Maintenance Technician

(Continental Shift Pattern)

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2022

Department: Maintenance

Full Time


We are currently recruiting for Maintenance Technicians for a Continental Shift Pattern working Days and Nights

Job Purpose

The TST maintenance department has expanded with the business and now employs 32 people within the department.  There is a mix of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers and includes our most recent venture of growing our own talent, by employing 7 Apprentices to develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce, with a further 2 Apprentices planned for 2022.  The TST ethos of maintenance engineering is the discipline and profession of applying engineering concepts to the optimization of equipment, procedures, to achieve better maintainability, reliability, and availability of equipment.

Job Activities:

Responsibilities and tasks vary from role to role but maintenance engineers may typically be involved in:

  • designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods;
  • carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults;
  • diagnosing breakdown problems;
  • fitting new parts and making sure equipment is working correctly;
  • carrying out quality inspections on jobs;
  • liaising with various operation departments, customers and other engineering and production colleagues;
  • arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components;
  • controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment;
  • monitoring and controlling maintenance costs;
  • dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs;
  • improving health and safety policies and procedures;
  • working with specialist equipment, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), which control machinery running programs for process;
  • writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines;
  • ensuring there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns

Skills and Knowledge:

  • the capacity to understand a wide range of engineering functions and procedures;
  • the ability to lead and motivate others;
  • team working skills to work cooperatively and liaise with people at all levels;
  • the ability to negotiate with, and persuade others;
  • good diagnostic and problem-solving skills;
  • the confidence to respond positively when under pressure;
  • people management skills.


A degree is not an essential requirement to become a maintenance engineer but most candidates that apply or have been employed do have a BEng in a relevant subject such as:

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering;
  • Mechanical Engineering;

TST also have employees with college qualifications instead of a degree such as:

  • BTEC Certificate in Operations and Maintenance Engineering;
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Engineering.

Salary and Benefits

Continental Shifts rotating 3 on 3 off, days and nights, 6am to 6pm, 6pm to 6am.  Basic starting salary £25,536.00 to £32,745.52 dependent on experience plus 33.3%

You will also be part of the TST culture which offers:

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Private health care scheme
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Enhanced Holiday entitlement related to length of service
  • Free parking with electric vehicle charging points

All in pleasant natural surroundings.

Diversity and Inclusion

Turbine Surface Technologies (TST) recognises that by building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

We believe employee diversity is an asset to our business.  People of different age groups, from different backgrounds, genders and cultures, with a range of experiences and capabilities, help us understand and serve our customers and reach our business objectives.

We recognise the need for our employees to possess the levels of skill and knowledge appropriate to the roles they perform in delivering the quality of service our clients expect. This approach and mutual respect creates a culture of co-operation and achievement that underpins the high quality of the services we offer.

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