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Maintenance Technician


Nuneaton, GB, CV10 7RS

Brand:  RS
Function:  Supply Chain
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Job Title Maintenance Technician

Location Nuneaton CV10 7RS


The hours for this role include: Friday 6am - 6pm, Saturday 6am - 6pm and Sunday 6am - 6pm. A total of 36 hours per week. 


As an RS Maintenance Technician you will be providing a preventative, reactive and continuous improvement (projects) maintenance service for our handling equipment.

This role requires a Technician who is very strong electrically, and will act as one of the shifts electrical “Go To” Person’s. Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, you will be a part of an organisation that promotes personal development, growth, and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry. We pride ourselves on putting the Customer at the heart of everything we do.


We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?


What You Will Do


Within this position you will primarily be responsible for responding to calls of equipment failure; prioritising tasks to maximise the use of available resource.

You will complete routine breakdown support, planned maintenance and servicing on all our Conveyors, Sortation equipment and Automated Storage Crane equipment to maximise availability. Liaising and communicating daily with the Shift Supervisor and/or Manager to ensure activities are correctly aligned and passed over for operational needs. You will ensure the working environment and workshops are in a safe and tidy condition with a high level of housekeeping and ensure you work compliant with company H&S rules and statutory H&S regulations.



What Will You Bring To the Role


  • A recognised Maintenance Qualification (NVQ Level 3 or above) or Apprenticeship or equivalent Maintenance experience. 
  • Experience with a variety of conveyor and MHE equipment, electro-mechanical systems and detection equipment.
  • Knowledge of belt and chain type conveyors, Sortation systems, Auto Storage and Retrieval & Pallet Cranes would be advantageous, as well as familiarisation with Interbus and SCADA screens/systems.
  • Able to demonstrate suitable experience to work safely around 400V circuits. Electrical qualifications to fault find on Electrical equipment would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Maintenance Risk activities, assessing and auditing tasks for safe working adherence.
  • An understanding of legal compliance in a maintenance environment including COSHH & PUWER.
  • General PC skills using Microsoft office packages
  • Good general health with no restrictions on mobility
  • Experience of successfully working alone using own initiative and making decisions, as well as working as a team member.
  • Flexibility of Hours to achieve tasks within deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work nightshift and reasonable overtime.
  • Able to interpret electrical, pneumatic, mechanical and PLC drawings and schematics
  • Role Model first class levels of Health & Safety behaviour.


What We Offer


Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your 24 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

We are RS


Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

But if we’re going to be first choice for customers, we also want to be first choice for our future colleagues. We’re looking for people who are passionate to support the customers of today, and the engineers of tomorrow. Together we keep innovation at the forefront of what we do. 

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