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Field Service Engineer (Overseas Travel)

Region:
South East
Sector:
Engineering Jobs
Contract Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted:
21-Dec-18
Start Date:
ASAP
Job Ref:
J3691

Our client is a leading manufacturer based in Basildon, Essex. They are now recruiting for a Field Service Engineer to join their existing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the service, repair and maintenance of agricultural / construction plant equipment across Africa & the Middle East.

SALARY OTE £35,000 - £40,000, 25 DAYS HOLIDAY PLUS 8 BANK HOLIDAYS, COMPANY PENSION SCHEME PLUS OTHER BENEFITS TO BE DISCUSSED AT INTERVIEW STAGE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ROLE INVOLVES OVERSEAS TRAVEL TO AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST THEREFORE YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO BE AWAY FROM HOME 1-2 WEEKS AT A TIME AND ALSO NOTE THAT THE TRAVELLING IS AROUND 40% OF THE TIME.

Field Service Engineer Responsibilities:
- The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support on the agricultural and construction plant equipment that the company manufacture.
- Provide on-site technical support to importers on agricultural equipment.
- Coach Importers/Dealers with repair techniques and technical knowledge.
- Perform in depth investigation into technical issues in the field (as directed by the product specialists) and document symptoms / actions / findings for escalation to central product support specialists.
- Support the importer in specific PDI and customer training activities.

Field Service Engineer Applicant Requirements:
- The successful candidate must have a strong mechanical engineering background and be qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering / Automotive or related discipline.
- Strong and consistent problem solving approach.
- Practical and operational knowledge of agricultural / construction machinery with a strong focus on IT / electronics.
- Proven hands-on practical skills with ability to work confidently in a field environment.
- Good technical aptitude with willingness to take a hands on technical approach.
- Flexible with regards to travel and working overseas, you will need to be prepared to be away up to 1-2 weeks per month.

Field Service Engineer Benefits:
- OTE £35,000 - £40,000 
- 25 days holiday plus 8 stats.
- Company pension plus other benefits to be discussed at interview stage.
- Opportunity to travel overseas.

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