Field Service Engineer

FoodEng Recruitment
Greater Manchester
OTE £54-£60k pa
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Field Service Engineer – Greater Manchester / Cheshire / Merseyside
Base Salary: £38,000 pa - £39,000 pa. On target earnings: £54,000 pa - £60,000 pa
Extensive/Guaranteed Overtime Available at £30 an Hour

Rare opportunity for an Electrically-biased Field Service Engineer to join a genuine leader in its field. This business has an outstanding reputation for providing the Food Manufacturing sector with high quality Capital Equipment and Machinery, backed up a best-in-class After Sales service.

This role offers a diverse set of responsibilities including:

  • Routine service visits, planned preventative maintenance, and breakdown resolutions at a wide array of Food production sites;
  • Installation and Commissioning of Machinery on customer sites;
  • Problem Solving, Fault Finding and Machine Modifications to Food Production equipment at customer sites;
  • Build rapport with customers and see commercial opportunities that can be passed onto the Sales Manager or After Sales Manager;
  • Opportunities to attend training courses in: Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Germany;
  • Work closely and cohesively with existing Field Service Engineers and the After Sales team;
  • Equally at home serving the needs of both Major Multi-Site Food Manufacturers and small artisan Food producers; 
  • Train staff at customer sites, demonstrate how equipment should be operated in accordance with manufacturers standard operating procedures;
  • Work with customers advising them how to use the Machinery effectively, increasing Yield and Throughput;
  • Understand food technology and how the inappropriate use of ingredients can lead to breakdowns and errors with equipment. 

We are seeking an experienced Field Service Engineer with a sold Electrical and Mechanical skillset and 17th/18th Edition. Knowledge of PLC’s (Siemens, Omron, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley) would benefit an application. Engineers applying for this role may be established Field Service Engineers or perhaps Maintenance Engineers seeking a new challenge ‘on the road’ where they will be meeting different people everyday. 

The customer base will be situated in the Greater Manchester / Cheshire / Merseyside / Staffordshire / Derbyshire area. However, the Field Service Engineer may be asked to visit customers further afield, so a willingness to travel and have an occasional overnight hotel stay is required.

Salary Package and Requirements:

  • £38,000 - £39,000 pa base Salary - Pay review after 6 months
  • Expected Annual Earnings £54,000-£60,000 pa
  • Guaranteed Overtime to guarantee a certain level of earnings
  • Overtime at £30 an hour
  • Paid Door-to-Door
  • Home-based
  • Company Vehicle
  • 6% Company Pension Contribution
  • Private Healthcare
  • Willing to stay away for 1 or 2 nights per month 

If you are currently earning a higher basic Salary than this role offers, the Company can Guarantee you Overtime at £30 an hour, to ensure your earnings do not drop. Field Service Engineers working for this Company earn an additional £16,000-£20,000 in Overtime per year. As Engineers are paid door-to-door much of the Overtime is earned whilst driving. 

In terms of where you live in relation to the customers you are visiting, you should live around the Greater Manchester / Cheshire / Merseyside area, with good access to the Motorway network. Ref: 3392A


FoodEng Recruitment specialises in the appointment of Engineering Personnel across the Food & Drink Industry. Our consultants are highly motivated to source engineering staff that will add value to companies operating within this fast-paced industry, whilst delivering a level of service that will consistently exceed expectations of clients and candidates.

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0161 669 5830
FoodEng Recruitment
M41 0TZ

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