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Country:  United Kingdom
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Gateshead, NE11 0LQ, GB

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Service Technician - Gateshead

Country: United Kingdom (GB) 
Location: Gateshead, NE11 0LQ,  
Location details: 

 

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.

 

KONECRANES DEMAG UK LTD has an exciting opportunity for a Service Technician to join the team in Gateshead on a full time, permanent basis to be based at one of our Customer Sites.  

 

At Konecranes Demag we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes Demag name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. This is what makes our Company a unique place to work.

 

The business area of maintenance service offers service solutions and maintenance for all crane brands, for port equipment and machine tools. We are the original service provider for both Konecranes and Demag equipment. We are looking for experienced electrical engineers to join our existing field service team, who are involved in the repair, maintenance and service of our customers’ lifting equipment, service inspection contracts, refurbishment and modernisation projects, installation, testing and certification of overhead cranes and hoists.

 

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • You will be responsible for performing preventative maintenance and repairs on electric overhead travelling cranes.
  • Trouble- shooting equipment malfunctions.
  • Consulting with customers on repair and safety related issues.
  • Generating sales leads during service call.
  • Completing appropriate documentation.

 

What we are looking for in you:

  • You must be apprentice-trained or equivalent and fully conversant with electrical engineering disciplines.
  • Engineering experience: Electrical: 415v ac 3 phase motor contactor control circuits both squirrel cage and wound rotor. A good understanding of 110/48 volt relay and contactor circuits.  Some frequency speed control device experience.  Mechanical: Medium to large drive couplings, brakes and reduction gearboxes.
  • Knowledge of the above tasks and the associated risks when working at height.
  • Experience with overhead cranes and hoists is preferred,  full product training will be given.
  • Good grasp of the English language (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills as there is extensive customer contact
  • Proven commitment to safety
  • You must be physically fit and able to work at heights
  • Willingness to work extra hours
  • Hold a current driving licence

 

Working Pattern:

  • Week 1 - 2 nights (9pm – 6.30am) Saturday 7am-4.30pm & Sunday 7am – 4.30pm
  • Week 2 – 2 nights (9pm – 6.30am) Saturday 7am-4.30pm & Sunday 7am – 4.30pm
  • Week 3 – 2 nights (9pm – 6.30am) Saturday 7am-4.30pm & Sunday 7am – 4.30pm
  • Week 4 – 4 nights (9pm – 6.30am) No weekend

 

What we offer:

Konecranes Demag is committed to the personal development of all employees and can proudly confirm that these positions include a host of benefits.   A Company van with satellite navigation, corporate clothing and mobile telephone are provided.  An attractive remuneration/benefits package is offered including a good base salary (dependent upon skills and experience ), contributory pension, sales bonus scheme, life assurance scheme, specialised training on high quality products, provision of all equipment and PPE along with excellent company working practices and industry leading training programme.

 

Applicants must live within the Gatehead area, NE11 0LQ

 

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become a Service Technician then please click ‘Apply’ today!

 

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance.

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