Plant Maintenance Technician - Perth

Scottish Woodlands Utilities Division is looking to recruit a Plant Maintenance Technician, based out of our Perth Depot. You will be responsible for all maintenance and repair of all plant and equipment owned by Scottish Woodlands for use within the forestry, rail and utilities sectors. Applicants with previous rail plant or forestry plant experience would be ideally suited for this role.

Job Specification

  • Organise and control workshop operations
  • Maintenance and repair of company plant, machinery and tools
  • Carry out yard and store stock checks, maintain company asset management system
  • Establish maintenance regime and record keeping, to include development of improved facilities, including shot-blasting, spray painting etc
  • After training, to inspect and maintain rail plant
  • Flexible approach to working hours/ role will involve nightshift

Experience and Qualifications

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have previous experience in a similar role working in the utility/ forestry or rail sector. Experience working with excavators or heavy plant machinery is preferred but not essential and a minimum SVQ level 3 in a plant maintenance discipline or similar is desirable.  You will be self-motivated, with excellent organisational and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to carry out maintenance unaided on large plant. You should demonstrate a willingness to undertake further industry-specific training to meet the needs of the business.  As a large part of our role involves forestry/rail operations out with normal working hours, driving to remote locations, it is essential that you hold a Full Drivers Licence.

Due to the nature of this job you will be expected to attend regular medical examinations, including drug and alcohol screening.


If you consider yourself to be a self-motivator with exceptional attention to detail, decisive and have the drive to grow within your role then we want to hear from you!

Benefits Package

In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent personal and career development opportunities and will be part of a highly professional and motivated team. For more information on working with Scottish Woodlands or for details of information gathered during our recruitment process, please see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the careers section of our Webpage

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