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Graduate - Electrical Engineer

Job Introduction

Tarmac, I bet you’re thinking we just pave the roads, right?  

Yes, we do that, but that’s not all we do. We do so much more, we have functions, such as HR and finance and legal. Check out what we do here. Our quarries and wharfs are all over the UK.  

We’re improving the way we build our future, by being proud of a job well done, ambitious in what we do and collaborative in how we solve challenges. Our approach has led us to the industry leading Skills and Safety Park, where we host training from your induction, to some of our most senior leadership workshops. This state of the art facility will allow you to have an engaging and informative induction to help kick start you career. You’ll never know who you’ll bump into on site and they’ll always want to know what you’ve been up to! We’ll also ask you to travel across sites to build your experience and maybe even do a secondment to a different office to help you develop. 

Role Responsibility

What might my 2 year programme entail? 

  • You will report to the maintenance manager and form part of the Cement Team.  

  • An opportunity to build on your academic achievements with development that will provide both practical and formal training. You’ll gain knowledge, understanding and practical application of all safety policies, procedures and practices relevant to the role and be active in leading and driving safety standards and improvements.  

  • Gain experience of using a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to carry out day-to-day fault finding and repair / maintenance of equipment, while being proactive in finding permanent solutions to engineering problems.  

  • You will be involved in root cause failure analysis to understand the associated costs and business impacts resulting from plant un-planned downtime. Understand the maintenance strategy of - inspection, planning, scheduling and execution of tasks, taking ownership and accountability for ensuring the work is completed safely and to the correct quality standards.  

  • You will play a key role in specific projects, based around improving plant reliability and achieving reductions in energy consumption by working in a collaborative style with key stakeholders to achieve common goals. Support installation of new plant equipment from conception to operation.  Prevent downtime due to control system faults and in the event of any failures participate in root cause analysis to ensure no repeats occur. 

  • Develop knowledge and understanding in assuring integration of new systems into plant operations. 

  • Gain an understanding of the legislative requirements of the electrical team in ensuring plant and equipment is maintained in accordance with all safety and environmental standards.  

  • You will also gain a detailed understanding of cement manufacture and production via a dedicated international technical programme. It is a unique opportunity, offering challenging assignments in multi-cultural environments, working abroad, and working with experienced colleagues who share their expertise.  

You will gain a good appreciation of automation programming of SCADA systems which control equipment through sensors, devices and PLCs.  

  • You will learn how to use PLC inputs and outputs to fault find missing data and signals. 

You will also be required to travel internationally. 

If you feel you have the skills and experience required to excel in this role, we want to hear from you.  

The Ideal Candidate

Our graduate scheme will prepare you for your future at Tarmac. Guiding you to make decisions to deliver business impact, present powerfully, communicate effectively and many more key skills. We will provide you with project work and a senior sponsor to help drive your career to a better future.  

We are looking for ambitious, proud and collaborative individuals to join us as an Electrical Engineering Graduate. It's not about your experience, what grades you have or where you come from, it's about being motivated, curious and having a determination to achieve whilst thriving on a challenge. As our ideal electrical engineering graduate you will need to be enthusiastic and well organised. 

Why Tarmac

So, what will you get alongside a competitive salary and an industry leading organisation that gives you real responsibility and autonomy from the offset?  

Well, you’ll get  

  • A competitive salary  

  • A chance to join our bonus scheme  

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays  

  • Contributory pension scheme  

  • Access to the Tarmac rewards with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.   

  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 

  • Training and development opportunities throughout your career – such as DofE Gold award opportunities.  At Tarmac we are passionate that our workforce reflects the communities where we operate. Our ambition is that everyone regardless of level, role, or background will enjoy an environment of respect, inclusion and belonging. We actively remove barriers to ensure everyone is supported and can reach their potential with us. We take active steps to encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply for jobs at Tarmac as we believe a diverse, inclusive company will enable everyone to thrive. We are a disability confident employer and will make reasonable adjustments as required. We are committed to support part-time and flexible working and believe getting the balance right is critical to personal and professional success. 

Tarmac Trading Limited


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