Maintenance Technician - Automation

We are seeking two Maintenance Technician to join an existing client site based in Heston, Hounslow. The client is is a leading FMCG business and the site has been operational since 2016, however the site is adopting a new model to meet the growth of the orders and therefore is now growing the existing team.

You will provide a broad based electrical, mechanical, facilities management and software first line fix for our client's automated solution. You'll have the opportunity to work within a team of experienced Resident Engineers and undergo training to broaden your skills, such as learning how to troubleshoot Controls/PLCs. As you'll be representing TGW on site, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring a professional relationship with the client is developed and maintained.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Autonomous maintenance activities of the automated equipment on site including, tote conveyors, spiral conveyors, tote elevators and shuttles
  • Support the automation to operate at its maximum efficiency ensuring that the customers’ orders are not missed
  • Accountability and ownership to deliver the contracted KPI’s
  • Comply to all current, future health and safety legislation at all times
  • Attend daily customer meetings providing any updates on the automation
  • Continually improve the performance of the equipment and how you work
  • Actively work with the customer to optimise the automation performance
  • Co-ordinate all planned preventive maintenance activities with the customer and the engineering mobile team
  • Work with a right first time mind-set at all times
  • Complete all reports in line with the contract and KPI’s using SCADA, TS, WCS, CMMS and Microsoft software packages
  • Be operationally minded with all decisions

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a Electrical Qualification (i.e. Level 2/3 NVQ or City & Guilds). Furthermore, you will have experience of undertaking reactive maintenance in a previous role (PPMs and installations would be a bonus). As you will be on client-site, you'll need excellent communication skills and customer focus, as well as being able to work to a time-critical environment. 

  • Electrical qualification (NVQ Level 2 / City and Guilds or equivalent).
  • Planned and reactive maintenance experinece.
  • Able to work a 4 on 4 off shift pattern
  • Familiar with basic hand tools such as spanners, screwdrivers, Allen keys
  • Excellent communication skills and customer focus
  • Ability to work in a time critical environment

  • Mechanical engineering experience or qualification. 
  • Have previously worked within an automated warehouse and have experience with maintaining conveyors, tote elevators, shuttles, etc. 

Application process
Following your application your CV will be reviewed by our recruitment team and you'll have an informal telephone call. If successful, you will be invited in for a face-to-face interview which will be held on the client site at Heston with the Site Engineering Manager - the interview will also include a written technical test. There will be two interview stages in total.
Interested, but would like to find out more? Please get in touch with Matthew Mercer (Recruitment Business Partner) via or 01858 468 855.