Site Technician - Lifting Equipment - Newcastle

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£33K+OT+Package - FM/Maintenance
Ref: 336 Date Posted: Tuesday 09 Apr 2019
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Working for a reputable UK engineering company that is recognised as a leader in the lifting business! They are ambitious, growing and are a great employer for a strong solutions sales representative with technical / engineering background who may be looking for a unique challenge.

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The Service Technician Lifting Equipment job which is a site based job and exciting opportunity for a Service Technician to join the team in Gateshead on a full time, permanent basis to be based at a major Customer Site in Gateshead. Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. You will sit within the business area of maintenance service which offers service solutions and maintenance for all crane brands, for port equipment and machine tools. We are looking for experienced electrical engineers to join the existing team, who are involved in the repair, maintenance and service of our customers’ lifting equipment, service inspection contracts, refurbishment and modernisation projects, installation, testing and certification of overhead cranes and hoists.More specifically:

  • Preventative maintenance and repairs on electric overhead travelling cranes.
  • Trouble- shooting equipment malfunctions.
  • Consulting with customers on repair and safety related issues.
  • Generating sales leads during service call.
  • Completing appropriate documentation.

Working Pattern:

  • Week 1 - 2 nights (9pm – 6.30am) Saturday 7am-4.30pm & Sunday 7am – 4.30pm
  • Week 2 – 2 nights (9pm – 6.30am) Saturday 7am-4.30pm & Sunday 7am – 4.30pm
  • Week 3 – 2 nights (9pm – 6.30am) Saturday 7am-4.30pm & Sunday 7am – 4.30pm
  • Week 4 – 4 nights (9pm – 6.30am) No weekend

You will have

What we are looking for in you:

  • You must be apprentice-trained or equivalent and fully conversant with electrical engineering disciplines.
  • Engineering experience: Electrical: 415v ac 3 phase motor contactor control circuits both squirrel cage and wound rotor.
  • A good understanding of 110/48 volt relay and contactor circuits.  Some frequency speed control device experience.  
  • Mechanical: Medium to large drive couplings, brakes and reduction gearboxes.
  • Knowledge of the above tasks and the associated risks when working at height.
  • Experience with overhead cranes and hoists is preferred,  full product training will be given.
  • Good grasp of the English language (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills as there is extensive customer contact
  • Proven commitment to safety
  • You must be physically fit and able to work at heights
  • Willingness to work extra hours
  • Hold a current driving licence

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A competitive salary, ~£33K+OT + Package

A Company van with satellite navigation, corporate clothing, laptop and mobile telephone are provided. An attractive remuneration/benefits package is offered to the Service Engineer including an attractive base salary (dependent upon skills and experience), you are paid from the moment you leave your home in the morning, regular paid overtime after the basic 39 hours, there is ample opportunity for overtime, contributory pension, sales bonus scheme, life assurance scheme, specialized training on high-quality products, provision of all equipment and PPE along with excellent company working practices and industry leading training programme.

You can apply

By pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), by sending CV in confidence to , or if you prefer feel free to give me a call at 01275 331307.