£28k + overtime + van + generous expenses + benefits
Location: Mid Wales base - UK wide coverage
Description: Mechanical field service engineer / mobile mechanical fitter required to undertake installation and repair activities on a range of materials handling equipment UK wide.
Our client has been established for almost half a century and specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of a range of bespoke and modular automation and materials handling solutions for supply to food, pharmaceutical, distribution, recycling and baggage handling customers across the globe. As a result of continued success and an ongoing planned program of strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Field Mechanical Fitter / Engineer to learn all aspects of the build and service of a range of MHE and complement their established and professional team.
After an initial comprehensive training programme based in Brecon S. Wales, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing service support across the whole of the UK (with the majority of work being carried out between the Midlands and North of England). Based initially in the workshop environment, you will assist in project build and test activities before progressing into a more field based role, so in order to be considered you will essentially hold a full clean UK driving licence and demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to work including weekends, occasional Night shifts and a lot of overnight stays, you must be prepared and happy to be away from home on a regular basis – with a company van being available for use in the role although NOT for personal use (and therefore avoiding company car taxation).
Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be keen to learn about working within the materials handling systems assembly, installation, commissioning, servicing, repairs and breakdown response sector and will possess a progressive and positive work ethic along with excellent communication skills that will develop strong customer relationships. Once trained, you will be required to successfully carry out work with no supervision alone working from time to time, with the ability to assess the job requirement using your own skills and initiative and will undertake a range of mechanically biased engineering duties including conducting planned, preventative and reactive site visits to maintain client specific equipment, whilst demonstrating basic electrical skills and the ability to work safely at all times.
You will excel in meticulously documenting and capturing machine/site information and completing in depth associated written reports from every site visit, feeding back into the business in order to ensure that further opportunities are secured with clients, and you will assist in new project installation and commissioning at sites throughout the UK as required.
To be considered for this varied, challenging and genuinely exciting opportunity, it is desirable that you will have attained a relevant mechanical engineering qualification or have successfully completed a recognised apprenticeship. With excellent communication (written and verbal skills) and IT Skills at all levels, you will be willing to undertake basic electrical work if required (Training Provided) and comfortable in working both autonomously and as part of a team.
Previous experience of working in a mechanical maintenance or service role will prove distinctly advantageous.