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Engineering Technician in Stoke-on-Trent

The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business.

Job description

Engineering Technician - 39 hours
Full-time, £31,000 - £46,500

Ref: 17971

Salary: £31,000 - £46,500

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8GR


Engineering Technician
Pets at Home has recently opened a new state of the art fulfilment centre in Stafford.
This new facility includes a high degree of automation, including an automated storage and retrieval system and associated conveyance, designed to streamline and improve the existing e-commerce side of the business.
We are looking to recruit engineering technicians with experience in the maintenance of MHE (materials handling equipment) and other assets, to compliment the operation of the facility.
The engineering technician will be responsible in providing both a reactive and pro-active maintenance service on all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure within the FC. The role has a direct impact on the site, its productivity and operation. If equipment is not available or performs badly, it minimizes the capacity and throughput of the site.
Key job responsibilities:

  • To put health & safety best practices first in all work carried out, ensuring compliance with all health & safety standards and regulations.
  • To carry out planned preventative maintenance on the full range of equipment within the site.
  • To react quickly to breakdowns, and to communicate clearly with affected parties and to work efficiently to fix the issue.
  • To support continuous improvement by learning from breakdowns and sending feedback and suggestions for improvements through the line manager.
  • To provide high levels of equipment availability to our internal customers.
  • To support the management of contractors.


  • Multi skilled in both electrical and mechanical disciplines.
  • Experience of planned preventative maintenance systems.
  • Experience fault finding within MHE (Material Handling Equipment)/Automation systems.
  • Experience in interpreting both mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Experience of conveyor maintenance, motor controllers/inverters.
  • Served a full engineering indentured apprenticeship and/or qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 3 or equivalent.

You'll bring with you:

  • Experience of sortation machines.
  • Experience in maintaining/configuring bar code scanners.
  • Experience with print and apply machines.
  • Experience in fault finding on building equipment i.e HVAC, dock doors, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance tasks.

About Us:
We’re not just another retailer. So this is not just another distribution centre. Where pets come first, we also look after our customers and our people, ensuring everyone enjoys a good experience with Pets at Home.
But don’t take our word for it. We were voted 5th in the Great Place to Work UK Best Workplaces Large Category 2018 and we were put there by our people who like how much fun it is work here, how much opportunity there is for personal growth and how we all like to give something back.
Along the way, they get to enjoy all the training and development they need to succeed. Plus a comfortable, dynamic working environment that also has computer workspaces, communication zones and our own canteen.
Our colleagues live and breathe the Pets at Home values, bringing them to work every day to deliver for our customers. The teams within our distribution centres play a vital role by ensuring our stores are stocked with exactly what they need, when they need it.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 24-04-2023

Expiry Date: 09-05-2023

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required