Electrical Engineer

  • Location
    Taunton, Somerset
  • Category
    Engineering - Electrical
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  • Salary
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Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Salary: Circa up to £35K PA DOE

Hours: Core hours are Monday - Thursday 08:00-17:00 and Friday 08:00-16:00

Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, private medical package and contributory pension scheme, highly established and reputable business and friendly, welcoming, team orientated environment.

The Company: We are working in partnership with a leading engineering firm who supply products to a range of industries including marine, defence, aerospace, nuclear, utilities and industrial. They are a well renowned company in their field involved with multiple scale projects across the UK. You will be joining an established and knowledgeable down to earth team.

The role:

  • Installation and/or modify/upgrade of electrical/electronic systems and peripherals either as stand-alone systems and/or to compliment any pneumatic/hydraulic systems designed built or modified by the company as the company demands.

  • Assist with software design and programming as required as part of company procedures on a variety of different hardware systems.

  • Carry out site visits to ascertain the scope of the work and assist with quotations for the customer.

  • Produce accurate records of works completed and ensure company records of builds and/or modifications are amended accurately and kept up to date.

  • Ensure that work is carried out in line with the companies procedures and quality standards and complies with all current European/National electrical standards and codes of practice.

  • Ensure that all units/builds are fully tested and built in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

  • Ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and to the customers satisfaction.

  • Work within the guidelines of the company quality management system

  • Take an active role in the execution of company business ensuring that company standards and integrity of work are maintained and ensure subordinates (if any) aligned follow suit.

  • Carry out engineering work at depots, on-site, and at customer's premises, as requested by the Operations/Production Manager.

  • Ensure that all work is completed to specification, in accordance with the Company's procedures and quality standards.

  • Ensure that workmanship is of the highest standard at all times and satisfies the Company's and customer's requirements.

  • Ensure that all units assembled are properly tested in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and approved by a nominated person prior to dispatch.

  • Ensure that all installations are completed in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.

  • Make every effort to ensure work is completed on-time and within budget, identifying additional work not included in the original estimate and reporting information to Engineering Manager.

  • Ensure that a full and accurate record of time spent on each activity is recorded on timesheets each week.

  • Work with the Engineering Manager to identify personal training needs and undertake appropriate training programs within work schedules.

  • Ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are met & that the relevant Risk Assessments are completed and actioned.

  • Ensure the workshop and all working areas are always kept clean & tidy.

Required skills and experience:

  • A completed recognised industrial electrical systems apprenticeship preferably to HNC/HND standard together with relevant field experience.

  • A high level of knowledge of the dangers of working with low to medium voltage electrical supply systems, both AC and DC.

  • A good working knowledge of proprietary PLC control systems, their maintenance and programming.

  • A good understanding of hydraulic components and systems

  • A good knowledge of general engineering practices and procedures.

  • A basic understanding of electronics would be of benefit but not essential.

  • Understanding of Company Health and Safety policy

  • Travel for overnight stay (UK and Abroad)

  • Extensive knowledge of AC-DC electrical motors, their control methods and protection.

  • A good understanding of both digital and analogue control of devices.

  • A good understanding of proprietary field bus systems and their application.

The person:

  • Ability to work alone (on-site or internally) as required or as part of a team

  • Good communication skills, technical literacy

  • Energetic and self-motivated

  • Flexible working practices

  • To be able to follow and understand standard electrical schematic circuits and interpret them to finished builds.

  • Team player

  • To expect and demonstrate high standards of workmanship.

  • Good planning & time-management skills

  • Full Driving License

Next steps…

If you are interested in finding out more please call the office on 01823 285440 or email georgina.caddick@office-angels.com for a confidential chat.

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