See world class manufacturing up close

At Toyota, quality is everything. From world-class production systems to finished cars, everything has to be just right. But no matter how good our technology, it's the passion of our people that takes us towards perfection.

As a Maintenance Team Member, you will maintain the plant's machinery and equipment, while improving processes to minimise disruption to the line. Working right at the heart of our operation, you'ill be a valued member of our dedicated maintenance team with the opportunity to develop and broaden your skills in this most demanding and fast-moving, world class automotive environments. Above all, you'll be someone who gets a buzz out of making things better and the commitment to learn and deliver consistently. In return, you can look forward to a work environment that's built on teamwork and an excellent package of benefits.

To apply you will need to have the flexibility to work shifts, have completed a craft/technician apprenticeship and qualified to a minimum Level 3 NVQ. You will also be skilled in PLC programming, pneumatics or electrical systems.

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Salary and Benefits

Your Development at Toyota Manufacturing UK

A basic competitive salary is offered for Maintenance Team Members. A Shift premium of 24% is payable based on a 3 shift pattern. Following two years' of satisfactory performance, you will also receive an additional 2% increase plus the annual increase for that year. Your contribution will be recognised by an excellent package of benefits.

  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days paid annual holiday
  • Bank holidays
  • Relocation assistance
  • Free workwear
  • Subsidised restaurants
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Attractive car schemes
  • Company sickness benefit
  • Workplace nursery

Development

We place a strong emphasis on teamwork at Toyota Manufacturing UK and while this underpins the success of our manufacturing activities, your individual contribution will be just as important. With this in mind, we'll ensure you receive training and ongoing support towards your development throughout your time with us.

During your first three months, we'll assess your skills in each of the following:

  • Electrical systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Fluid power systems
  • Toyota maintenance systems

You're not expected to be skilled in all of these areas and there may be some in which you have no knowledge, however the aim is to assist in tailoring a training programme for you. The training will be on the job training, which will be supported by some off the job training which will take place at our on-site technical training centre.

Our aim is for all of our maintenance team members to be multi-skilled - that's why our training is designed to enhance your existing skills, as well as build new skills. It will be a steep learning curve and your first 3 years will be spent gaining a great deal of new skills and knowledge.

Throughout your career with us, we will continue to support your development, which may even see you specialise in a piece of machinery or equipment to deepen your knowledge further.
In return for our investment, we ask that you'll be highly committed and motivated in order to put what you've learned into practice.

Promotion Opportunities

As your skills, knowledge and experience grow, you could be recognised within your occupational class by rank promotion opportunities. If you are promoted, then naturally a higher level of contribution is expected with each promotion.

At Toyota Manufacturing UK we have a flat organisation structure. Promotion is based on the availablitity of a suitable vacancy. Candidates must display consistently high performance over a number of years. Members who are considered as suitable to promote to a team leader position will be required to complete an intensive development programme which will develop their skills and allow evaluation of their suitability for the position.

Toyota Manufacturing UK operates a 39-hour working week. In maintenance, the majority of our shops work a 3-shift pattern: a week of days, a week of afternoons, followed by a week of nights. Start and finish times vary slightly in each shop but are roughly as follows:
Days: 0600 - 1418
Afternoons: 1200 - 2018
Nights: 2000 - 0418
At Deeside we operate a 24/7 pattern where a shift begins at 06:00hrs and finishes at 18:00hrs

Lunch breaks are 30 minutes.

There will be a requirement for overtime. Typically maintenance members may be required to work one or two weekends each month. During the week, there will also be a requirement to stay at the end of shift to support any daily production or maintenance issues.

Yes, we provide an opportunity to visit a couple of the maintenance areas when you attend the assessment centre. You will visit the shops and be introduced to the section manager/group leader who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Our maintenance teams support the production lines in several ‘shops’, from: Press, Weld, Paint, Assembly, Plastics and Facilities. If you are successful in the recruitment process, you will be placed appropriately into a position based on the recommendation of your interviewers. This recommendation will take into account your past experience, as well as information gained during the selection process, so we can make the best use of your skills.

Transfers happen occasionally where there is a business need. The equipment in each shop can be very different and it can take many years for our maintenance Members to build thorough knowledge of that specific equipment. Normally, once you are placed into an area this tends to be where your skills and knowledge will be developed further.

Please see the organisation structure.
Team members report to a team leader who normally has responsibility for 5 team members. The team leader reports to a group leader who normally has responsibility for around 10 team members and 2 team leaders. Group leaders report to a section manager who has responsibility for all the maintenance members in the shop.

Predominantly, maintenance members are placed on shifts, though you may be on days initially for a number of weeks in order to conduct some training prior to being placed into your work group.

There are sometimes opportunities for maintenance members to work in projects for a period of time, which can be on day shift. This is where members may use their skills and experience to work on new models/projects which may be introduced in the future.

Opportunities occasionally arise for team members to obtain training in Japan but this is usually for team leaders and above.

Most of our vacancies are unlikely to attract a work permit. Applications from candidates who require a permit to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable applicants.

Unfortunately not, we do ask that you make an application on-line. However, if you are experiencing any problems with applying on-line, please e-mail recruitment@toyotauk.com with your query. This e-mail address is monitored regularly.

To register your details and create your CV should take approximately 1 hour.

Once you submit your online application, you will not be able to edit or revise your application. You will only be able to update your account information (e-mail, name, telephone no. etc) by returning to the website and logging in.

After submitting your online application, you will hear back from us to confirm receipt of your application within 2 working days. If you are successful at this stage, you will subsequently be invited to the first stage of the recruitment process, which will be a test session held at either our Burnaston or Deeside facility.

For the initial test session the dress code is casual. You will be seated for most of the time, so you need to wear something in which you are comfortable. The second stage, which is the assessment centre, will involve two production simulation exercises, which are physical, so again casual dress is required. Jeans, t-shirt, and trainers are acceptable. For the final interview, formal dress is required, as you will be interviewed by a maintenance section manager and an HR professional. Should you be required to conduct a medical, appropriate dress should be worn eg: T-shirt, trainers, track suit bottoms for example.

There is a small relocation package available dependent upon certain criteria. Please ask for more details if interested.

Yes. The probationary period would be the first 3 months with Toyota Manufacturing UK. You will be regularly reviewed during this time.

Yes. There will be two plant shutdowns each year (one in the summer and the other at Christmas) and you will be required to take holiday at these times.

Your salary is paid directly into your bank account, by credit transfer. It is paid on the last working day of each month. Any overtime is paid one month in arrears.

Yes, all maintenance team members are provided with a locker.

Yes, Toyota Manufacturing UK will provide all the PPE that you require in order to be able to carry out your job safely.

Unfortunately, our site at Burnaston is not served by public transport, so members are responsible for making their own arrangements to get to and from work.
Our Deeside plant that is served by a shuttle bus. More information can be obtained during the recruitment process.