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Electrical Craftsperson


Electrical Craftsperson

Role description


Reporting to GMOS supervisor, the Electrical Crafts Person  (NAECI Grade 5) will be responsible for fault diagnosis, routine and defect maintenance and repair of Electrical Equipment across all areas of plant. Working in an efficient and proactive manner, in accordance with Company safety rules and procedures, you will require minimal Supervision. This is primarily a day working role but you must be prepared to provide cover outside normal working hours and to work shifts if required. You should be aware that the role may include working in confined spaces, at heights and in all weathers and support to other RWE Generation assets away from your home base.


You will provide a full range of maintenance services, but not limited to –Carrying out fault diagnosis, repairs, condition monitoring and planned maintenance (PM’s) on Generators, Actuators, Motors, Switchgear (HV/LV), Battery/DC Systems and as required small power and lighting.


The successful candidate will:


  • Ensure the Power Station is a safe place to work and actively contribute to its safe, efficient and cost-effective running
  • Be responsible for the quality of your own work, recording of activities carried out, via the station’s computerised work management system  and making recommendations for future activities
  • Ensure that all safety and environmental issues are reported immediately
  • Ensure that all work orders are completed with the relevant close out  data and passed to the supervisor within working day of completion.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • A proven track record in heavy electrical maintenance across a range of electrical equipment.
  • A minimum of NVQ level 3 in electrical engineering and the ability to demonstrate experience in heavy electrical maintenance.
  • Demonstrable experience on electrical equipment associated with heavy industry, including motors, switchgear (upto 6.6kv), actuators, battery and DC systems, hazardous area equipment (Compex Ex01-Ex04 desirable), general electrical installations and fault/investigation diagnostics, BS7671 17th / 18th Edition.
  • At least five years relevant experience
  • Competence in the use of basic IT systems
  • A high degree of self-reliance, self-motivation and self confidence
  • The ability to make decisions in a pressurised environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to develop good working relationships with those at all levels within the organisation


What you’ll get in return

Our people are our most important asset and are what sets us apart from the competition. We offer a competitive salary and impressive benefits package with the opportunity to really shape the future of the business whilst receiving the support you need to develop your skill set and experience to achieve your long term ambitions.


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Equal Opportunities


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.


Our company


RWE stands for security of energy supply and provides flexible capacity, making it a key partner to enable the transition to a low carbon electricity future. RWE is the United Kingdom's second largest generator, supplying around 10% of the UK's electricity with over 8.5GW of installed capacity. RWE owns and operates the UK's largest fleet of gas-powered stations, along with a small amount of coal and biomass stations. RWE’s sites are located across England, Wales and Scotland and the business provides around 1,600 highly skilled jobs in the UK. RWE invests significantly in new technologies and in modernising its existing fleet to ensure it can remain a provider of security of supply both now and in the future.

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