Maintenance Technician (Electrical)

  • Engineering
  • Portbury, United Kingdom

Maintenance Technician (Electrical)

Job description

“But I want to know how it REALLY works”.


That’s the trouble with most maintenance technician jobs.


Things are already installed. You can’t talk face to face with the equipment designers.


You turn up. You keep things ticking over.


But you. You’re curious. You want to learn more about the equipment you maintain. It bugs you that you don’t know what’s REALLY going on inside.


You could keep things ticking over.


Or you could join our Engineering & Maintenance team here at A-Gas.




The opportunity


Our backers want us to build more equipment and upgrade and improve engineering across the business. We’re talking about equipment concerned with the cleaning and separation of waste refrigerant and other speciality gases.


Our UK team holds the specialist technical knowledge for hazardous gas separation. Which means we are in an incredible position to develop a European Engineering Headquarters out of Bristol.


Today we’re a team of 11 with an increasing workload.


So, we created a new maintenance technician position. With an electrical bias.


In the first 90 days you’re going to have to get up to speed quickly. Not only with site equipment that is well-established. But shiny new electrical bits that we’re deploying both to the Netherlands and our Portbury site. You’re going to help with this. Hands-on.


Within 12-months we expect you to have learnt exactly how our equipment really works.


You could say that opportunities like this don’t come around that often.




Who you are


After studying for your electrical apprentice, you most likely have gained some routine electrical maintenance experience. Ideally this might be in a chemical, HVAC, industrial or processing environment.


Along the way you’ve picked up a methodical approach for installation and fault finding. You work safely, because you want to be able to go home at night. Perhaps you’ve even got your forklift license.


But you’re fed up of working just with old equipment.


The idea of being involved with brand new site equipment gets you excited.


And as for working ridiculously long hours. We lock the site at 5:30pm.


Which just feels a little more.... modern.




What we’re offering


We offer a competitive starting salary. Work hard and help us achieve our company goals and we’ll pay you a good bonus to say thank you.

Money and benefits side, there are plenty of other things we can promise you.

Firstly, your voice will be heard. You’ll be encouraged to come up with ideas and bring your own unique creativity to the table. It’s good for our business and it’s good for you.


Autonomy is another. You won’t be micro-managed, things won’t get over-complicated and we don’t pick apart everything you do. You will however have a strong support network in the form of a local and European virtual engineering and maintenance team.

Not forgetting recognition of a job well-done. When people succeed, we make sure everyone in our business knows about it.

We’ve a positive and respectful working culture, place emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and we’re developing our learning and development offering so you can get the professional development you need. All these factors help keep our staff retention levels high.

Plus, there’s the opportunity to play a key part in our European ambition, including travel to other sites in Europe if you want it.

Sound appealing? 

Then we are likely to be a good fit.




Who we are


We’re the European region of a global gases business with significant private equity backing.


We have a market leading position and are growing globally. Our aim is to be the dominant player in reclamation refrigerants.


Just over 12 months ago we made our first European acquisition in the Netherlands. The recent acquisition of a business in Germany cements our ambition to treble our current size in Europe over the next three years.


Which means huge opportunity for the technicians in our business.


People like you.


We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • all round general maintenance capability with experience in routine maintenance;
  • a methodical approach to installation and fault finding;
  • completed an electrical apprenticeship;
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths, Science and English at Grade C or above;
  • industrial safety experience including working at height legislation;
  • are computer literate.