Control panel engineer / Electrician

About work

Job title: Control panel engineer/electrician

Location: Derby

Salary: £32,000 – £35,000

Type of employment: Full time

About Star M&E Solutions

Part of the Star Refrigeration Group, which is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design through to commissioning and maintenance, backed by a structure branches nationwide. The company is made up of six business units and currently has approximately 400 employees across the group. We are a Investors in people Platinum Accredited Employer and recognize the important role our employees play in our success, which is why they are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and provide them with development opportunities to ensure rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Control Panel Engineer/Electrician to join their qualified team. The function revolves around the core business of Industrial Refrigeration, on projects of varying size.

The successful candidate will work alongside our experienced team – The role includes both a workshop environment and site work throughout the UK, carrying out the manufacture of the control panel from layout to final testing, the role will also require site installation work, commissioning, and modifications to various locations on site


  • Engineering and wiring of various types of control panels within our workshop, to wiring diagrams provided
  • Be able to electrically test power and panel controls upon completion
  • Travel to sites to perform minor electrical installations, panel modifications and troubleshooting

Personal Specification:

  • Industrial electrical and mechanical background
  • Manufacture of control panels
  • Training in electrical maintenance would be beneficial
  • Experience in controls, VSDs and motors
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to read and understand control panel schematics
  • Be adaptable to the workplace on a fairly regular basis
  • Minimum 2 years of past time experience
  • Full UK driving licence.

An excellent compensation package is available including:

  • Annual leave: 33 days including public holidays
  • JIB rates
  • Pension: 4% non-contributory pension with the possibility of paying additional voluntary contributions
  • BUPA private medical insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent health insurance: generous long-term health cover equal to 50% of salary with maintenance of company pension contributions
  • Life insurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Program: 24/7 phone line offering hands-on support and access to counselors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: possibility of becoming a shareholder of the company through a pre-tax savings plan

If you would like the opportunity to join and grow within a growing team, please send your CV and cover letter, we would love to hear from you.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of each application.

Please click on the TO APPLY button to send your resume and cover letter for this role.

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