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Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Howdens Joinery



£NEG £50,469.12 per annum (Basic rate, shift & disturbance


Posted: 10/07/2024

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Howden Joinery is recruiting an Electrical Engineer to join our team based at Howdens Worksurfaces, our solid surface production facility in Normanton, Wakefield. This role will support proactive/preventative maintenance of our manufacturing equipment, services, utilities, and improvement projects and provide support to reactive breakdown maintenance as required.

The ideal candidate could have either completed an engineering apprenticeship or have relevant engineering qualifications with proven manufacturing or industrial experience. Additionally, a good understanding of manufacturing processes within an FMCG environment.

Pay rate: £50,469.12 per annum (Basic rate, shift & disturbance allowance) + monthly production bonus 

Shift pattern: 3-week rolling shift pattern, days and nights. Every Saturday off. For each three-week block, 11 days in work, 10 days off

Benefits of working for Howdens as an Electrical Engineer:

- Competitive salary and monthly production bonus
- Excellent pension scheme (company contribution of up to 12%)
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays with the option to buy additional days
- Free onsite parking and canteen
- Share save scheme
- Exceptional reward and recognition

What would you be doing as an Electrical Engineer:

- Proactive and preventative maintenance
- Reactive breakdown maintenance
- Continual improvement projects
- Ownership and development of specific production line maintenance
- Supporting and engaging with lean manufacturing

Key skills and experience required for the Electrical Engineer:

- Experience in using CNC machinery
- Edge polishers
- Extraction plants
- PUWER experience would be desirable
- Knowledge and experience of Siemens s7 PLC,  PLC, Pilz Safety PLC, and PLC would be desirable
- Fault finding, root-cause analysis and corrective actions 
- Experience of computerised maintenance management systems
- NVQ Level 3 essential 

About Us  

Howdens Joinery is the UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier providing thousands of products across kitchens, joinery, and hardware. We have over 800 depots throughout the UK and Europe – making us the first choice for more than 460,000 loyal trade professionals. With an ambitious and credible growth plan, we continue to build on our £2.3 billion sales made last year.

There is a strong entrepreneurial ethos and the opportunity to develop within a fast-paced and commercial environment. That, along with a competitive salary, development opportunities, and exciting rewards, are among the reasons why our people enjoy working for Howdens – and why we have been named as one of the 10 Best Big Companies to Work For.

How to apply:

We are building a future where world-class service, innovation, and sustainability are embedded within our DNA. If Howdens sounds like the kind of place where you can build and develop your career as an Electrical Engineer, then we are keen to hear from you.

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Howdens is founded on the principle of being Worthwhile for ALL concerned. We’re working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, please email (url removed) with the job title and location, and we will be happy to help you.



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