Trainee Field Engineer

Derby 26K - 28K Extensive Training Opportunities, Holiday, Pension Permanent

Job Reference: 50791551

Trainee Field Engineer
Testing Street Lighting Columns
UK-Wide Field-based role involving weekly overnight stays
Monday-Friday Shifts
Derby DE24 8EB
Starting salary up to £28,000 per annum
Extensive Training Opportunities, Holiday, Pension

Precision is proud to be working with a market leader in the structural testing field, as they continue to grow their centralised team in Derby. The business is set for continued success and growth, with a full order book, making this a great opportunity for the right individuals. This role will include weekly overnight stays UK-wide.
Workshop commutable from Derby, Nottingham, Castle Donington and surrounding areas.

The Role - Trainee Field Engineer
  • To carry out Structural Testing and Analysis of Lighting Columns throughout the UK. 
  • This work is carried out for local councils, highways and the rail network.
  • Undertaking the testing of lampposts using machinery and test equipment (training will be provided)
  • Expensed overnight stays (Monday to Thursday) with return Friday on a weekly basis.
  • Working in small teams (typically 2)
  • Cleaning, checking and loading test equipment and vehicles
  • Early starts and driving to the test location on a Monday morning
  • Setting up and liaising with contractors and clients on-site
  • Working in a safe manner based on the location (H&S training will be provided)  
  • Operating machinery (Digger/cherry picker type arms)
  • Reporting and record keeping (Training will be provided)
  • Ensuring the security of machinery, vehicles and test equipment
  • Occasional nights/weekend work is required.

Key Requirements: Trainee Field Engineer
  • MUST hold a full, clean UK driving licence (class B E desirable but not essential)
  • Has previous experience of operating machinery such as a cherry picker, digger, JCB, scissor lift or forklift
  • Basic hands-on experience of mechanical repairs such as vehicle mechanics or machine maintenance 
  • MUST be happy to stay away from home Monday-Thursday night on a weekly basis
  • Be good at planning, reliable & well-organised
  • Happy to be working in all weather conditions
  • Live within 40 minutes of the Derby area
  • Be PC literate – able to use a computer to create simple reports
  • Be willing to start early when the role requires
  • Have a strong work ethic and commitment

The Package/Benefits:
  • Starting salary £26,000-£28,000 per annum
  • Daily expenses are provided along with hotels for overnight stays
  • £50 bonus per night shift
  • Internal bonus progression within the first year
  • Company pension scheme
  • 23 days holidays bank holidays
  • Various internal courses including PTS and HERS

Interested? To apply for this Trainee Field Engineer position, here are your two options: 
  1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let’s talk through your experience. Ask for Emma Gilmore on 0116 2545411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm.
  2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know -
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