Agricultural Service engineer

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Reading
Salary
with OTE of up to GBP40k
Posted
10 Jun 2019
Closes
08 Jul 2019
Sectors
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Olivers are a long-standing family business with a heritage in farm machinery going back nearly 200 years. We were the first independent CLAAS dealer in 1947 and the business has gone from strength to strength with the last 3 years seeing significant growth with an expanded sales territory and 3 additional depots at Reading, Winchester and Petworth.
We are looking to recruit a Service Engineer to join our Oliver Agriculture Ltd team at Reading. If you have previous experience in this field ideally in the agricultural, commercial vehicle or construction industry and can work on your own initiative and as part of a team we would like to hear from you.
Reporting directly to the Service manager key Responsibilities include:
* Service and maintain machinery from our range of franchises to the manufacturers specifications and to ensure machine reliability and safety
* Have a keen eye for detail, reporting machine defects and upselling the services provided by the company wherever possible
* Successfully diagnose and rectify electrical, hydraulic, powertrain and various other faults prior to initiating and completing a repair
* Operate diagnostic software via a laptop computer when required (training will be given)
* Complete a detailed report of work completed along with supporting photographs and documenting of all worked times
* Any other duties as deemed necessary to fulfil the role.
Service Engineer Requirements:
* Experience - knowledge and experience of a variety of machinery ideally in the agricultural, commercial vehicle or construction industry.
* Ideally have a relevant qualification within the field of Land Based Engineering
* Ability to interact with customers and develop/build a relationship that ultimately delivers a positively satisfying experience
* Communication - Ability to deliver appropriate communication both internally and externally to allow planning and continued work to be effectively completed
* Time Management - Ability to set timescales to own tasks to enable completion of duties and to ensure all tasks are carried out within a timely manner whilst not compromising safety
* Present a professional image at all times
* Must carry a full driving licence as well as have the ability to operate machinery on site for testing purposes.
Benefits
* Salary - GBP20k - GBP27k based on experience with OTE of up to GBP40k
* Holiday entitlement - 20 days per year plus 8 bank holidays (rises to 23 days after 2 years' service)
* Pension - 3% employee contribution and 7% employer contribution
* Life Assurance including dependent's pension
* Ongoing training as required
Hours
* Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8am - 3.30pm with ?? hour lunch break (basic 39 hour working week)
* Overtime available (Mon - Sat time and a half, Sunday - double time, bank holiday Monday - double time & day in lieu)
* You will be required to do some weekend working especially during our peak harvest season

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