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Electrical Engineer - Continental Shifts

About Crown

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions on a global scale. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected FMCG brands.


In response to market growth, we are building our largest Plant yet and Peterborough will be its home. The Peterborough Plant will be a key site within the Bevcan EMEA Business. Crown Peterborough will benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and modern practices to support high-speed and highly automated beverage can making capable of producing 3 billion cans per annum. The Plant will operate 24 hours per day on a continuous shift system, 360 days per annum and will employ approximately 280 people.


This is an exciting time in our business and joining Crown Peterborough offers you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in an expanding industry. Crown was founded on valuing and promoting sustainability and this focus remains essential to our long-term future.

About this Opportunity

The purpose of the Electrical Engineer role is to maintain all electrical equipment, machinery, auxiliary instruments, and gauges, ensuring minimum disruption to production and compliance with safety requirements across the plant. 


You will be working on new designs, both independently and alongside design and test engineers to devise innovative solutions to maximise line efficiency and support production output. You will also provide technical support to manufacturing teams. 


Main Responsibilities

Electrical Maintenance
•    Carry out and record maintenance work on machines and equipment, ensuring compliance with electrical safety legislation
•    Comply with planned electrical maintenance schedules
•    Update electrical programmes and associated programmes to ensure that information is current
•    Conduct research into the development and implementation of new and existing equipment
•    Perform statutory inspection and testing procedures, and safety inspections as per agreed schedule
•    Ensure care of plant instrumentation and undertake any servicing or calibration required
•    Provide flexible support across all manufacturing departments, where safety and training allow
•    Maintain an understanding of electrical safety legislations and regulations and ensure compliance with both
Fault Finding and Repair
•    Determine the nature of faults or breakdowns from information received from production personnel and interrogate the equipment 
•    Analyse the symptoms of the fault, make initial assessments and if required report faults via usual reporting channels 
•    Rectify faults and return the equipment to full production, in a safe and timely manner
•    Utilise logical fault-finding techniques to check through circuits, consulting with electrical drawings and using test equipment (e.g. multimeter, oscilloscope, logic probe) etc., or VDU programme details as appropriate 

Installation and Modification
•    Install or commission new equipment in conjunction with Crown project support, external contractors, and suppliers
•    Design and draw up circuit diagrams using a CAD system; write up relevant PLC programmes
•    Recommend and implement improvements to line and ancillary equipment
•    Install hardware for modifications to the line, which can include mechanical containment of any nature, conduit, sensors, relays, range of PLCs, logic systems, level equipment, instrumentation, motors, control equipment etc. 


•    Analyse line performance in relation to speed, temperature and product flow and update PLC programmes to achieve optimum performance
•    Assess the feasibility of suggestions for improvements from all personnel and action improvements if appropriate
•    Record all changes in the online logbooks, electronic data and modification sheets 

Required Education and Qualifications
•    Level 3 Apprenticeship (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering (with an electrical bias)
•    Experience with PLCs

Shift Pattern

You will work on a Continental Based Shift Rota, attending 2 x 12-hour days followed by 2 x 12-hour nights, then 4 days off. After a pattern of five of these shifts you have 14 days off and we also give you 18 days off in the summer.

This equates to 144 rostered shifts per year and an outstanding work/life balance!


What Crown can offer you?

  • The opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment

  • To be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance 

  • Professional and personal development through training and work experiences

  • Strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees 


Salary and Benefits 

  • A salary of £51,247, including shift premium
  • Performance related annual bonus
  • 9% Company Pension contribution
  • Cash Health Plan



Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging!


Equal opportunities

Crown is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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Electrical Engineer - Continental Shifts

Requisition ID:  1513

Peterborough, GB, PE2 7LB

Functional Area:  Manufacturing
Experience Level:  Experienced professional
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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