Fabric Engineer

Job Type Customer Service
Location Northampton
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 10/12/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £11.09 - £14.00
Salary Frequency Hourly
Hours of Work Monday to Friday 06:00-15:00 - 13:00-22:00 And occasional weekends

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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 is based at our Northampton Regional Distribution Centre.

  • The pay range for this role is £11.09 - £14.00 per hour and has an additional shift premium of 20%.

  • We are currently recruiting for 2 permanent full time positions.

  • Please note this role is for 42 hours per week working the following shift pattern:

    • Mornings: Monday - Thursday 06:00 - 15:00 and Friday 06:00 - 14:30

    • Afternoons: Monday - Thursday 13:00 - 22:00 and Friday 13:30 - 22:00

    • Please note that out of hours working (weekends and nights) may be required as and when the business needs; this will be discussed during the interview.

About the role

As an integrated part of the Campus Engineering Team, Fabric Engineers support both shift and technical teams by delivering in-house planned, reactive, remedial and improvement tasks. 

Building fabric maintenance and value-added change-work delivery are essential to the continually-developing automated environment across the campus; completing such work internally with talented Partners contributes to campus engineering business objectives.

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

🔧  - To learn more about our fantastic benefits, please visit - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/  

What you’ll be doing:

Internal delivery of planned maintenance, reactive and remedial regimes, including exposure to project activity, reducing/eliminating external contractor dependence in a 24-hour environment where SLA is often business-critical. 

Ability and desire to learn new skills relating to campus asset maintenance and repairs, including inspection regimes, record-keeping, plumbing, sanitary systems, painting, external site maintenance, yard disciplines etc.

Achieving first-fix on building fabric, fixtures and equipment, supporting the Engineering Technician team, demonstrating the ability to:

- Action change-work in the branch within agreed hours.

- Understand and use the IT Systems to action and facilitate work.

- Maintain effective communication links with the Engineering Shift Managers.

- Resolve operational issues promptly, courteously and effectively.

Essential skills you’ll need

  • Strong vocational background with proven construction/engineering experience.

  • A comprehensive understanding of Health & Safety legislation in a commercial and industrial environment is expected.

What else you could bring:

  • Apprenticeship-served (CITB, CGLI or equivalent).

  • CSCS accreditation.

  • IPAF & PASMA, Working at Height trained.

  • First-Aid qualified.


Next steps:

  • The application 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 we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.

To view the job outline click Job Description



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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