Automation Maintenance Engineer - Chester Mail Centre (CH1 4PA)

Date: 12-Jan-2023

Location: Chester, GB, CH1 4PA

Company: Royal Mail Group

We are now recruiting Automation Maintenance Engineers at Chester Mail Centre, Chester West Employment Park, Chester, CH1 4PA.
Job reference number 257121

Salary: From £35,406 up to £41,903 per annum (dependent on experience), plus an assigned shift allowance of £382 each month and a potential 3.1% bonus, we also provide a defined contribution pension scheme.


Potential earnings are £40,000 rising to £50,000 through annual performance related increments. Further opportunities for adhoc overtime may be available.
The successful candidate will cover any shift engineer absences when required, as outlined below with some degree of flexibility to meet our 24/7 operational needs, including overtime coverage and weekends.


This is a pool role covering as and when required the early, late and night shifts.  When not covering the shift roles, you will provide additional support to the early shift.

The Role


Core hours based on 35.5 hours per week - Full time.


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 Leader and Engineering Team Coaches, 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.
•    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.


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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