Automation Maintenance Technician (Pool) - Mount Pleasant Mail Centre (EC1A 1BB)

Date: 30 Mar 2024

Location: London, GB, EC1A 1BB

Company: Royal Mail Group

We are now recruiting for a Pool Automation Maintenance Technician at our Mount Pleasant Mail Centre, Farringdon Road, London, EC1A 1BB site. In this role your potential earning will be upto £60,000 per annum. 


Salary: £51,051 per annum, plus night shift allowance of £5,100 per annum (pro rota), 22.5 days annual leave with bank holidays and a defined contribution pension scheme. A weekend supplement for Saturday (£51 per attendance) and Sunday (£102 per attendance) shift attendance is applicable. 

Shift attendance equates to 40 hours per week - Full time.


The successful candidate will be required to follow the Mount Pleasant Mail Centre shift rotation system, as outlined below with some degree of voluntary flexibility to meet our 24/7 operational needs on occasion, including voluntary overtime coverage and occasional shift pattern flexibility.


You will cover absences and be required to cover various shifts (early, late and night) on an adhoc basis including weekends. Typical shift times: Early shift 06:00 - 15:00 / Lates 13:30 - 22:00 and Nights 21:00 - 07:00. Weekend shifts working all day Saturday 07:00 - 19:00 and Sunday 08:00 - 19:00. When you are not covering a shift you will be on Days 06:00 - 15:00 Monday to Friday. Overtime is available most weeks.


The Role


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
•    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, along with a flexible approach and the ability to communicate complex issues effectively.


You are required to have a full UK driving licence as on occasion you may be asked to travel to other sites.


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.


Job reference number 308808




Royal Mail are proud of our diverse employee network groups and the active role they play to support belonging and encourage a positive work environment. We are firmly committed to inclusion and passionate about our people representing the communities we serve. 


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