Electrical Technician

Date: 1 Feb 2024

Location: Newport, South Wales, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Why should you work for ABP?

- Have the chance to make a difference in a business critical to UK trade.

- Work within an exciting, innovative, growing business.

- You can thrive in an inclusive environment where every individual can be themselves and feel respected

- Receive competitive salary and benefits package

- Get support for training, personal development and further education

- Benefit from support and engagement through dedicated management and leadership


Associated British Ports (ABP) is both a major landlord and port operator with 21 port locations in the UK. Our Newport port plays a major role in our current operations and is an important cog in the Future Ports: Wales Vision plan which we’re starting to implement, so we can improve transport links, provide decarbonising energy resources and encouraging port-based manufacturing. Handling over £1Bn of UK Trade annually it offers excellent road and rail links to service Britain's key industrial and commercial regions. The port currently handles high volumes of agribulks, forest products and steel & other construction materials.


Due to an internal promotion we're looking to add an additional Electrical Technician to assist with maintaining a wide range of Electrically focused machinery. The role is responsible for planned and reactive maintenance works on LV equipment covering motor driven equipment, lighting, cranes, machinery, ship locks, sluices and associated equipment. You should have proven experience of inspection, fault diagnostics, maintenance and installation work. Prior maintenance of cranes, in particular gantry cranes is helpful and the role will involve working at height, working near water and in confined spaces.


Key Requirements


- Experience in a electrical maintenance role ideally within the port sector or heavy industry

- Adept with planned & reactive maintenance tasks – including fault finding knowledge

- Full Driving licence

- High standards of health & safety

- Ability to work in a team


This is a shift based role, M-F with optional overtime available at the weekend with a salary of £39k including shift allowance. The role is working alternate weeks of 0600-1400 & 1400-2200 with a 12.5% shift premium, contributory pension from day one (Starting at 8% with 2% company match up to 18%), private healthcare, access to our Employee Assistance Program, 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and increasing with service – plus the option to purchase additional days), wide range of discounts and cash back with high street and online retailers. We offer an inclusive work environment with a very training strong academy which offers ongoing opportunities to develop your skills.



Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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