UK Specialist Technician

Date: 21-May-2023

Location: West Bromwich, GB

Company: Konecranes

Country: United Kingdom (GB) 
Location: West Bromwich,  
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. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


The growing Waste to Energy (WtE) market is one of our key industries for future company growth. To support this planned growth, we are looking to recruit a Specialist Service Technician in WtE / Smarton UK Team. This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work on the most technical products we have in our portfolio, so having previous experience of maintaining and servicing our cranes is a “must-have” requirement.


This role can be based anywhere in the UK.


You'll report to the Operations Manager.


The Role: 


As a Specialist Service Technician, you'll support the installation and commissioning to handover of WtE /SMARTON /Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes, training and technical support of local branch technicians and updating of WtE PLC/ Automation and inverter technology with Finland/East Kilbride WtE design team.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • National support to Industrial Crane Service in the set up and commissioning of new waste to energy cranes/Smart cranes. Compilation and verification of final test and commissioning supporting data
  • Monitoring following handover to support customer operations
  • Technical support for the local branch Service Technicians
  • Training and competence review of the local branch Service Technicians
  • Liaise with the WtE customers and other National WtE Specialists
  • Liaise with WTE Service Manager regarding the WTE customers nationwide
  • Keeping up to date with any key WtE PLC/automation and inverter product changes and Global Tech Support 
  • Lead Technician on any major modification/ modernisation the WtE cranes nationwide
  • Absence cover for the other National WtE Specialists


What we require of you: 


  • Electrically qualified (HNC Electrical preferable)
  • Good working knowledge of Konecranes overhead cranes
  • Good mechanical understanding / Fabrication skills
  • Good understanding of process inverters and Siemens Simatic Manager
  • Prepared to undertake training in UK/Finland.
  • Willingness to regularly travel throughout the UK
  • Spend considerable time away from home
  • Work additional overtime hours when necessary
  • Willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Safety conscious
  • Good customer care skills

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 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. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.