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  1. R

    Route to Approved Electrician From Elec bias Maintenance Engineer

    Hi All, I hope this ok/right place to post. I’m currently a maintenance engineer in the food and beverage industry. I do help out a few qualified electrician mates every now and then when they are mad busy. We have spoke about the prospect of going into business together. So I have completed...
  2. E

    As a Maintenance Engineer were should i go from here ?

    I Have my level 3 in Engineering and have worked in maintenance (Fitter,mechanical,PPMs) for 3 years however, i have been planning to change careers for a while now. Due to the recent "Pandemic" it has allowed me to deliberate the path i want to take as i do not see a long career working night...
  3. T

    What can I do with a HNC Electrical Engineering

    My situation: I have completed a HNC in Electrical Engineering but do not currently work in a technical role. I would like to change to a more hands-on role or at least more technical role (or at least one with room for development). A role in electrical maintenance (industrial) would be ideal...
  4. T

    UK Maintenance in a commercial building/quals?

    Hi all, I’ve just joined the forum in the hope that I can clarify the route I should take. I was self employed for many years doing domestic work. In this time I worked with electricians and gained a fair bit of knowledge and experience, I’ve also worked with gas engineers and helped with fault...
  5. jc71292

    Transitioning from installation to Maintenance in a food factory

    Hello everyone, I'm thinking of transitioning to a maintenance role in a food factory in the near future and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on any courses I could do to help me with doing the job? I have a PLC course booked at learn technique as that is something that interested in...
  6. W

    Courses needed to become a industrial maintenance engineer

    Hey guys, I am a wind turbine maintenance technician and commissioner, with a level 3 nvq in electrotechnical Installation and maintenance. I am finally done with the industry and want to work at home in one of the local manufacturing companies, I have come across a course which I think may help...
  7. H

    NVQ Electrotechnical Level 3 (Maintenance) evidence writing query

    Hi there, I am on my last year of my apprenticeship and have started the nvq part. Long story short I want to start writing up my evidence of work (with provided pictures of me carrying out the work), however I can't figure out a structure to follow to write out a job. If anyone is currently...
  8. HarryJ

    Electrician Hello. I've been working as a maintenance engineer for 5 years now. At college I've completed all my level 2 and 3, my portfolio. I need a job fully

    Hello. I've been working as a maintenance engineer for 5 years now. At college I've completed all my level 2 and 3, my portfolio. I need a job fully focused on installation and thr rgd to get mr through my am2. I simply haven't done enough installation over tye years because I haven't had to
  9. Lister1987

    Wera Kraftform W1 Maintenance Kit

    Came across this, down to £88.40 (saving £86.59 - 49%), probably not the cheapest but saw it so thought I'd share it...
  10. S

    Electrician Looking for an experienced electrician to cover Electrical Reactive Maintenance in the London area

    We’re looking to recruit an electrician with background in reactive maintenance, primarily on the CIS scheme for a few months on a trial period before coming on Payroll. Excellent salary. Testing and Inspecting knowledge would be a bonus, must have a full UK Drivers License, Candidate will be...
  11. C

    NVQ level 3 in engineering electrical maintenance

    Hi hi just looking for some advice I've just completed my nvq level 3 diploma in engineering electrical maintenance silly question but does that make me a maintenance electrician ?? And what can people recommend and me do do to further my career in electrical cheers
  12. C

    Electrician 3 x Maintenance Electricians - Oxford

    Good afternoon I am in need of 3 Electricians, ideally with 2391 Test & Inspection Certs for Full Time / Permanent position in Oxford. If anyone is looking for a permanent PAYE position or you might know someone looking then do get in touch! Good rate of pay and LOTS of overtime too. All...
  13. C

    Which maintenance NVQ should I do 2356 or 2357?

    Hi All I am looking for some advise as to which NVQ I should complete. I have just completed the L2 & L3 2365 and am now hoping to go on to complete the L3 NVQ. I have been working as a maintenance technician for the past 8 years in automated airport baggage systems with a mechanical bias and...
  14. G

    Wago advice needed about type and maintenance free connections

    Hi guys, Currently have some 221 wago connectors and looking at the 222 connectors around the same price. Am I right in saying that the 222 connectors would be classed as maintenance free in a wago box but not the 221's? Thanks
  15. John Matrix

    Moving from Installation to Maintenance

    Hello this is my first post. I have been an Electrician for 19 years. Most of my experience is in commercial and industrial, places like hospitals, schools, offices, warehouses. I have always been an Installation Electrician on the books. But lately I’m getting fed up with it all. I fancy going...
  16. Sym

    PPM's and Reactive Maintenance

    Hi there guys. I have mostly been a house basher, oh the shame. Please sit down before reading the following..... Could someone please explain to me, in depth, what "carry out PPM's and Reactive Maintenance" means. I might sound like a village idiot but I am not completely stupid, I do have my...
  17. tuckermot

    Commercial New maintenance man emergency lighting

    Hi as part of my job I have started doing minor maintenance in our warehouse and office block .I have a light out in the office which is a ceiling light that sits in the suspended ceiling .It operates as a normal light and when power is turned of for that lighting circuit the light also has a...
  18. Shammie

    Newbie - Qualified Maintenance Electrician looking for advice on career options

    Hello, I am new to the forum. I am a Maintenance Electrician on a gas plant and have been doing my current job for 7 years, I have just finished a HNC in Electrical Engineering this year and I am looking for a bit of a change. I didn't do the HNC for the purpose of moving on or changing career...
  19. B

    New lurker maintenance electrician

    Hi All, been lurking here for a while so thought it time to introduce myself. Currently working as a maintenance electrician, toilet unblocker, bearing changer or whatever needs fixing in the factory. Been qualified for 29 years after 4 year industrial apprenticeship and numerous jobs since!!
  20. H

    Can a maintenance spark transfer to installation work?

    Hello people, I’m 17 currently in an apprenticeship with a company doing maintenance work which I’m enjoying, just wondering is it possible to later on in life transfer to installation work or is it once you have either a maintenance/installation qualification that’s all you can do. I seem to...
  21. BruvDunk

    Old spark now lurking in biomass

    Electrician for many years who slipped into EC&I/ Maintenance and eventually Biomass STL, but keeping my feet in the water on all things Electrickery!
  22. D

    UK NMG Limited - National Maintenance Group

    HAs anyone heard from or had any contact with UK NMG or National Maintenance Group (Glasgow-based) recently? The phone rings out although the website is still live. Emails and letters are going unanswered?
  23. C

    Just the beginning.......

    Hi all! Just joined in here, I've been time served as a maintenance electrician for 8 years with my background mostly in industrial/commercial equipment. Started to get the itch that I would like to be my own boss and so hoping to start self employed at some point in the future, working shifts...
  24. O

    Got children at University - maintenance loans and parental contributions

    We are currently doing Uni visits with our daughter in preparation for her starting in September 2019 We were expecting to have to "help" her but the level of help is a bit scary ... CALCULATOR: How much money should your Parents be giving you? -...
  25. G

    maintenance qualification

    hi,i have finished a degree and already i have equalised it with uk naric and says mechanical engineer RQF level 6 bachelor degree.in my country i have worked as a maintenance engineer in Del Monte food industry.Here in UK ,i went to two interviews for a job and they asked me about a...
  26. Alan McMaster

    Anyone got experience in Maintenance on Stairlifts?

    Could be starting a new position with a stair lift company and wanting to know of anyone with experience in this sector to maybe give me some pointers. From what I have gathered there is 3 main PCBs that control the lifts, inverter for speed control and then motors and limit switches. Probably a...
  27. K

    Electrician Maintenance electrician required to work nights in Central London. £35-40K pa. Permenant F/T role

    The successful candidate will work in a large Grade ll listed government building in Westminster. Responsible for the PPM of the building especially emergency lights. The candidate will be working as part of a wider engineering team and so there may be a requirement for them to pick up other...
  28. Leesparkykent

    ERG, Lom maintenance and any other name they trade under are on watchdog

    Any one who's been not paid by this company may wish to watch it.
  29. K

    Electrician Resident Commercial Maintenance Electrician, £31Kpa 4 week shift pattern inc 1 week of nights

    A maintenance technician is required to work for the worlds largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with a multi-billion-pound turnover and more than 75,000 employees. The role is working for the world’s largest internet retailer at one of their distribution centres and...
  30. E

    Electrician Experienced maintenance electrician required full time.

    Small electrical contractor based in Vauxhall London, with a vacancy for a full time experienced electrician to carry out lighting maintenance on buildings throughout London. Immediate start with a van supplied and a steady pay ranging from £16-£18 per hour depending on level of qualifications...
  31. N

    Uk total maintenance engineering Ltd

    Anybody heard of these people? I've received emails offering exclusive contract works in my area on a contract they claim to have? Looks and smells like a scam to me but wanted to know if anyone else has heard about this?
  32. F

    Maintenance spark without NVQ - what can/cant you do?

    Hi all, first time poster! Was doing a bit of a job search today (have recently come out of the motor trade :eek:) and came across an advert for a general maintenance person for a care home, doing odd jobs inside out (including PAT testing patients electricals they bring onsite) I have a...
  33. P

    Thoughts on maintenance free junction boxes?

    Hi guys, Are the maintenance free junction boxes any good? Thanks
  34. darkwood

    Solar maintenance contracts

    Just want to pick your brains here, I have a customer with a 100Kw system and he's looking to get a maintenance contract on it, it has 6inverters. My question how often do it require to be checked and what are we looking at cost wise for a maintenance check? The inverters are in a dusty...
  35. J

    employing 'casual labourer'

    Any sparks on here care to share any advice/past experience Needing the odd hand now I am getting little busier- can't see it being more than 5 days a month if that and not month in month out. laborer/mate is self employed (actually has his own business- but not as busy as me) wouldn't be...
  36. F

    Drawing requirements under the IEE Regulations

    I'm a Facilities Manager and not an electrician though I do have some electrical qualifications of some years ago. I wonder if anyone would like to give their views on the requirements if any, for the retention, updating and provision of electrical drawings requirements for inspection and...
  37. A

    Moving Consumer unit

    I have to move a Consumer unit approximately 6 mts. Had suggestion buy NAPIT technical to fit enclosure with terminal rail and terminals and then extend cables to new consumer unit. As the enclosure will not be readily available the terminal method would not be Maintenance Free. (If there was a...
  38. S

    Any advice greatly appreciated....

    Hi all, apologies if I have posted in the wrong forum I am a time served spark of over 10 years. I started off serving my time doing domestic, commercial and progressing onto industrial installations which I installed, tested, commissioned and maintained control panels and switchgear, pumps...
  39. E

    Maintenance Electrican

    Im a 24 year old fully qualified electrician with my inspection and testing quals. Ive been working at my firm for about 6 years doing industrial installing for a small firm (15 lads on site / 10 in office). I love what I do but i want to move on to the next step. After speaking with my boss he...
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