Field Service Engineer

Proactive Recruitment
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Field Service Engineer

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 plus benefits

Location: Midlands based, covering UK

Commutable from: Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa, Birmingham, Solihull, Banbury, Coventry, Redditch

Our client are a leading provider of warehouse and logistics automation systems. Due to continued expansion they are now recruiting a Field Service Engineer.

Expertise in automation is essential. You will ideally be based somewhere between Midlands to Oxfordshire covering the whole of the UK.

Overview of the Role:

This is a great opportunity for a Field Service Engineer to join one of the market leaders in their field. The role will be covering the whole of the UK, working on warehouse and logistics automation systems.

It is expected that the successful candidate will possess proven experience of dealing with electro-mechanical / PLC / Hardware faults and preventative maintenance operations as part of a home-based support infrastructure. Reporting to the Service Operations Manager, the team of Support Engineers will be eager though safety conscious, with a track record of owning problems and taking them through to successful completion. Every team member will be required to respond out of hours in an emergency situation. This emergency cover will be scheduled within the team and is not a permanent requirement. Weekend working is a requirement and will be structured to provide forward planning. This is a UK based role though international travel is envisaged especially throughout the training period.

Technical Requirements:

City & Guilds level 3 or NVQ level 3.

The position requires a wide range of skills including but not limited to the following,

Electrical strip-down/re-assembly, field wiring, machine calibration and system testing.Working against a timeframe to complete reactive repairs.Interact with on-site management keeping them informed of repair and maintenance progression and addressing their concerns in a professional manner.Show hands on ownership of issues to achieve a quick time resolution.Ability to interpret and redesign electrical circuit diagramsAppreciate Health & Safety considerations with regard to given tasks and be able to carry out risk assessmentsMechanical aptitude including the ability to read assembly drawingsWorking knowledge of S7 and S5 Siemens PLCWorking knowledge of soft-start and variable speed invertorsWorking knowledge of pneumatic circuits and componentsWorking knowledge of distributed I/O systems and processesOperate hand tools and be able to assemble parts onto equipmentAbility to follow set up instructions, assembly drawings and check listsAttention to detail and exceptional follow-up skillsExcellent customer service skills for both internal and external customersSuperior communication skillsComputer literate with basic Microsoft Office skills.Willing to learn and adapt to changing role requirementsAppreciation of Cultural DiversityCandidate profile:

Reliable and self-motivatedAbility to ‘Think on their feet’Flexible in hours workedAble to take ownership of situationsTeam player and a Quick/Keen learnerGood interpersonal and communication skillsGood Organisational SkillsPhysically fit and able to work at heightOur client is a growing global operating business and this role offers the potential to grow within their business.


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1998 – 2018 Celebrating 20years experience in Technical Recruitment including founding and heading up Proactive Recruitment Solutions since 2003.

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