Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Dive into a fully automated warehouse work with the latest automated materials handling equipment and make a real impact on the continuous improvement activity.

Main Responsibilities

You have found that the traditional shift patterns do not offer you the work-life balance you’re after, or your software/technical skills aren’t being utilised at your current job and each day doesn't offer you the challenge or variety you once had.


Sounds familiar? In which case, we’re looking to bring a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join our automated client site based in Didcot, Oxfordshire which went live last year. The client is one of the largest educational and trade publishers in the world and the new site will enable significant cost savings over the next five years through utilisation of TGW's automated solution.


TGW's equipment includes conveyors, shuttle systems, lifts, stacking/de-stacking machinery, carton systems, scanner and labelling systems.


You'll join TGW’s team of 5 on-site who are responsible for maintaining, servicing and improving the automated solution. In addition, you will have support from TGW’s remote hotline team made up of specialist Controls/PLC Engineers and WCS specialists.


No two days will be the same for you, due to the range of equipment and software utilised on the site. On a typical day, you'll get involved with:

  • Carrying out servicing on the conveyors,
  • Fault-finding on the BUS network and panels,
  • Conducting meetings with the customer’s operation teams to identify improvement areas,
  • Servicing the shuttle modules,
  • Completing reports utilising SCADA, WCS, CMMS and Microsoft Office,
  • Coordinating planned preventative maintenance with the Site Manager,
  • Leading on breakdowns.


The shift pattern 8 hours, 5 days a week (early 6am-2pm, days 10am-6pm, lates 2pm-10pm, Monday-Friday), with 1-2 days of overtime at the weekends on average per month.

About You

You’ll be an electrically biased Engineer from an operational engineering background, having previously maintained automated equipment (conveyors, lifts, cranes, shuttles, etc.). You will be confident in communicating with different individuals and used to working in a dynamic environment.


Previous experience with PLC/controls systems (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Omron, etc.) and/or CMMS tools would also be beneficial.



  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 / City and Guilds in electrical engineering or have a completed electrical apprenticeship.
  • Previous experience of working in an engineering role within an automated environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer focus
  • Ability to work in a time critical environment
  • PLC fault-finding experience



  • Mechanical qualification/certification
  • Publishing sector experience
  • CMMS and/or Warehouse Control Systems knowledge


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, hit apply now! All of our applications will receive a response. 


Application process:

After your application, your CV will go through to our recruitment team and you will receive an informal telephone call from them. If successful, you will come through for a face-to-face interview that will be at the client site at Didcot, with the Site Manager and will include an online technical test. There will be two interview stages in total. 

We offer

You'll receive a salary of £30,000-£36,000p.a. plus overtime, and a comprehensive benefits package which includes 25 days annual holiday entitlement with the option to buy a further 5 days of flexible holiday, a contributory pension scheme, up to 50% discount on gym memberships, cycle to work scheme, access to discounts via our affinity scheme and many more!

Matthew Mercer

Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date
10 May, 2019
Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK