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Maintenance Electrician

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Luton, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About GKN Aerospace

A Truly Global Business 
Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers. Established in 1993, GKN Aerospace in Luton is a world leader in commercial and military ice protection systems and transparencies. Offering a full range of capabilities; design, analysis, testing, certification and manufacture of electro-thermal ice protection, military fast jet canopies and flight deck windows to over 20 programmes including: Boeing 787, Dreamliner, Airbus A320, AgustaWestland, AW101, Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed, Martin F-22 Raptor. Our customers include Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Textron, BAE Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Leonardo. Our Luton site is home to 400+ employees and onsite facilities including onsite parking, canteen, vending machines and showers.

Job Summary

The Maintenance Electrician will be based at our Luton site supporting our Civil and Defence business lines whilst reporting to the Facilities & Maintenance Manager within our engineering department. The Maintenance Electrician will solve Electrical Maintenance issues utilising their understanding of Mechanical Systems to operate without supervision and to a safe standard. The person will be required to work a weekly alternating shift pattern: Shift A: Monday to Thursday 6am to 2pm and Friday 6am to 11am. Shift B: Monday to Thursday 2pm to 10pm Friday 11am to 4pm.

Job Responsibilities

•    Carry out inspections, maintenance and repair of the equipment involved in our manufacturing processes
•    Repair plant and equipment during break downs including fault finding
•    Assemble, install, test and commission new or replacement equipment
•    Carry out electrical maintenance works or repairs unsupervised monitoring performance
•    Monitor performance and efficiency of AHU’s ( air handling units ) 
•    Demonstrate extensive knowledge of electrical systems and power distribution systems rectifying faults to contactors, isolators, switches and associated equipment as necessary              
•    Carry out periodical servicing, checking and testing of plant and services in accordance with Planned Preventative Maintenance System (PPM)
•    Support existing development and production systems to ensure operational requirements are met
•    Fault find and rectify on single and three phase plant and systems
•    Ensure understanding of the relationship of other craftsmen’s work enabling work flexibly within the team 
•    Undertake new techniques as necessary
•    Undertake the safe use of maintenance equipment and portable tools
•    Instruct and advise others on aspects of electrical maintenance work as required
•    Assist with emergency work as and when requested including out of normal working hours
•    Carry out minor and assist with major planned preventative (PPM) work including checking, testing and information gathering
•    Carry out individual technical administration by the completion of works dockets
•    Work in confined spaces and at heights using engineering and building tools 
•    Follow the WED/Engineering procedures with respect to safety, security and fire policies
•    Work flexibly and take on new responsibilities with enthusiasm

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


•    Significant experience gained from an Electrical Maintenance Engineering role within an industrial/manufacturing environment
•    Experience of electrical control systems, single phase and three phase power systems including rectifying faults
•    Experience of adhering to work place H&S policies and procedures
•    Experience of PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance)

•    Qualified to 18th Edition or a relevant HNC/HND such as Electrical Engineering
•    IPAF training 
•    Experience of mentoring or coaching more junior team members
•    Experience of PLC’s 


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do. The Maintenance Electrician will be a flexible and enthusiastic team player who works equally as well independently.

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    £30,000 to £36,925 dependent on experience
•    Additional shift allowance of 16.6% 
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 


As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 

Why Join Us

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.


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