A globally respected specialist, Lightfoot Defence delivers design, manufacture, installation, repair and servicing of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.
An SME with over a century of development in these areas, along with a future-ready culture, certified quality management system and environmental agency approval, Lightfoot Defence is a stand-alone choice, trusted by militaries and highly respected commercial partners across the globe to deliver the highest quality, advanced and bespoke refrigeration solutions.


The ECE is responsible for the electrical assembly, installation, testing, and fault finding associated with all company projects and domestic facilities. It requires the post holder to co-ordinate resources and liaise with internal and external key contacts to ensure work is delivered on time and to a quality standard.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous
  • Manage the company Pat Testing System and Log
  • Responsible for overseeing co-workers on how to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures
  • Assist with the design of control circuits for existing and new build machinery including wiring to the PLC as well as creating panel layouts
  • Assist the Production Manager with the compilation of Build Of Material’s and other technical project documentation
  • Prepare drawings or follow Engineering drawings to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment
  • Maintain records and files, preparing electrical reports and test certificates, liaise with the procurement team when ordering supplies and equipment
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools
  • Ensure that all activities relating to electrical building maintenance are carried out and managed accordingly in line with current IEC Regulations
  • Provide preliminary drawings and cost estimates for materials and services
  • Assist the Procurement Team by testing and preparing Electrical and Mechanical spares for customers
  • The post holder might occasionally be asked to work overtime or out of hours in order to ensure project deadlines are met
  • The post holder might occasionally be asked to travel within and outside of the UK in support of company projects




    • 18th Edition BS7671 IET Wiring Regs

    • Specialized knowledge

      • The minimum requirement for the post of ECE would be a 3-year indentured engineering apprenticeship in electrical/control engineering.  Experience in a civil/marine/aerospace engineering capacity is a necessity


  • An understanding of the requirements of assembly, test, fault finding and rectification of complex electromechanical components and machines. A good understanding and experience of using test equipment
  • Proven track record of the ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines
  • Good interpersonal communication and organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a team
  • Intermediate ICT skills (MS Office, Emails etc)
  • Be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal format
Other Conditions
Equal opportunities, Fire, Health & Safety and COSHH awareness training
First Aid Training
Full Clean Driving Licence
ACRO Clear

Salary: competitive
37.5 hours per week
Site based role with the requirement to occasionally travel for work
Company Pension Scheme
Ride To Work Scheme
Free Parking

How To Apply
Candidates who wish to apply for this position must forward a handwritten cover letter stating their current salary with their CV direct to support@lightfootdefence.com.

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