Reserve Automation Maintenance Engineer - Gatwick Mail Centre - (RH10 9AA)

Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: Gatwick, GB, RH10 9AA

Company: Royal Mail Group

We are now recruiting Automation Maintenance Engineers at Gatwick Mail Centre.

Job reference number 203347

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.


The Role


Salary: From £34,712 p.a. up to £41,082 p.a.(dependent on experience) . This shift pattern also attracts a shift allowance of £374.53 per month.


35.5 hours per week - Full time. This is a Reserve role covering other Engineers when on Annual Leave/Sick etc. The role will cover early, late and night shifts.  A high degree of flexibility is required. When not covering Annual Leave/Sick etc. the shift times will be 7:00 - 15:00.


We are looking to offer Permanent Contracts. 

Reporting to the Engineering Team Coach on a rotating shift basis, you will be responsible for performing corrective/preventive maintenance tasks compliant with Asset Care Schedules and recognised diagnostic procedures to resolve automation asset faults and breakdowns.

Key aspects of the role include:

• Perform day-to-day delivery of maintenance tasks, specifically preventative/predictive maintenance, and corrective maintenance and conduct performance improvement initiatives.
• Provide effective and efficient support to the Plant Engineering Manager, Maintenance Team Leader and Engineering Team Coaches, including input into the compilation of end of shift reports, root cause analysis, fault logging and data entry.
• Identify the root cause of automation faults/breakdowns and prioritize corrective actions to meet operational processing objectives in association with team leaders, making full use of the relevant central support systems.
• Monitor and review day-to-day equipment performance and improve automation outputs in partnership with operations.



It’s essential that you have a full UK manual driving licence (in your current UK address) covering up to 3.5 tonnes (Cat B).  In an ideal world you’ll have a clean licence but it definitely shouldn’t have more than 6 penalty points. 

Qualified in electrical and mechanical engineering (minimum ONC Electrical Engineering – or equivalent), you will have experience of working as part of an effective maintenance team through a period of considerable change and investment in technology.

With a detailed understanding of Health & Safety legislation you will 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.




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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