Pump Technician

Proactive Recruitment Solutions Limited
08 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Pump Technician

£30-35,000 DOE + benefits

Chemical Dosing



Our Client is an international manufacturing company that is privately owned, that emanated as a family business over 70 years ago, with wholly owned subsidiaries in UK, Spain and South Africa, combined with a network of international distributors.

The company manufactures a wide range of excellent technologies, for a wide variety of applications, including gas compression technology, and a range of specialist chemical metering pumps associated accessories, and systems.

The wholly owned UK subsidiary, based in Peterborough, is currently a Sales & Marketing organisation for the sera range of chemical dosing pumps & systems, also with a pump repair facility, with a stocked itinerary of spares. A wide field of application in the UK extends to industrial applications such as Food & Beverage, Paper, Power, and other process industries, also the water & wastewater treatment market. A need has been identified to invest in the UK facility to augment the business, primarily an in house technical & workshop facility, but also a dedicated in-house technical person.

Roles & Responsibilities

This will be a multi-faceted technical role, with duties not confined to, but including the following:

  • Supporting the internal sales effort at the office, with technical solutions, including specification of the company’s range of dosing pumps, also the outline design of associated systems.
  • The in-house repair, refurbishment and re-testing of pumps, at the UK facility.
  • Dealing directly with sera’s customers, on a range of technical queries & challenges, including technical advice, troubleshooting, service enquiries etc. This may also entail some dialogue (in English) with our technical experts at the head office/factory in Germany.
  • Visiting sera’s pump installations, for service call repairs, and site investigations.
  • Creation of outline P&ID’s using a drawing tool such as Visio, for pump systems, to support the sales effort.
  • Provide a technical cost estimating capability for pump systems, in support the sales effort.
  • An element of project management, between the client and factory, with respect to live system orders.
  • Front the technical aspect of any new product UK field trials, including site conditions, ensuring a successful trial outcome.

Prerequisite qualities

  • A technical mechanical qualification, with an outline knowledge of electrical engineering.
  • A professional technical mentality, with a “hands-on” capability.
  • Experience in a previous technical service function.
  • A knowledge of pumps & systems, with an affinity for flow & pressure requirements.
  • Be within commutable distance of the Peterborough facility.
  • Motivated, energetic & IT literate.


This will be a staff position. Initially this person will be primarily office based, in a general technical support role. They would have good interpersonal skills with sera’s clients, whether that be over the office telephone, or directly on-site. It is likely that this individual would initially spend a period of time at the factory in Germany, to gain hands on technical experience of pump assembly & repair. A knowledge of typical chemicals, and the subsequent material compatibility is useful, but not essential.


As the UK facility becomes more technically self-sufficient, it is envisaged that this individual could become involved in the following areas: (For which training could be given)

  • Become involved in small lifting operations
  • Welding of plastic pipework, including fusion welding of polypropylene and the solvent welding of PVC pipework & fittings.
  • Sub-assembly & testing of complete dosing pumps at the UK facility.
  • Technical & commercial compilation of orchestrated preventative service contracts.
  • Basic site installation works.
  • As a one off function, this individual may also initially assist in the facilities management, associated with the current requirement to move the business to a new larger premises with a workshop facility, and set up a pump repair and test facility, within the new workshop



Hours are usually 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

A company pool car will be made available for UK site travel from and to the UK office.

A company mobile phone, and a desk/workstation at the UK office.

Necessary tools and protective clothing will be provided.

This role offers the individual to progress within a progressive, forward thinking environment, and would benefit from working within an excellent company ethos

As the UK technical facility is destined to grow, it is envisaged that this individual would assume a senior position within this department, once it grows.

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960298487

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