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Electrical Technician - Sittingbourne


As an Electrical Technician, your key responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Function as a process expert for the Sittingbourne Plant.
  • Responsible for the safe functioning of all associated equipment, including operational process and equipment isolations.
  • Interface with the maintenance function to ensure appropriate condition monitoring and proactive maintenance activities are in place.
  • Undertake preventative and reactive maintenance tasks as required.
  • Participate in continuous improvement and step-change projects.
  • Research, develop and initiate opportunities for process enhancement.
  • Ensure accurate records of activities are recorded in the CMS and other systems.
  • Define and supervise contractor activity as required.
  • Develop and maintain a professional, open, positive and tolerant relationship with colleagues.
  • Provide cover for colleagues where reasonably required and given sufficient notice, including where necessary on shifts.
  • Comply with Company policies, including but not limited to the Knauf Code of Conduct, Safety and Wellbeing Policy, Environmental Policy, Quality Policy, Responsible Sourcing Policy.
  • To create a safe working environment in respect of electrical infrastructure, automated processes and operational security, and lead improvement initiatives.
  • To deliver maximum process availability through diagnosing faults and anomalies, initiating improvements in automated sequences and electrical systems and components, lead preventative maintenance activities, and define and comply with standardisation;
  • Act as a source of technical expertise in engineering activities, including maintenance, projects and continuous improvements.


  • Awareness of current workplace health & safety legislations, including all electrical regulations forming part of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • NVQ 3 in electrical engineering or equivalent work based experience is required. 
  • Trained to IEE 17th Edition.
  • Previous experience within an electrical maintenance role is desirable.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement would be advantageous.
  • Comprehension of automation and machine interface systems, including Siemens S7 (& S5 where appropriate) and other relevant programming languages, as identified by formal training.
  • Siemens S7 Service Technician Level 1
  • Foundation level mechanical technical or engineering competence.
  • Articulate, literate and numerate, GCSE grades A-C in Maths & English desirable, but not essential.
  • High level of IT literacy including MS Office applications.
  • Proficient with SAP applications.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good organisational and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to build relationships within & outside the business and at all levels.
  • Highly motivated and can work without supervision.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Customer focused.

In return for your hard work, you will receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of holiday, bonus and a contributory pension scheme.

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