Area Electrical Control Engineer

Working for the company Electrical Maintenance Department, the purpose of this role is to ensure uninterrupted operation of the assets operating in the Cast House by reducing unplanned downtime, equipment failures and breakdowns while ensuring all assets are maintained adequately to operate within their designed capabilities.

Main Tasks & Responsibilites:

·         Developing and implementing electrical maintenance requirements for the machines and infrastructure within the area.

·   Implementation and maintenance of Safe Operating Practices in the area relating to planned and reactive maintenance tasks.

·         Working with the Area Operations Manager and the rest of the area team to implement electrical maintenance during maintenance days and shutdowns.

·         Supervision of planned and preventative maintenance, condition monitoring and spares sourcing.

·         Responding to break downs and emergency repair situations in a timely and efficient fashion.

·         Supervising the activities of Maintenance Electricians/technicians as necessary

·         Supervision of contractors as required ensuring that RAMS are provided and adhered to.

·         Provide technical support for meeting the operational equipment reliability level for the area of responsibility

·         Trouble shoot and resolve technical problems/issues in order to get assets back in running condition aiming at minimising disruption and cost

·         Responsible for maintenance or emergency repairs/inspections; ensure all documentation is delivered and recommendations or actions are followed up through to completion


·         Investigate and resolve all Electrical and Automation related issues in the area of responsibility

·         Responsible for ensuring all engineering technicians’ tasks/jobs are logged to the CMMS system alongside with relevant information

·         Monitor departmental daily check list data to identify key asset and sub-asset parameters that are of concern and propose corrective actions/measures

·         Provide technical assistance, guidance and support to area maintenance technicians

·         Contribute in the evaluation of conceptual engineering plans; review the designs and plans according to required specifications

·   Conducting chronic and recurring Failure Elimination/Root Cause Analysis (RCA) studies as required; help implement, track and report the corrective actions with respect to its effectiveness in eliminating the problem(s)

·         Participate along with the maintenance team in the cold/hot commissioning and start up activities of assets and equipment

·      Ensure the Collection of data, drawings and documentation related to engineering maintenance from project contractor and vendors; review and check these are complete as per project/equipment contract specifications

·       Assist in the planning of Reliability Centralised Maintenance (RCM) by assessing asset and sub-asset criticality rankings, performing failure analysis and recommending mitigation strategies

·       Identify equipment critical spare parts; determine optimum quantity required on site (stores) and raise stock request forms

·      Propose CAPEX projects to improve equipment availability and resolve recurring problems; assist in projects review, supervision and implementation

·         Contribute in the consolidation of the maintenance budget and forecast process

·         Liaise with suppliers and contractors to organise emergency or planned repairs of assets/equipment in-house/in-situ or externally

·       Responsible for the maintenance of services (low voltage distribution, machine supplies, machine IT network, emergency safety circuits) in the area of responsibility.

·       Maintain close contact with suppliers and contractors and keep up with the development of new products/services as well as technical/technological advancements in electrical engineering, asset management & reliability.

·       Contribute to the in-house development of the Computer Maintenance Management System.

·         In support of the engineering function you will develop, document and maintain policies, procedures as well as associated guidelines for the design and maintenance of equipment within the Electrical Maintenance department as appropriate.

·         Assisting Engineering & Manufacturing Management in specific tasks relating to the monitoring and improvement of energy consumption.


·       Contribute to the Technology and Innovation (T&I) initiative, develop, document and monitor project process.

Skills Essential to the Role:

Higher National Certificate or HND in Electrical Engineering or equivalent, i.e. Automation or Control discipline.

3-5 years of engineering experience in a similar field or industry

·         Working knowledge of relevant electrical/control principles and practices demonstrated in a relevant industry in engineering and/or maintenance fields

·         Good working knowledge of engineering procedures and systems to fulfil the Maintenance Duties and Responsibilities

·         Good Data gathering techniques and various systems for organizing and interpreting data

·         Ability to accurately compile, interpret and make use of data and other information to address electrical and control problems

·         Working knowledge of CAD package(s)

·         Computer proficiency and potential in data management and project planning and performance of engineering functions including but not limited on MS Office software

·         Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing

·         Ability to read and understand technical writing, electrical drawings and documentation

·         Ability to understand and interpret complex and technical information

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

·         Ability to build good working relationships with suppliers and contractors

·         Ability to present research findings in clear, objective, written report form

·         Ability to travel nationwide to engage with suppliers, attend trade shows, reference visits, exhibitions and technical seminars

BEng or MEng in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline (Automation, Control,)

·         Being professionally registered, or working towards professional registration, with the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE), or an equivalent Professional Body, to a Chartered Engineering level (CIEE) or equivalent

·         Knowledge of PLC systems (Siemens or Allen Bradley)

·         Knowledge and understanding of AC and DC Drives

·         Knowledge and understanding of AC and DC Motors

·         Knowledge of Industrial Burner Control philosophy 



  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Monthly and Annual Company Performance Bonus
  • Attendance Bonus
  • Gym Discount
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wellbeing Support
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museum tickets for employees and their families