Engineering Technician

Job Type Maintenance & Facilities
Location Milton Keynes - Fenny Lock
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 01/09/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £32,478.00 - £46,500.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 42

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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.

At a glance

  • This role will be based at our Fenny Lock National Distribution Centre.

  • The salary range for this role is set at £32,478 - £46,500. A shift allowance of 20% will also be paid (this is calculated on the annual recruitment rate for this role which is £32,478).

  • This position is a permanent contract.

  • Please note this role is for 42 hours per week. You will be working a DuPont shift schedule, a 4 week pattern of 14 x 12.5 hour shifts (a combination of day and night shifts; 05:45 - 18:15 / 17:45 - 06:15) in one rotation cycle (28 days) followed by 7 consecutive days off. An example rota is attached.

About the role

Our Fenny Lock 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.

As an Electrical Engineering Technician, you will play a critical part in the operation of the site. You will provide 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. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying 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

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

  • Supporting branch change-works and development projects

  • Carrying out operational processes to minimise business risk and loss

  • Demonstrating flexibility by supporting other areas on campus

  • Understanding and using engineering infrastructure IT Systems

To learn more, watch this short video!

Benefits of working as a Partner

 🔧 - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our market leading equal parenthood leave policy

🔧 - Full time working holiday entitlement of 15.5 days holiday (based on average 3.5 days working week) which increases with service, plus bank holidays

🔧 - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay). After three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not

🔧 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete Earning Membership. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% off electrical products) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount

 🔧 -  Subsidised meals while working and full access to our subsidised dining room serving hot and cold meals throughout the day

🔧- Free on site hot drinks & fruit  

🔧 -  Free on site parking

🔧 - Cycle to work support scheme

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Essential skills you’ll need

  • 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

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

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

Next Steps 

  • The application form consists of a CV upload 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. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process")

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

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP. 



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 -

Attachment: Engineering-Tech-example-rota.pdf

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