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Date Added: Fri 26/05/2023

Mobile Service Engineer

Portobello, Gateshead, NE38, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £10.60/hour

Mobile Service Engineer     

Hourly rate £10.60 

Hours 37.5 per week                                    

Based at Washington Service Centre NE38 0AE

Job purpose:

To enable the Company to achieve the agreed contractual standard of service required by completing initial training in the workshop reconditioning wheelchairs to gain essential product knowledge. On completion of initial training this will enable you to work out in the field delivering, collecting, repairing and servicing wheelchairs. The expectation is that once fully trained the majority of jobs will be completed on a first-time fix basis. Initially the workload will consist of manual wheelchairs but as more experience is gained and with further workshop training electric wheelchairs will also be included into your work schedule.

Key responsibilities

Delivering and collecting wheelchairs to and from service user's homes and NHS departments, ensuring at all times that the Company Infection Control Policy is followed.
Servicing and repairing wheelchairs in the field with the aim of achieving a first time fix whenever possible.
Ensure all paperwork relating to each job is read carefully and completed with all the necessary information regarding parts used and action taken written onto the job card to enable the administration team to accurately update the data base.
Ensure any PPE supplied for use in carrying out your duties is used as instructed.
Observe all regulations covering the driving and use of the Company vehicle on the public highway and be aware of employee responsibility under the Health & Safety at Work Act.
Keep the vehicle you use in a tidy state and ensure stocks of all necessary parts are replenished each day.
ensure the vehicle safety check and the van check sheet are done each week
Maintain a professional customer service attitude and always use discretion when dealing with all service users and other agencies, always wear your uniform and identification badge, and ensure the uniform is kept clean and laundered at all times.
Prioritise and organise your workload, referring to Line Manager as and when appropriate
Be responsible for the maintenance and safe keeping of all tools and equipment provided by the Company as outlined in the Company handbook.
Agree to undertake all training offered that is necessary to maintain the skills required for this role.
Skills and qualifications

Full UK driving licence
Successful enhanced CRB check
General workshop knowledge
Basic mechanical knowledge
Basic electrical knowledge including 12v/24v D.C. systems
Able to move and handle loads and equipment safely
Experience of face to face customer contact.
Previous delivery driver experience
An awareness and understanding of people with disabilities
Flexible approach to working conditions and working environment change.
Ability to use own initiative within set boundaries of the role.
Ability to use a mobile phone to relay photographs
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to relay clear instructions to clients.
Physical demands of the job

Moving and handling of equipment and accessories following handling guidelines
Standing at a bench to work
working in confined workspace if the job necessitates (installing/repairing equipment in small areas)
Use of ramps and any other agreed moving equipment.
Most challenging/difficult part of the job

Flexible working/responsive to changing priorities as set by Line Manager or Customer Service team
Committing to being available for short notice overtime necessitated by emergency response requirements
Responsibility of out of hour's duties.
Ross Care is committed to promoting and embedding equality, diversity and inclusiveness and expects that the post holder will actively promote and engage this commitment in all that they do. The post holder should ensure that in all their behaviours, attitudes and working they recognise and take account of the health needs and rights of all sections of the community including ethnicity, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation and religion/belief. The post holder will be expected to engage the service users, other agencies and the public where relevant and adhere to the Company's policies and procedures governing zero tolerance to discrimination, harassment, bullying, stereotyping and prejudicial treatment
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