Maintenance Electrician

Req ID:  220325

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

A Maintenance Electrician vacancy now exists within the Building/Workshop department based in Tranent. This is a permanent full-time role. This role is to carry out Electrical Maintenance, repairs and installation under the direction and supervision of the Electrical Supervisor or Senior Engineer.

Applicants Must Have:

  • Qualified Electrician which must include 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • You must have a full, clean drivers licence and your own transport
  • Previous experience working as a Maintenance Electrician
  • To be able to participate in overtime as is reasonably required to ensure the smooth running of the department.
  • To be available on a rota basis for emergency callouts out of hours
  • Ability to interact with peers effectively
  • Ability to adopt a methodical approach to work
  • Able to interact and communicate professionally with internal and external clients
  • Able to deal with people at all levels
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Great customer care skills
  • Ability to work to tight timescales
  • Adopt a can-do attitude

Key Responsibilities:

  • To carry out an electrical repair and maintenance service to Charles River Laboratories sites.
  • To carry out installation of electrical and computer wiring and systems to IEE regulations.
  • To carry out portable appliance testing and maintenance of records.
  • To maintain electrical equipment.
  • To advise scientific staff on use of electrical apparatus and systems.
  • To monitor room temperatures and conditions, calibration of temperature and humidity sensors/equipment.
  • To alter room controls.
  • To participate in Generator Testing and restart equipment.
  • To liaise and make themselves familiar with Plant Engineer duties.
  • To liaise with service engineers.
  • To maintain any necessary legible record of work carried out.
  • Fault finding and diagnostic testing.
  • Work on high voltage equipment (if qualified).

You will work 36.25 hours per week, 5 days in 7, including weekends. These days/hours will be agreed in advance with your manager.

Please ensure that if you are successful for this position, you are fully able to make your own travel arrangements to and from work during normal working hours and for overtime hours at the weekend, evenings and early mornings (if applicable to your role).

Salary for this role £40,000 per anum. You will also be expected to participate in the on-call rota. You will receive an on-call allowance, and the details of this will be provided to you, once you commence in post. In the event that the call-out arrangement or your participation therein ceases for any reason, then the payment will be discontinued. The payment will not be included in your salary for pension purposes.


Due to high volume of applications we are receiving if you have not heard anything from Charles River Laboratories Edinburgh regarding the next steps of our recruitment process within 3 weeks of the closing date then please conclude you have been unsuccessful.  

Profile and Requirements

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


At Charles River Laboratories, we recognize and recruit all talent. We are a company committed to the principle of diversity and inclusion and work daily in this direction.