Mechanical Technician

The Northern Lighthouse Board

Salary£31,249 - £34,381 + allowance
Closing DateFriday, 9 October 2020



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The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man, established by statute to provide, maintain and inspect marine aids to navigation throughout its waters.

Travelling to any of the lighthouses within the NLB estate, you will work as part of a team carrying out maintenance, repair and installation work on aids to navigation and associated equipment. This will involve working on a wide range of mechanical plant and equipment including installing mechanical and control equipment to ensure equipment functions reliably and to specification. You will configure, commission, fault-find, calibrate and test installations to ensure that the equipment functions reliably and to specification.

You will have relevant mechanical qualifications and experience and be able to demonstrate that you can work successfully as part of a team. There is a frequent requirement to travel to and stay at remote locations (for up to 12 days at a time).  An On-Call Rota is in operation and you will be required to participate in this rota system one weekend every six weeks.

The salary range for this role is from £31,249 per year rising to £34,381 after the first year in post. An annual consolidated overtime allowance of £5,469 in your first year rising to £6,017 in your second year is paid in recognition of additional hours worked outwith contractual hours. The NLB will provide you with a wide range of training to enable you to carry out your role effectively including professional development opportunities.


The NLB offer a career average occupational pension scheme and generous leave arrangements.

You will ideally be based in Shetland or Orkney but all applications submitted regardless of your current location will be considered.


For further details and an application form please e-mail or download an application from our website.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 9th October 2020


The NLB is an Equal Opportunities employer