Control Panel Electrician

Derby / Nationwide
£40,000 - £50,000
40 – 50 hours per week, Monday - Friday

About Star M&E Solutions

Part of Star Refrigeration Group which is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design to commissioning and maintenance, supported by a nationwide branch structure. The company is comprised of six business units and currently has around 400 employees throughout the group.  We are an Investors in People Platinum accredited employer and recognise 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 development opportunities to ensure they have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The Role

We are looking for an intuitive and experienced Control Panel Wirer, with an advanced working knowledge of motor controls, power circuits and control circuits.
The successful applicant will be able to undertake modifications & electrical commissioning to existing and newly installed control panels and electrical control systems on our customers’ sites.
The role will be mixed between our workshop as part of the panel build team, but will mainly focus on short term site works modifying control panels, fault finding, and carry out minor electrical installations.
Our principal work environment is on industrial installations of large refrigeration systems.
The role will also involve – from time to time – fitting down and wiring of various types of control panels within our workshop facility, to provided wiring schematics, testing of manufactured Control Panels.


The Candidate

  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Self-motivated and with good time-management skills
  • Able to work effectively under time constraints
  • Advanced experience in installation & wiring of motor control gear
  • Able to read and understand Control Panel Schematic Drawings
  • Able to read and understand Electrical Control Specification documents
  • Controls experience
  • Ability to electrically test the panels, power, & controls on completion
  • Industrial experience
  • Good communicator (written and verbal)
  • Experience of working on VSDs and PLC hardware

Key skills and experience:

  • JIB Card
  • Minimum 2 years ‘Out of Time’ experience
  • Valid CSCS or similar
  • Full UK driving licence
  • IPAF
  • Testing procedures
  • 18th Edition Qualified
  • IT Skills

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • Annual leave: 33 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions with company top up based on the level of AVC’s
  • Private Medical BUPA insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent Health Insurance: generous long term illness cover equal to 50% of salary with continuation of company pension contributions
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phone line offering practical support and access to counsellors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme

Application process

  • Respond to this advert with a current CV and cover letter.
  • A selection of candidates will be shortlisted for interview where a suitable time and date will be organised.
  • We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application.
  • First stage interviews may be carried out remotely, via video call prior to a face to face interview.
  • The successful candidate will be notified and a start date agreed.

Contact email

Closing date

31st July 2024