Electrical Engineering Technician

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Milton Keynes - Fenny Lock
Additional Locations Milton Keynes - Magna Park
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 06/06/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £32,478.00 - £44,685.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 42


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

Fenny Lock is the latest warehouse building to join the John Lewis National Distribution network. Opening in Spring 2022, spanning 1-million sq ft, at the following address: Bletcham Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK1 1QA

We also have opportunities at our Magna Park Distribution Centre sites in Milton Keynes, MK17 8EW

Pay information:

Pay band is £32,478.00 - £44.868.00 and has an additional Shift Premium of 20%.

This is negotiable based upon skills and experience. Please feel free to discuss at interview.

Working Pattern:

Please note this role is 42 hours per week. This is a shift work pattern of 14 x 12.5 hour shifts in every 28 day cycle. You will be working a combination of day and night shifts.

Day shifts: 05.45 - 18.15

Night shifts: 17.45 - 06.15

What's the role about?

The site operates 24-7 with engineering presence on-site to provide structured planned preventative/remedial disciplines and reactive response to a complex building services infrastructure, supporting in excess of £150m of materials-handling automation equipment, constantly evolving with continued site development investment.

What you'll be doing:

As a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technician you will play a critical part in the operation of the site, providing technical presence on-site, working within building services, mechanical systems, MHE, HVAC, automation, power and data networks, to provide fault-diagnoses and remedial response confidently.

  • Carry-out technical planned preventative maintenance and reactive tasks, complying with H&S governance, legislation and institutional standards / SLAs

  • Providing competent fault-finding and accurate fault diagnoses on electro-mechanical systems and building services with an ability to technically advise the leadership team or Head of Branch in the event of an emergency

  • Ability to read electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic drawings and fault-find to component level. 

  • Collaborative working with automation project and repair teams to expedite working solutions.

  • Support with branch change-works and development projects.

  • Carry out operational processes to minimise business risk and loss.

  • Demonstrate flexibility to support other areas on campus.

  • Understand and use engineering infrastructure IT Systems

What you'll already have:

  • Qualified to City & Guilds 2360 / 2330 Parts 1, 2 & 3, BTEC ONC / HNC, JIB Approved electrician or NVQ Level 3 equivalent

  • City & Guilds Qualification in mechanical discipline or NVQ 6018 ‘Heating & Ventilation Industrial and Commercial Installations’

  • City & Guilds 2391 Electrical Inspection & testing

  • Working knowledge of BS7671, 18th Edition Electrical Installation Regulations & associated legislative standards, working knowledge of Building Regulations

  • Able to demonstrate experience in Building Environmental and Electrical Services including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning within the building services industry


After becoming a Partner you’ll be entitled to:


  • 20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on the majority of products

  • 25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on the majority of products

  • 12% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods

  • Full access to our subsidised dining room serving hot and cold meals through the day

  • 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 after 5 years service, 30 days after 10 years service (not including Bank Holidays)


Work-Life balance

  • Discounted holidays at our exclusive Partnerships hotels

  • VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 & Wembley arena

  • Generous discounts at numerous restaurants and bars

  • Exclusive days out for Partners and their families

  • Free on site parking

  • Free on site hot drinks & fruit


Why join us? 


Being a Partner in the business makes you more than an employee, you’re a co-owner, giving you the opportunity to influence the way we work for the better. All of us have shared values and common goals and we work as a team to achieve these. As a John Lewis Partner, you’ll always have the support of your team, even when things don’t go to plan.   

Please note:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

  • The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time.

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/


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