What does an ‘Electrical Maintenance Engineer’ do?
My role at site is a Reactive Maintenance Engineer, specifically focusing on any electrical breakdown that occurs within our production process:
- Isolating electrical equipment
- Fault finding using various programs
- Carrying out preventative planned maintenance
- Dealing with high pressure situations
- Quick decision making is key
How did you end up in this job?
I ended up in this position as, CocaCola European Partners, opened up a new apprenticeship scheme in 2014 - offering an array of career paths such as site engineering, business administration, field sales & merchandising.
When I was younger, I was always curious of how household appliances were made & operated and this began my interest. As a result I felt that gaining engineering experience with one of the largest brands in the world, working with cutting edge technology and earning a fantastic salary was the right choice for me.
What’s the best thing about your job?
- Competitive salary & bonus schemes
- Exceptional training & development
- Team social activities
- Discounts to several restaurants & attractions
What was your starting salary?
As a first year apprentice with CCEP, you are set to earn £15,000 PA.
As you progress into years 2, 3 & 4 this salary will increase approx. £2500 per year and depending on if you are old enough to work shifts, you will also receive a shift allowance (25% of annual salary)
How long have you been doing your job?
I have completed my four year apprenticeship, and have been working as an engineer for 7 months full time. Since January 2019 I have been working on a project which will see East Kilbride gain two brand new Capri-Sun production lines. I have been involved in the commissioning and once live, I will be responsible for the maintenance of both lines.