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Maintenance Technician

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BAE Systems UK
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Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Location: Radway Green, Cheshire

Salary:£36,060 plus shift premium

What you’ll be doing:

Planning preventative maintenance activities on the plant and equipment

Diagnosing faults and repairing of the plant and equipment

Recording the details of breakdowns and repairs to facilitate further evaluation

Carrying out planned maintenance on the mechanical systems

Collaborating with specialist contractors

Participating in reliability centred maintenance activities, including root cause analysis and continuous improvement

Your skills and experiences:


Time served - 3-4 Year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship, served in a relevant Engineering industry (alongside an NVQ Level 3, BTEC/ONC/City & Guilds)

Knowledge of fault finding in mechanical machinery including hydraulic and pneumatic systems


Experience with reactive and planned maintenance of high-volume production equipment

Understanding of various mechanical power transmission (e.g., bearings, belts, chains, and mechanical couplings)

Understanding of power press/clutch systems


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Maintenance team:

No two days will be the same as you join our growing Maintenance team. You will enjoy a diverse range of responsibilities as you work on the maintenance, repairs, and development of our busy production site. You will benefit from the support of the Maintenance Supervisor as you collaborate with other Production and Maintenance Technicians to ensure the production area is able to run at its best. This role will provide you with excellent career progression opportunities along with the chance to work with the latest manufacturing equipment on a top-tier manufacturing site.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 17th July 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.