Service Engineer

Job Title: Service Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West London
Salary: £22000 - £25000/annum
Start Date: 2017-10-09
Contact Name: Stephen Holmes
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 12, 2017 08:54

Job Description


My West London based client is currently looking for an experienced Field Service Engineer to join them on a permanent basis.

Role Description: 

  • The role of a Mechanical field service engineer will take you from performing detailed site surveys for equipment upgrades and servicing to the manual tools and fixture work of stripping and repairing blowers and vacuum pumps.
  • This varied job will mean spending some time on the benches, maintaining the company's blower hire fleet and service stock. Additionally, it will involve working on location along with other engineers supporting our large client base for service and general maintenance. Your role entails being responsible for the identification and rectification of mechanical and basic electrical faults on blower, vacuum plant and conveying equipment.
  • The servicing work will include oil changes, belt checks, greasing bearings, changing seals and flange gaskets and pipe work connections as required on a planned service.
  • There will also be a requirement to rectify damage discovered on an unplanned or emergency basis.
  • Acting as a company representative when talking with site engineers and managers discussing faults and completing company/client documents.
  • Once cleared to work by our quality team, you will be expected to become part of the Emergency breakdown response team to cover any part of the country when required.
  • To facilitate this, you will be provided with a company vehicle for installations and removal of heavy blower and vacuum plant whilst attending customer sites.

Required Experience:

  • Successful candidates will have several years of engineering experience; you should be qualified to a recognised engineering standard along with basic electrical knowledge. This should include experience in the installation, inspection, maintenance and commissioning of mechanical equipment
  • You will have experience as a service engineer maintaining heavy machinery and be willing to work long hours when demand requires and demonstrate appropriate customer engagement skills.
  • A Safety Passport in Food or Quarry would be an advantage but training will be provided to the selected candidate.

Skills Required:

  • Fully competent in all machine shop processes
  • Vertical borer experience would be preferred
  • Experience on breakdowns, maintenance and commissioning activities
  • Able to read Mechanical and hydraulic drawings
  • Fault finding skills using both logic and creative/innovative approaches
  • Computer literate with the ability to maintain correct documentation attached to the role
  • Complete Maintenance Records and Reports accurately and on time.
  • Experience of the fitting, aligning, strip down and repair of industrial equipment.
  • Test equipment to make sure it is in working order.
  • Dis-assembly and re-assembly expertise
  • Confined space, Isolation, Fire, Asbestos COSHH, and COMAH awareness
  • CNC experience would be an advantage
  • Conduct repairs and service to plant and equipment as required in an efficient manner in accordance with Company Policy and Procedures.

Personal Qualities:

  • Diligent and reliable
  • The ability to work actively on your own and also play a key role in a team
  • Able to plan and prioritise, work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Cost/value-conscious and aware of the necessary social, cultural, environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Capable of careful attention to detail, exercising good judgement and accepting responsibility
  • Ability to engage with customers and represent the company
  • Self-motivated, conscientious and pro-active with an excellent attendance record
  • Must hold a Full EU driving license with no more than 6 points is a minimum requirement, no exceptions.