Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
Field Service Engineer 
Job Category :
Posted :
4/24/2019 9:00:01 AM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Surrey, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£35k - 40k per year 
Security :
Description :

Job Title: Service Engineer

Salary: £35,000-£40,000

Location: Surrey

Job type: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: HQ5593

A UK leader in the provision of security barriers and fences, gates, bollards, traffic blockers and turnstiles need a Service Engineer due to the expansion of their business. As Service Engineer you will service, repair and install a range of high quality security systems, primarily at sites in London and the South. If you have hydraulics or electro-mechanical experience then this could be a great opportunity to join a successful business who offer training in skills such as gate safety to help you to develop your skills.

Applications from ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Install, service, maintain and repair security barriers, gates, bollards blockers and turnstiles 
  • Identify and rectify faults on equipment including, wiring, PCB’s, motors, pumps, valves, hydraulic hoses, chains and belts
  • Install new components to ensure that machinery is working safely and efficiently
  • Advise customers on best possible solutions to ensure that machinery is working safely
  • Provide accurate service documentation for site visits
  • Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with company Health & Safety regulations
  • Maintain an awareness of company Quality Assurance requirements
  • You must be flexible as you will be required to be on call on a rota with the rest of the team

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - essential:

  • Proven fault finding and problem solving skills
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical wiring diagrams
  • Good working knowledge of electro-mechanical engineering systems
  • Hold or working towards a relevant engineering qualification
  • Competent to work on own initiative in potentially pressurised environments
  • Good communication and customer service skills.
  • Flexible approach – willing to be part of an on call rota
  • Full clean driving licence.

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - desirable:

  • 17th/18th Edition
  • City and Guilds or NVQ level relevant qualification
  • CSCS card or equivalent, testing and commissioning qualification
  • DHF Gate Safety accreditation or equivalent
  • Experience working with Hydraulic and electrical equipment, manufacturers such as Heald, Frontier Pitts, Cova, Eagle Automation, APT, BFT, FAAC and other automation equipment.

Person Specification:

You must be hardworking, able to work on own initiative, committed to meeting deadlines and willing to undertake full security clearance. You will be a team player who is willing to be included within a callout rota. You must be comfortable working as part of an operational team that maintains a high standard of customer satisfaction.


  • A competitive salary, depending on your experience 
  • Company Van, fuel card, mobile phone and company uniform
  • 23 Days Holidays rising to 28 days
  • Overtime, call out allowance and daily retainer paid whilst on call
  • Company pension scheme and life assurance.

This job is no longer available for new applications.

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