We are looking to strengthen our field tech team in the North of England with the addition of a Trainee UPS Technician. This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice trained electrician with >2 years’ experience looking to specialise and really get stuck into a new challenge. Applications from candidates with UPS experience are also welcome.

This is no “9-5” steady number but if you are willing to learn and put in the effort, it can be extremely rewarding both mentally and financially.

The Company

As a growing UK subsidiary of a global Uninterruptible Power Supply manufacturer, with 30 years in the industry, we are perfectly placed to train and develop your career in critical power. Full factory support from our parent company allows us to provide first class product training to our employees, who can then provide the highest level of service to our clients. Our client base includes many blue chip and household name brands across sectors such as telecoms, banking, pharmaceutical, defence, healthcare and many more.

With a healthy forward-order book and a busy year ahead, we’re looking to train our next generation of technicians in this exciting area.

 

The Role

As a UPS Technician, you can expect your days to involve travelling to various client sites across the North of England, (and sometimes further afield,) carrying out installation, commissioning, planned and reactive maintenance operations. Occasional overnight stays are required but usually you would be based from home.

Currently the work is split roughly 60:40 Projects to Service work. Projects work involves installation of new equipment, commissioning and replacement of end-of-life products. Service work is primarily planned/preventative maintenance along with remedial and repairs.

Full product training is provided and is made up of occasional training courses at our HQ and ongoing on the job training delivered by a Senior Technician. Formal academic electrical/electronic courses such as ONC/HNCs can be provided on a paid day-release basis for the right candidates on completion of a probationary period.

Over your first two years you can expect to rapidly expand your knowledge of both power electronics and the critical power industry as a whole.

 

The Person

You will be an enthusiastic self-starter with plenty of energy and an appetite for learning. Critical power can be a fast paced, high pressure environment and you will thrive in these conditions. A good level of physical fitness is important as some days can be quite demanding, but you will also have the knowledge and skills to think your way around problems.

Long days and unusual hours are often required so you will have the stamina and flexibility to cope.

Safety is key, so you will have a strong knowledge of general and electrical safety. Good attention to detail is a necessity as mistakes can be costly and we trade on our reputation.

You will need to be well presented, punctual and organised – you are the face of the business! Good clear communication skills are also required as you will be liaising with clients and other trades on a daily basis.

It is likely that you are a qualified, apprentice-trained, commercial/industrial electrician with >2 years post-qualified experience, although other relevant backgrounds would be considered. Further electrical qualifications such as JIB Approved grade, Inspection and Testing, Design and Verification, HNC etc. would prove your ambition and set you apart from the rest.

You will be able to carry out electrical installation tasks to a good standard and you must be able to read technical drawings, schematics and the like. Knowledge of electronic components is a huge advantage, a basic knowledge is necessary, although we do expect to train the more in-depth electronics skills. Experience in critical environments would be advantageous.

Desirable Qualifications

  • NVQ3 Electrical Installation or equivalent
  • City and Guilds 2330 Level 3 or equivalent
  • City and Guilds 2391/2394+2395
  • ONC/HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • JIB Approved Card holder
  • Must have full UK Manual Licence

The Package

Basic starting salary of £28-32k +OT (depending on experience) (37.5hr week)
OTE £40,000-£50,000 (depending on basic salary and overtime worked)
Excellent overtime rates with Home to home pay (all travel at full rate/overtime)
31 days holiday (23 + Bank Holidays)
£2500pa on-call retainer for 1 week in 5 Rota (once sufficiently trained)
Workplace pension on completion of probation
Private healthcare
Death in service benefit
Van <3 years old and replaced at 3 years. Either VW Caddy Trendline or Renault Traffic Sport depending on availability
All hand/power tools and Fluke test equipment provided (Power Quality Analyser, Oscilloscope, DMM, Clamp, Thermal Imager, IR Thermometer etc.)
Laptop and Smartphone
Company Credit Card
Premier inn or equivalent price hotel provided where overnight stays are required + breakfast and evening meal allowance
Meal allowance for long days (>12hrs out of the house)
Uniform and full PPE kit
Full Product Training and potential for further/higher education funding
All skills cards/18th edition/h&s/first aid/fire/manual handling etc. kept up to date

 

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