Field Service Engineer

Location : Chelmsford, Essex, England
Job Ref : JB32
Consultant : James Bird
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £15.50 - 15.50 per hour


JB32: Field Service Engineer

Location: Chelmsford

Salary: £15.50 + overtime (Dependent on Experience)


First Military Recruitment is looking for a Field Service Engineer in the Chelmsford area. As a field service engineer, you will visit a variety of customer sites throughout the area to carry out maintenance, repairs, and services on the customers machines to a high standard.

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise and develop your engineering skills in a varied and exciting role.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Repairing and maintaining machines on customer’s sites as required to ensure conformance with manufacturer’s specification
  • Accurately completing all relevant paperwork daily on a laptop computer.
  • Accurately ordering of your parts and working closely with the parts department.
  • Working closely with the service supervisor.
  • Carrying out inspections and repairs of machines at the depot as required – in conformance with manufacturer’s specification and any regulations affecting their use.
  • Ensuring that there is no deficiency or defect likely to affect the safe working of a machine – and notifying appropriate manager of any defective or unsafe equipment.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience and qualifications. (City and Guild, NVQ or SVQ qualifications in Construction Plant Maintenance).
  • Experience in Construction plant, diesel engines, electrics, hydraulics, transmissions, and fault finding using electronic diagnostic equipment.
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • A good understanding of the importance of excellent customer service.
  • Good computer skills however training will be provided.
  • Relevant experience and qualifications within the industry.


  • 39-hour basic working week and competitive overtime rates:
  • Monday to Friday – time and a half for the first four hours after completing a normal working day, and thereafter double time until the completion of continuous working
  • Saturday – time and a half for the first four hours or until 12.00 noon, whichever occurs first, and thereafter double time
  • The opportunity to earn £1 more p/hour through our grading program
  • Average holiday pay to reflect overtime worked
  • Company van which can be used for private use in line with HMRC guidance
  • Laptop, phone, uniform and overalls
  • Healthcare Cash Plan (company paid – value of £1000)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (access to 6 free counselling sessions)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – three times salary
  • 30 days annual leave, increasing by 1 day for every 2 years’ service up to a total of 35 days
  • Option to buy/sell up to 5 days annual leave per year
  • Training

Location: Chelmsford

Salary: £15.50 + overtime (Dependent on Experience)

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