Access & Plant Engineer

Smiths Hire are the Northwest’s Largest Independent Equipment Hire Company with 17 Hire It Centres across the Region. In a period of expansion, we now have a fantastic opportunity for an Access & Plant Engineer at our Manchester Trafford Park depot.

As a business, we supply all types of customers and organisations with a range of specialist equipment. From plant machinery for large construction and industrial contracts, to domestic power tools for that DIY home improvement project.

Ideally we seek candidates with the ability and a working knowledge of both Plant and Access Equipment. Experience in any of the following will be a huge benefit to the role:

  • Knowledge with hydraulic systems, electric motors, diesel engines, crane, plant, and fork lifts etc.
  • The ability to fault find on a variety of equipment (electrical and/or mechanical diagnostics).
  • Ability to maintain and service a range of machinery.
  • Able to conduct pre-delivery inspections as required.
  • Keep accurate records of work carried out.
  • Carry out major and minor repairs and refurbishments.
  • Be able to estimate any damage/repair costs.
  • Maintain Health and Safety to Company Standards.
  • Take pride in work to ensure the machines are kept in a pristine state.
  • Willingness to grow and develop with the business.

This is a hands-on role, in a busy team focused environment, where working swiftly and efficiently to set timelines is essential. In addition to adhering to H & S regulations, you will be willing to take on additional training where required to ensure you are equipped to carry out the required functions of the position.

It will be beneficial if you possess a CAP certification, for candidates who are seeking to gain more experience as an Access Engineer.

Other key competencies consist of:

  • Competent IT skills, complimented by clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, whilst being a good team player.
  • Have a full clean UK driving licence due to attending breakdowns.

Working hours for this position cover: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm with Saturday mornings 8am to 12noon, on a rotational basis.

Company: Benefits:

  • Salary: Highly Competitive Salary.
  • Saturday hours paid at time and a half.
  • 25 Days plus statutory holidays (33 days in total).
  • An extra 2 days holiday after 5 year’s service.
  • Weekly pay.
  • FREE tool hire for all employees – Excluding consumables and delivery.
  • Group Life Cover is provided at three times your annual salary.
  • My Wellbeing Services.
  • Employee Referral Scheme.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Full uniform provided.
  • Discounted personal legal services.

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