Automation Maintenance Engineer - South Midlands Mail Centre, Northampton (NN4 9DR)

Date: 23-Jan-2023

Location: Northampton, GB, NN4 9DR

Company: Royal Mail Group

We are now recruiting Automation Maintenance Engineers at South Midlands Mail Centre, Swan Valley, Northampton, NN4 9DR.
Job reference number 243610
From £35,406 up to £41,904 per annum (dependent on experience) The role attracts a shift allowance of £382 per month.


35.5 per week - Full time. Rotating shift pattern or reserve duty.  The role will cover days, early, late and night shifts. A high degree of flexibility will be required.

Contract: Permanent

The Role

Reporting to the Engineering Team Coach on a rotating shift basis, having experience of both mechanical and electrical maintenance in a processing environment, 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.
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.


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.



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