Electrical Maintenance Technician


Washington, Tyne & Wear

Electrical Maintenance Technician


£45,000 - £57,000

Posted by on September 7, 2023.



£45,000 – £57,000 inc shift premium, dependent on shift pattern (min basic pay of £36,060)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Site maintenance and installation activities

  • Minor/major repairs

  • Breakdown response and diagnostics to resolve manufacturing equipment issues

  • Support to contractors during technical works

  • Attendance at site operational meetings as required

  • Execution of work orders from the site CMMS

  • Update of work order details to maintain the asset database for the site on all works performed

Your skills and experiences:


  • Time served Electrical apprenticeship preferably with HNC/HND qualification

  • 17th/18th edition Wiring Regulation qualification

  • Manufacturing industry experience working to time pressure and performance metrics


  • Safety Qualifications (e.g. IOSH, working at height, MEWP licence)

  • Knowledge and working experience with PLC/CNC machinery


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Our Quality Team:

As an Electrical Maintenance Technician, you will carry out a varied range of electrical activities that protect the Washington site and ensure capability for manufacturing teams to perform their duties. This will include planned maintenance, reactive breakdown response/repairs and work requests.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team in a role where every day is different working on a variety of products. We have several vacancies available due to the continued expansion across our Land UK sites with BAE Systems securing new orders for the supply of munitions to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date:

21st September 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.