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Date Added: Fri 24/02/2023

Field Service Engineer

Wakefield, WF1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £32000 - £45000/annum £32-£35k plus overtime and vehicle

As a Field Forklift Engineer, you will act as a key member of the team by keeping our client's forklifts in smooth working order. You will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Position Requirements:

* Repair of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic components

* Repairing hydraulic valves and rams

* Repairing final drive and gearbox components

* Repairing engines and components

* Inspecting and providing quotes to customers regarding repairs, in close liaison with the Service Manager

* To identify additional chargeable repairs that can be quoted to the customer.

* Responsible for servicing LPG, diesel and electric powered forklift trucks to a high standard, and with a view to preventative maintenance

* Using a check sheet ensure the equipment is fully functional, and conforms to current legislation

* Changing the oil, filters, etc as necessary.

* To carry out Thorough Examinations pending qualifications

* To identify additional chargeable repairs that can be quoted to the customer

* Responsible for completing a partial or full strip-down of LPG, diesel or electric forklift trucks

* Check voltages and gravities of traction batteries using meters and hydrometers

* Complete a battery survey and report on it as required

* Responsible for time entry, job reporting, parts requests and customer sign off using a tablet

* Liaising with the Service Manager and the Parts Controller as necessary


* City and Guilds or BTEC qualification in a related field of relevance to the Forklift industry, or similar qualification

Skills & Experience:

* Good customer facing skills

* Experience in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering in heavy goods / plant machinery / automotive

* Holds a valid UK driving licence

* If relevant, to hold a valid permit to work in the UK

* Able to work unsupervised as required


Working from home base but attached to a relevant depot.


* £34,000-£36,000

* 5% contributory pension

* 23 Days Holiday rising to 24 days in year 2 and 25 days in year 3.

* Overtime - Time and a Half Monday-Saturday - Double Time for Sundays and Bank Holidays.

* Paid door to door to include all travel to and from client sites

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30- 40 hours per week
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