Electrical Technician
Location: Desford
Salary: Competitive
Expires: 30/06/2022 23:59

We have an extensive network of 18 manufacturing facilities in the UK, employing approximately 1,800 people.

We are a leading manufacturer of a diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products used extensively within the construction sector, with instantly recognisable brands such as Thermalite blocks, London Brick, Ecostock, Cradley, Formpave and Jetfloor, Bison Precast.

Our product range comprises of clay bricks, Thermalite blocks, aggregate blocks, Red Bank chimney, roofing and flue systems, precast concrete and flooring products and Formpave permeable paving.

Forterra represents exactly what we do and have always done. Our purpose is to manufacture products that are the essential to the nation’s construction sector, helping our customers build with ease and confidence. Moreover, we continue to lead our industry in terms of standards and safety.

Work has begun on a £95 million project to transform our Desford plant into Europe’s largest and most efficient brick and the first bricks are expected to roll off the new production line in 2022. The plant will produce 180 million bricks per year, which is enough bricks to build 24,000 average family-sized homes.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team in the position of Electrical Technician at the New Desford site.

The Role

The Successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out daily routine plant inspections, following up on feedback from other inspections, supporting key activities and ensuring subcontractors are deployed effectively and liaising between maintenance and operations to ensure planned works are carried out with minimal risk and impact.

The Candidate

The role holder is expected:

  • to comply with all aspects of the Forterra Compliance Policy
  • to ensure that all the business/operations are performed in accordance with instructions and procedures and in such a way so as to prevent any fraudulent activities taking place
  • to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and to observe the requirements of the Company Safety Policy and other relevant legislation
  • to update all areas of knowledge as required to carry out the job with maximum effectiveness and to attend training/development courses as and when required
  • to comply will all aspects of the HR Policies and Procedures of the Company


The job requires an appropriate engineering qualification to C&G or ONC/HNC/HND/Degree level.


  • Annual Salary Reviews
  • Company Pension
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Holiday
  • Great Working Environment
  • Life Assurance