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Caterpillar, Inc. Electrical Maintenance Technician in Antrim, United Kingdom

Electrical Maintenance Technician


Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Location: Larne

Salary: £25, 241.95

Additional benefits: Bonus, pension, share scheme, discount scheme, free car parking

Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure for over 90 years as the leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. But beyond this, the organisation has established itself as a technology leader in construction, transportation, mining, forestry, energy, logistics, electronics, financing and electric power generation.

The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Underpinning all this is a real commitment to social and environmental responsibility, which is upheld by all 95,000 employees. In fact, Caterpillar is convinced that it is their people who drive the business - they are constantly looking for ways in which they can grow profitably through sustainable progress.

Caterpillar is a globally diverse company. Its people come from many places. Their backgrounds and experiences are different and so are the businesses they work for within Caterpillar.


We are currently extending our operations at the Larne facility as a result, a Maintenance Technician position has become available within the Process Maintenance Team.


Builds, installs and repairs electrical/ mechanical and electronic circuits used on machine tools and plant equipment in a customer-focused team environment. Test faulty equipment and applies knowledge of operation of electronic units and mechanical systems to locate faults. Aligns, balances and calibrates equipment. Performs hand fitting to obtain precise fits and alignments using turning, milling, shaping, grinding or drilling equipment. May also perform maintenance welding operations as required. Carry out planned maintenance schedules ensuring operation within required company and legislative Health & Safety standards.


  • Supporting continuous improvements in health and safety through development of Risk Assessment, Method Statement to minimize risk when completing maintenance activities.

  • Provide essential maintenance support for operations activity.

  • Fault diagnosis of electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems.

  • Implementation of maintenance scheduling through development of CMMS.

  • Builds, installs and repairs Mech/elect/electronic circuits used on machine tools and plant.

  • Test faulty equipment and applies knowledge of operation of mechanical and electronic units to locate faults.

  • Resolves problems and recommends solutions to prevent recurrence of problem.

  • Aligns, balances and calibrates equipment, including mechanical & electronic testing instruments.

  • Support weekly toolbox and health & safety meetings.

  • Manage plant energy consumption through various systems (BMS, SCADA), and suggest energy improvements that could be implemented.


Essential Criteria:

  • Higher level education in electrical theory or a relevant discipline; or significant post-apprenticeship experience

  • Significant level of technical knowledge in electrical theory and application relating to plant operations and equipment gained from a similar or relevant role

  • Experience in applying electrical/electronic theory to analyse, diagnose and repair faults to machine tools and plant equipment.

  • Strong working knowledge of electrical/ electronic and/ or mechanical schematic diagrams.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in automated conveyors, Hydraulic circuits, or similar assembly and test machinery

  • Experience in overhead cranes and semi-automated paint plants.

  • Project Management and or leadership experience

Please note: A requirement for this position is the ability to work at heights, in confined spaces and the flexibility to work a reasonable amount of overtime to be able to support operational demands at short notice

In addition, the candidate we are seeking should be enthusiastic and self-motivated with clear decision-making abilities. Strong communication and interpersonal skills will also be required to facilitate interaction with colleagues at all levels throughout the business.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.K. which can be found through our employment website

Close Date: 30th March 2019

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United Kingdom-Antrim-Larne

Unposting Date: Mar 30, 2019, 6:59:00 PM

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 1900027L