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Electrical Maintenance Technician


Mount Farm, GB, MK1 1LZ

Req ID:  77349
Facility:  Milton Keynes-530
Department:  Maintenance
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

The Milton Keynes site is located in the southeast of the United Kingdom, approximately 45 miles from London, and covers 25 hectares in Milton Keynes town. The site has been a manufacturing location for thirty years and has always been involved in the manufacturing and development of plastic compounds for different end applications. The site currently produces over 160 different polypropylene compounds, most of which are for the European automotive industry in applications ranging from external parts such as bumpers to interior trim such as instrument panels.​

Basic Function


To perform all instrumentation and electrical activities to maintain optimum life and operation of plant machinery and equipment.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Provide technical advice in troubleshooting and problem solving situations
  • Interrogate and analyse relevant P.L.C. software
  • Carry out Preventive Maintenance and calibration routines to maximise equipment reliability, to reduce breakdown risk.
  • Provide input and recommendations for improvements to the Maintenance Management System, Permit to Work Procedure, work access and personal safety provisions.
  • Regularly check quality of instrumentation to meet production, safety and legal requirements
  • Provide regular feedback and recommendations to improve the operability of plant machinery and equipment and reduce maintenance costs
  • Regularly update all instrumentation and electrical documentation, drawings and perform software backups.
  • Initiate requisitions for materials and follow up deliveries to fulfil job priorities
  • Co-ordinate Instrumentation and electrical work during project work to achieve planned goals1Performing daily instrumentation duties, and providing detailed technical advice during problem solving and troubleshooting activities to minimise the risk and duration of Plant breakdowns.
  • Liaise with and maintain regular contact with vendor service engineers
  • Provide necessary feedback and support regarding failures and repairs, recommend improvements that are required to increase equipment reliability and safety
  • Must work in compliance with the requirements of the site management systems (IATF16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).

Person Specification



  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • HNC or higher qualification
  • 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations


Work Experience: 

  • Experience in similar plant and equipment
  • Have knowledge of current electrical regulations


Critical Competencies/Behaviours:

  • Personal Leadership - The position requires initiative, personal drive to get things done and problem solving skills.  Able to communicate the status of requests for services beyond normal working hours.
  • Drive for results – ability to solve breakdown issues quickly in order to minimise production down time. 
  • Customer Focus - Communicate with Production department regarding completed work orders and the closing out of Work Permits



  • Communication – this role has contact with all levels of personnel within LyondellBasell and vendor personnel relating to maintenance companies 
  • Problem Solving – to provide technical advice in troubleshooting and problem solving for the Production and Quality departments
  • Fault Finding - Be able to read circuit diagrams and perform basic fault finding using Siemens S5 and S7 software



  • English


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Shift Pattern - 4 x 12 hour day shifts 06:00 – 18:00 followed by 4 days off.

We offer an attractive compensation package, which includes an initial base salary from £27,800 - £34,800 gross per annum, dependant upon skills & experience, a pensionable shift allowance of £7,550 and participation in the Company’s discretionary short-term incentive (bonus) programme. Currently, the full-year target bonus for this position is 6% of base salary. The holiday entitlement is 25 shifts/annum and we offer membership of the Company Defined Contribution Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 10% matching double employee contributions. We also offer a health cash plan and cycle to work scheme.

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