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Field Service Engineer

RSD Recruitment
Purfleet, UK
Closing date
27 Nov 2020

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We are currently recruiting for a Field Service Engineer

Location: Purfleet, Essex

Salary: Dependent on experience

Job Type: Permanent - 40 hrs per week - Mon/Fri

Working with the Service Manager and liaising with the Service Controllers to service and repair forklift trucks at customers sites.

Position Requirements:

Skills & Experience:

• Good customer facing skills.
• Experience in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering in heavy goods / plant machinery / automotive.
• Holds a valid UK driving licence.
• Hold a valid permit to work in the UK.
• Able to work unsupervised as required.
• Numerate
• Literate
• Computer literate


• City and Guilds or BTEC qualification in a related field of relevance to the Forklift industry, or similar qualification.
• Thorough Examination Qualifications.

Position Description:

Onsite Customer Forklift Truck Repairs
• 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.

Onsite Customer Forklift Truck Servicing
• 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.
• To carry out Thorough Examinations pending qualifications.
• To identify additional chargeable repairs that can be quoted to the customer.

Onsite Customer Overhaul of Forklift Trucks
• Responsible for completing a partial or full strip-down of LPG, diesel or electric forklift trucks.

Onsite Customer Battery Maintenance
• Check voltages and gravities of traction batteries using meters and hydrometers.
• Complete a battery survey and report on it as required.

Engineer Administration
• 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.
• Any other reasonable duties related to this role.

If this role sounds like the one for you please apply now!

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