Shift Technician

Date: 22 Feb 2024

Location: Liverpool, GB, L21 1LA

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Shift Technician


Are you an experienced and qualified Electrical or Mechanical Engineer looking to develop your experience in a technician role and beyond?  Do you have experience in an industrial environment working with heavy plant and equipment?  We are seeking a Electrical or Mechanical Shift Technician to work within a range of Bulk and Break terminals.


Your Role


In this role you will work with the Engineering team within the Bulk and Break Department, to deliver on-time delivery, continuous flow, customer satisfaction and zero defects, across a rolling shift pattern, carrying out maintenance on heavy plant and equipment.


You will complete planned and reactive maintenance activities and carry out modifications to all types of heavy plant and equipment, liaising with operations to prioritise breakdown repairs, using fault finding diagnostic techniques and equipment to reduce the impact of reactive maintenance. You will assist the team when required in a range of activities, including project work, QA systems and Health and Safety. It’s vital that all activities are documented and carried out with due care and attention in line with our Health and Safety policy and HSE regulations.


What you'll bring


You will be qualified to a minimum of HNC or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with experience of working with heavy plant and equipment in an industrial environment, ideally gained within Quarrying or Bulk Handling operations. Possessing  a sound working knowledge of Permit to Work systems and incident reporting, you will have extensive practical experience with relevant plant and equipment, including conveyor systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and rotating equipment. You will also be able to fault find and problem solve, utilising diagnostic equipment.


A working knowledge of Programmable Logical Control or drive control systems and HV networks would also be desired (Electrical only).


Knowledge of CMMS i.e. SAP and document sharing software as well as effective maintenance strategies such as RCM, PM, CBM & TPM is advantageous.


A full valid Driving Licence is essential for this role.  You will be willing and able to work in a dusty environment given the nature of the role/area worked.


Who are we?


Already one of the UK’s leading port and logistics companies, with a turnover in excess of £500 million, we are planning substantial capital investment over the next 5 years to achieve our vision of becoming the UK’s leading port operator.  We have ambitious plans to grow and transform the supply chain to benefit our customers.  Our investments are decarbonizing our operations, which in turn is helping us work towards our goal of having Net Zero Port Operations by 2040.  Much of our success depends on our unrivalled facilities and technology. But in our sector, it comes down to having the right talent to enable our organisation to grow.


What we can offer you


In addition to a competitive salary, we have a strong track record of developing our people to expand their skills and experience and develop their careers.  Valuing and rewarding our workforce is important to us which is why we offer a fantastic range of flexible benefits to choose from, such as:


  • Up to 10% Matched Contribution Pension
  • Peel Ports Flexible Benefits including salary sacrifice car scheme, healthcare cash plans, Cycle2Work Scheme, Critical Illness insurance, Gym Membership Scheme, Retail Vouchers, plus more!
  • Commitment to learning and personal development – Last year we supported over 50,000 hours of training and personal development!
  • We promote good physical and mental health and can provide additional support to colleagues via our Employee Assistance Programme when required


If you believe you have the skills and experience we are seeking and you want to join a thriving and ambitious place to work, we’d really like to hear from you! To apply visit or contact the Talent Team at for any further information.


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