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Electrical Engineer - Chertsey, Surrey

Thorpe Park
Chertsey, Surrey
£44,559 - £48,188
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

Electrical Engineer - Chertsey, Surrey

Roles & Responsibilities

Electrical Engineer 
Location: THORPE PARK Resort, KT16 8PN
Hours: Open Season (March-Nov): 7 on 4 off, then 7 on 3 off shift pattern with split shifts.  Closed Season (Nov-Mar) Monday-Friday
Salary: £44,559 - £48,188 skill-set and experience dependant; bonus; Merlin Magic Pass – 20 free tickets to all Merlin attractions worldwide, rising to 40 after a year’s service

Do you have experience of working as an Engineer or Technician?
Are you able to fault find using PLC’s? 
Are you looking for a new role and looking to join one of the world’s largest leisure & entertainments providers?

What the job of the electrical engineer involves;

​We are currently recruiting for An Electrical Engineer at the home of thrilling rides, attractions, live events & a themed hotel; THORPE PARK Resort is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers, featuring some of the UK's most popular roller coasters and amusement park rides.  Reporting into an Engineering Team Leader, as one of our Electrical Engineers you will keep our Rides and Attractions and PLC control equipment within the park, to a high standard of safety and efficiency.  You will also fully participate in the execution and planning of the annual winter PPM and certification programme, including all associated record keeping as required by HSE guidance notes and statutory requirements.

Qualification & Experience

We are looking for the following skills and experience;

  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline
  • Thorough understanding of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)
  • Ability to read and use engineering drawings
  • Strong diagnostic skills
  • Knowledge of AC/DC drives and their associated motors or pumps, including inverters
  • Experience of fault finding and use of programmable logic controls (PLC’s) such as; Siemens, Omron, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi.
  • Experience of working within a heavy industrial/automated environment such as; FMCG, Manufacturing, Logistics, Airport or Theme Park


​‘What’s in it for me?’ I hear you ask!

  • Alongside a competitive salary…
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • FREE tickets to our Merlin attractions worldwide
  • 40% discount on LEGO online
  • Training & Development opportunities within Thorpe Park and Merlin Entertainments globally
  • …and much more!

This is a full-time, permanent role, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays as required.  To apply for this exciting opportunity of Electrical Engineer and look after our Rides maintenance, please use the apply now function!

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At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!

Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.


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