Automation Maintenance Technician - North West Hub, Warrington (WA5 3UY)

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Warrington, GB, WA5 3UY

Company: Royal Mail Group

We are now recruiting Automation Maintenance Technicians at North West Super Hub, Catalina Approach, Omega Park, Warrington, WA5 3UY.

In this role your potential earning will be over £50,050 per annum. 

Job reference number 292253
Salary: £50,050 per annum, plus night shift allowance of £5000 per annum (pro rata), 22.5 days annual leave, with bank holidays, and a defined contribution pension scheme. You’ll also receive a weekend supplement for Saturday (£50 per attendance) and Sunday (£100 per attendance) as part of your shift attendance.  You may be eligible for a welcome bonus of £1,500


Further opportunities for ‘adhoc’ overtime may also be available.  The role will require a degree of flexibility, covering a 24/7 operation and consisting of 12-hour day and night shifts including weekends. Further opportunities for ‘adhoc’ overtime may also be available.


Early Shift – 07:00 – 19:10
Night Shift – 19:00 – 07:10

The Role


Shift attendance pattern equating to a 40 hour working week.


Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of automation assets through completion of effective maintenance procedures.

 Key aspects of the role include:


•    Perform maintenance tasks, including preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance. 
•    Performing continuous improvement activities.
•    Provide effective and efficient support to the Engineering Manager, Maintenance Team Leads, completion of end of shift reports, fault logging and data entry.
•    Identify the root cause of automation breakdowns and prioritize corrective actions to meet operational processing requirements.

•    Monitor equipment performance and improve automation outputs in collaboration with operational stakeholders.
•    Identifying and working on Continuous Improvement projects, conception to implementation ownership, for machinery in the Hub/ Mail Centre.
•    Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team to achieve common goals


About you


As an experienced multi-skilled engineer you’ll be qualified in electrical and mechanical engineering (minimum ONC Electrical Engineering / NVQ Level 3 – or equivalent). Understanding Health & Safety legislation, you’ll have first-hand experience of maintaining automation equipment, ideally Programme Logic Controllers (PLC), along with a flexible approach and the ability to communicate complex issues effectively.


What happens next?

After initial application, any shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview, incorporating practical and verbal assessments. You’ll also be asked to supply proof any quoted formal qualifications at this interview.


Applicants will be required to attend an assessment including interview and practical test.


About Us

Five centuries in business has made Royal Mail more than a household name. We connect companies, customers, and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 29 million addresses across the UK.
Our market is changing, but as one of the UK's leading companies we are focused on achieving our vision of being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. We want to be more commercial, flexible, and efficient and are employing our strong brand and a range of new products and services to achieve this.


Royal Mail is engaged in one of the biggest technological changes in its history, transitioning to a predominantly mechanised parcel sortation process. It’s a very exciting time to join us! To facilitate this change, a huge organisation wide investment in new parcel processing technology is in progress, with the necessary associated investment in engineering. You’ll have a unique opportunity to be a part of this exciting programme, creating a delivery service provider for the future and able to meet customer demand in the emerging “e-commerce” society.  A significant opportunity for anyone wishing to further their careers through dedicated commitment.


Any applicant will be expected to fully embrace RM core values and actively contribute to its positive culture.



We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


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