  • Company van with fuel allowance (refuel on site at dedicated fuel pump)
  • Mobile Phone provided.
  • Genuine opportunity for career growth and development.
  • Chance to work with cutting edge technology and with a company that has a constant focus on enhancing production through investment in equipment.
  • Make a real impact and contribute to their continued success, being integral to ongoing innovation projects.



To apply for this job email your details to rob@blueorchidrecruitment.co.uk.

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