Central Engineering

About the Central Engineering department

Burton upon Trent

No two days are ever the same working in this department, as we identify opportunities for and implement a wide variety of engineering projects across the five Marley Eternit manufacturing sites , from small building assignments up to multi million pound projects. The sites can also call on our multi skilled and versatile service when they need it.

Our manufacturing vision is "Safely exceeding our customers expectations in quality, delivery and product performance through the continuous improvement of our people and process." Projects you might be working on include:

  • EHS compliance
  • Quality improvement
  • Process improvement
  • New product development
  • Decommissioning and relocation
  • Site infrastructure changes.

About our team

Our small team includes mechanical and electrical engineers; all qualified to the equivalent of degree level or higher and members of their discipline’s professional body. We put a real emphasis on sharing best practice across the different Marley Eternit sites and with the European manufacturing sites that are part of the Etex Group.

About working here

  • You will have the opportunity to follow a path of continuous self-development through seminars, publications and formal training.
  • We encourage each member of the team to develop their business awareness and managerial skills through involvement in recruitment, mentoring and cross-functional work placements.
  • There tends to be frequent travel around the five manufacturing sites.

Find out more about the rewards and benefits of working for us.

Check out our current vacancies here.

Latest Vacancies

Maintenance Shift Electrician

Closing Date: 06.01.2017

Reporting to the Senior Electrical Engineer, the Maintenance Shift Electrician has responsibility for maintaining site electrical services, equipment and machinery.

Main duties will be to provide breakdown fault diagnosis and repair as well as to carry out routine electrical maintenance on a shift based rota.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting and maintaining of equipment, machinery and associated services in a safe and good electrical order

Installation and maintenance of electrical service in accordance with current IEE Regulations

Execute planned preventative maintenance and provide input into improving the system

Provide electrical support in the event of breakdowns

Work and liaise with a range of internal departments and external suppliers

Confirm work done into maintenance management system (SAP) complete with technical feedback

Where necessary provide input into feasibility studies, Capex and continuous improvement projects

Adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to Health & Safety, environment and quality management systems

Prioritise workload

Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business development

Liaise with stores to identify relevant and correct stock items

Work within 5s methodology to maintain workplace to a high standard

To carry out other tasks as deemed necessary, that are within the job holders capability

Person Specification

The successful applicant will hold current electrical qualification and have experience in the following areas:-

Fault finding on various electrical control systems

PLC Diagnosis & Repair

Allen-Bradley and other PLC control systems

Installation experience

Applicants should be enthusiastic and highly self motivated with a flexible approach to their work.This will be combined with the ability to work efficiently on your own initiative, and work as part of a team.

You will have a solid understanding of engineering principles and a desire to progress within the manufacturing sector.

Must posses a good level of computer literacy, and have excellent communication skills.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and current CV to Martin Clifford, Engineering Manager, martinclifford@marleyeternit.co.uk or post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE13 4HD.

Mobile Plant Engineer

Closing Date: 02.01.2017

Job Profile

We are currently recruiting for a Mobile Plant Engineer to carry out service, repairs & maintenance to the mobile plant at the Burton Manufacturing site.

Nature & Scope

The mobile plant engineer is responsible for the service and maintenance of site mobile plant including fork lift trucks, work savers, tractors, trailers, loading shovels and MEWPS.All equipment should be serviced and maintained to the required standards at minimum cost.

The Mobile plant engineer reports to the Engineering Manager.The job holder will be part of the site maintenance team, but is expected to work with a high degree of autonomy.The job holder will be expected to develop and maintain productive working relationships with internal customers, site teams and external resources.

Main Activities

To pro actively support the site leadership team leader to ensure a safe, clean and productive site.

To adhere to all EHS standards.To ensure the mobile plant workshop is maintained to comply with all EHS and 5s standards, procedures and processes.

To conduct safety tours across the Burton Manufacturing site.

To prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for mobile plant maintenance processes.

To collate and monitor mobile plant usage data, and schedule maintenance services.

To carry out service, repairs & maintenance to mobile plant.

To ensure all plant and machinery is maintained to legislative standards.

To ensure cost effective solutions are used to maintain the mobile plant fleet.

To arrange visits and control contractors during mobile plant maintenance activities.

To use diagnostic tools to assist fault finding and resolution of mobile plant issues.

To use ERP software to allocate and monitor mobile plant equipment costs.

To promote good employee relationships.

Skills & Experience


Multi skilled time served mobile plant maintenance fitter, with a minimum of 3 years post apprenticeship experience.Good written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to carry out plant fault finding using diagnostic tools.Ability to analyse data presented, both written and graphically.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word & Excel)


IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.Experience of SAP Plant Maintenance Module

Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety and employees will be expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter, CV and salary expectations to: martinclifford@marleyeternit.co.ukor post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE13 4HD

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