Vacancy: Electrical Engineering Technician (Marine Power and Control Systems)

We are looking for a fully qualified Electrical Engineer to join Wightlink Engineering Team.

  • Work across all Wightlink ships and ports

  • Starting salary of £42,000, raising to £45,000 after successful probation period

Key elements of the role are:

  • Fault finding on Marine Power, Switchgear, code interpretation on Controls/PLC systems, AC & DC systems up to and including 600V for marine propulsion
  • Assisting with general electrical maintenance on ships, working on a range of electrical machinery and equipment
  • Act as subject matter expert and provide electrical engineering assistance, advice and guidance to ships’ engineers
  • Planned and corrective maintenance afloat as well as supervising contractors
  • Work ashore in close support of the company Shore Electrical Engineering Technician as required and be a Master Technician to an apprentice

More information


  • Marine Electrical qualifications (NVQ LEVEL 3, HNC or equivalent)
  • 2391 Inspecting and testing
  • Full current driving licence
  • IPAF

Job Role

  • Ability to operate plant and equipment, diagnose and remedy electrical faults, and install new external electrical work to specification
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings in CAD and have experience of keeping ships electrical line drawings and documentation up to date
  • Ideally experience in using asset management systems such as Maximo
  • Have previous experience working within the marine industry
  • Has the ability to work on all manner of controls issue with OEM technicians
  • A knowledge of health and safety issues specific to electrical works and able to complete risk assessments
  • Able to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Able to work at heights and in confined spaces
  • Self-motivated and able to work using own initiative taking jobs through to completion including the administration associated with progressing and closing out tasks
  • You will be required sometimes at short notice to work late to remedy emergent defects
  • Work with ships ETO on electrical issues they require support with
  • Visit all ships on all routes to complete repairs and maintenance tasks as required
  • Willing to work flexible hours (including PH and W/E), overtime and to participate in standby/call-out rota
  • Attendance at refits for maintenance, defect rectification and electrical contractor supervision.

How to apply

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send a letter and current CV to [email protected] detailing your qualifications, skills and experience. Please include all your contact details, including your address, landline and mobile telephone numbers.

Why work for Wightlink

  • Competitive salary.

  • Concessionary travel, food and drink discounts and free parking.

  • Partner benefits, including retail, transport and restaurant discounts.

  • Seafarers: work at sea but still go home at night.

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