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M&E Technician

Circa £28,860 (including allowances)
Scottish Canals

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We are looking for an experienced Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technician to join our team in Grangemouth. The role is offered on a permanent basis, working Monday " Friday

Scottish Canals also offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days rising to 39 after 5 years (inc. public holidays), along with enhanced company sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.

Using technical expertise, you will undertake breakdown response, fault investigation, repair, maintenance and improvement works to a variety of equipment and installations throughout the canal network, including The Falkirk Wheel, Kelpies, Automated Moving Bridges, Hydraulic automated Locks, Marine craft repairs and facilities maintenance.

The preferred candidate should have relevant experience of electrical installations, industrial automation and control systems. As well as having knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic engineered systems.

Day to day tasks:

  • Working within your skill set, experience, knowledge, training and ability you will be expected contribute towards delivering the agreed M&E planned preventative maintenance programme, new installations, planned inspections, effective fault diagnosis and repair.
  • Under supervision, produce recommendations to minor problems, undertaking project design and leadership where appropriate.
  • Providing inspection, monitoring and reporting on the condition of M&E assets.
  • Safely and efficiently support the delivery of improvements to the inland waterways network.
  • Provide business administration support to ensure accurate documentation and recording of all maintenance activities and duties using asset management software.
  • Contribute to resource planning to assist prioritising available resource.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, to ensure technical, health, safety and environmental performance is met.

Flexibility and initiative are key as responding to emergency breakdowns is part of the role. The post requires frequent outdoor work, in all weather conditions, working both as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as without immediate supervision.


  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Recognised Apprenticeship (or similar level) in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • HNC (or similar level) in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related discipline would be desirable.
  • Authorised Person in two of the following areas: Mechanical, Instrumentation & Control, and Hydraulic.
  • Experience working with Rotating machinery, PLC control systems, valves, Electro Hydraulic systems, Various Instrumentation, , Fluid Pumps and Industrial Electrical Installations.
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Strong Health & Safety Awareness
  • Computer literate with experience of using MS Office Packages

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