Senior Engineer

AFI Group
Bishop's Stortford, UK
10 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Engineer - Bishop Stortford
Salary £negotiable (DOE) + overtime + access to a company van + benefits

Do you want to work for a fast-paced growing National company, with excellent career stability and progression prospects; where hard work is well rewarded? Then a job within Rapid Platforms is for you.

Rapid Platforms are currently recruiting for a Senior Engineer to work out of the Bishop Stortford Depot, there will be some mobile work involved, so flexibility is required.

You will be responsible for the smooth running of servicing together with maintaining our expanding hire rental fleet. This challenging position requires someone with the ability to manage people, work to targets, manage a workshop and work closely with our busy hire office.

In brief the position involves:

  • Carrying out pre-delivery inspections (PDIs), services, LOLER inspections, repairs, manufacturer updates and maintaining the corporate image of our fleet of rental machines
  • Attending breakdowns on customer sites
  • Accurately complete all necessary recording of checks using a company issued PDA, following company procedure at all times
  • Communicate effectively with the engineering team and hire office to make sure that the depot maintains maximum machine availability

The ideal candidate:
  • You will ideally hold a CAP (Competent Assessed Person) licence for inspecting powered access equipment.
  • You must hold an engineering qualification - minimum NVQ level 2 or equivalent
  • You should have a sound mechanical knowledge in a heavy plant LOLER background, i.e. powered access or forklifts
  • Be competent in electro/hydraulic systems
  • You will be experienced in fault finding / diagnostics
  • You will be working closely with customers and colleagues, so you must be able to communicate professionally
  • You must be able to prioritise tasks in an ever changing demanding hire environment
  • Motivate your team by leading from the front

AFI Group is a leading provider of access solutions, from the hire and purchase of access equipment, to accredited training and service / maintenance of machines. With a current network of 21 hire locations across the UK and over 5,000 machines, AFI has a strong emphasis on Health and Safety and is proud to hold various accreditations (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO18001, 5* Achilles BuildingConfidence, Gold RoSPA award - to name a few).

We offer an excellent benefits package:
  • 23 days holidays per year rising to 25, plus statutory holidays
  • Inclusion in a monthly profit share scheme
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Death-in-Service benefit of 2 x salary
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • AFI Rewards
In addition we have invested in an excellent induction programme, and staff training (we currently hold a Gold Investors in People award).

Please note that we operate a 2 stage interview process and online testing to screen candidates.

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