Plant Maintenance Electrical Engineer (4 On 4 Off)

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1341581569-2
  • Date Posted: 1 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Acorn by Synergie
  • Location: Thornaby, Yorkshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Health and Safety
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Acorn by Synergie is currently seeking an Electrical Team Member to join the Engineering team in Hartlepool on behalf of our client. This role entails providing first-line expertise to manufacturing areas as part of a small, multi-disciplined engineering team.

Position: Plant Shift Maintenance Electrician

Location: Hartlepool

Salary: 42,000 per annum basic (inclusive of shift allowance), rising to 46,043 per annum upon demonstration of site-specific competencies, plus quarterly bonus.


  • Assist the engineering team in conducting preventative and reactive maintenance.
  • Maintain Health, Safety, and Environmental standards, ensuring adherence to safe working procedures.
  • Provide first-line technical expertise to identify and rectify faults, minimising plant downtime.
  • Collaborate with relevant peers to suggest and implement improvements to process control systems.
  • Ensure high-quality work, promptly repairing any deficiencies to prevent recurrence.

This role operates on a shift pattern, working 12-hour days and nights, with 2 days on, 2 nights on, and 4 days off.


  • Completion of an electrical apprenticeship or possession of a recognised electrical maintenance qualification (NVQ or similar).
  • Ideally, background in heavy engineering manufacturing and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with industrial/domestic wiring, overhead cranes, slitters, cutters, presses, robots, etc.
  • Familiarity with PLCs (Siemens & Allen Bradley), including HMI's.
  • Expertise with AC and DC motor/gearbox drive systems, variable speed motor control with inverters and converters, and speed feedback devices.
  • Ability to interpret electrical drawings and awareness of safety-related control systems.

Acorn by Synergie acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.