CAREERS
Careers in motion

At Pickerings Lifts, we are proud to have people who we believe to be the best at what they do in our industry. If you have the talent and enthusiasm to join us, we would love to hear from you.

Why work at Pickerings Lifts? The company benefits we offer…

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Reimbursement towards sight tests
  • Online company discount benefit site, including high street shopping, gyms and leisure
  • Employee assistance programme, offering health and well-being support
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Company contribution towards staff festive events
  • Quarterly staff awards
  • A dedicated training and development programme as well as opportunities to gain qualifications
  • Recruitment bonus
  • An opportunity to work with a hard-working, highly-skilled and dedicated team of people across the country

Find out more about our apprenticeships.

2x Repair Engineers (or 1x Repair Engineer and 1x Engineer’s Mate) – Based from the North West (Warrington) Regional Office
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We require two experienced Repair Engineers (or one Repair Engineer and one Engineer’s Mate) to join our new North West (Warrington) regional office.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for; undertaking minor, major and proactive repairs to lift equipment and carry out servicing and call-outs, when required to do so by Line Manager, in order to efficiently maintain and repair lifts within a defined geographical area.

  • Working in and around the region, the successful applicants will be responsible for:
  • Electrical and mechanical repair and maintenance of lifts
  • Working in accordance with Pickerings Lifts Health & Safety policies
  • Working at heights and confined spaces
  • To be proficient in the repair and maintenance of types of goods, passenger and service lifts
  • Installation of new controllers, door operators and hydraulic equipment

Completing small lift refurbishment type projects to a high standard Ideal candidates will be self-motivated and have the ability to show a high standard of work whilst working under minimum supervision.

Ideally you will have previous experience in:

  • Qualified to or above NVQ Level 3
  • All aspects of repairs within the lift industry is essential
  • Ability to work as a team and on your own
  • Reading of electrical drawings
  • Valid driving licence – as company vehicle is provided for the role
  • Handheld device knowledge as you will be required to use customer log on systems and company tablets – training will be provided

If you feel that you have the necessary skills to apply for this role, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Regional Service Sales Manager – Covering the South of England
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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business and would suit a Sales Professional who has ideally worked in the lift industry selling maintenance contracts. However, consideration will be given to candidates with experience of allied industries.

You will be responsible for the development and growth of regional service contract sales across the South of England.

Main Duties

  • Reviewing tender opportunities and preparing bids
  • Achieving sales targets of 400 units under maintenance per annum
  • Business development
  • Building on existing and new relationships with customers
  • Presentations for customer meetings
  • General administration and updating sales database
  • Attending meetings to promote Pickerings Lifts
  • Helping customers with contractual requirements
  • Building relationships with Pickerings Lifts regional offices in the South of England

Education

  • A level or degree educated

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sales and commercial acumen
  • Time management and extensive travel within the region
  • Consultative sales approach
  • A target-focused individual, able to meet deadlines and sales targets
  • Update CRM packages and good record keeping
  • Proactive business development skills and able to undertake cold calls and deal with incoming or existing leads
  • Must have experience of handling tenders and managing the bid response
  • Willing to travel and must hold a full driving licence

In addition to the above, the post-holder will also be required to undertake additional duties as appropriate to the nature and level of the role.

Apprentice Lift Engineer – Based from the North West (Warrington) Regional Office
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Overall function

To learn the trade of a Lift Maintenance Engineer by efficiently assisting and following direction from a Lead Maintenance Engineer / Technician; undertaking duties as requested by the Lead Engineer, studying a technical certificate through college attendance and completing vocational training in order to become competent at the effective management of a lift maintenance route within 10 mile radius of Warrington, WA3 6BT area.

Main duties

  • To become proficient in the maintenance of all types of goods, passenger and service lifts including: Traction, Hydraulic, MRL’s and Platform Lifts in a variety of different environments
  • To assist with completing maintenance schedules as directed by the Lead Engineer / Technician
  • To undertake minor repair duties, as directed by Lead Engineer / Technician
  • To actively participate in an on-call rota within the region once trained and the Operations Manager deems it appropriate
  • To conform to and utilise best practice within Health & Safety at all times
  • Attend chosen college to study and apply themselves as required to complete the technical certificate
  • Completion of NVQ Level 3 in Lift Maintenance

Person specification

  • Customer focused with the ability to convey a professional attitude at all times
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and listening skills
  • Positive and flexible attitude to work
  • Good organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Methodical approach
  • Self-motivated to study NVQ Level 3 and other industry specific qualifications including technical certificate Interest in electrics and mechanics
  • Previous mechanical / electrical experience and or qualification desirable
  • Minimum GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English
  • Hold a full driving licence desirable

In addition to the above, the post-holder will also be required to undertake additional duties as appropriate to the nature and level of the role.

Apprentice Lift Engineer – Based from the South Coast (Burgess Hill) Regional Office
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Overall function

To learn the trade of a Lift Maintenance Engineer by efficiently assisting and following direction from a Lead Maintenance Engineer / Technician; undertaking duties as requested by the Lead Engineer, studying a technical certificate through college attendance and completing vocational training in order to become competent at the effective management of a lift maintenance route within 10 mile radius of Burgess Hill, RH15 area.

Main duties

  • To become proficient in the maintenance of all types of goods, passenger and service lifts including: Traction, Hydraulic, MRL’s and Platform Lifts in a variety of different environments
  • To assist with completing maintenance schedules as directed by the Lead Engineer / Technician
  • To undertake minor repair duties, as directed by Lead Engineer / Technician
  • To actively participate in an on-call rota within the region once trained and the Operations Manager deems it appropriate
  • To conform to and utilise best practice within Health & Safety at all times
  • Attend chosen college to study and apply themselves as required to complete the technical certificate
  • Completion of NVQ Level 3 in Lift Maintenance

Person specification

  • Customer focused with the ability to convey a professional attitude at all times
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and listening skills
  • Positive and flexible attitude to work
  • Good organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Methodical approach
  • Self-motivated to study NVQ Level 3 and other industry specific qualifications including technical certificate
  • Interest in electrics and mechanics
  • Previous mechanical / electrical experience and or qualification desirable
  • Minimum GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English
  • Hold a full driving licence desirable

In addition to the above, the post-holder will also be required to undertake additional duties as appropriate to the nature and level of the role.

Lift Service / Call-out Engineer – Route Hounslow, Ealing, Acton and Hammersmith area
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Main duties:

  • Service, call-outs and minor repairs to lifts
  • Route will be in around the Hounslow, Ealing, Acton and Hammersmith area
  • Nightcall as per rota requirements

Person specification:

  • Qualified to or above NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in a lift engineering discipline
  • Provide support for other engineers working in the surrounding areas for London South
  • Be self-motivated, have great customer service skills and have the ability to show a high standard of workmanship whilst working under minimum supervision
  • Must hold a valid driving licence
  • DBS Checks will be carried out due to the nature of some of our sites
  • Some computer knowledge – as you will be required to use customer log on systems and company tablets
  • To provide lift services and call-outs as required in addition to some minor repairs
  • To carry out call-out duties as part of the nightcall rota team
  • Be able to work as a team
  • Good communication skills are required

In addition to the above the post-holder will be required to undertake additional duties as appropriate to the nature and level of the role.

Operations Manager – Based from the North West (Manchester) Regional Office
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This vacancy represents an ideal opportunity to join a winning and commercially focussed team. If you are seeking an exciting opportunity with a business that believes in developing all its employees, offering real career progression, then this is the company and role for you.

Overall function:

Oversee day to day running of repair team in order to deliver an efficient and effective lift repair service to clients.

Main duties:

  • Process orders, including control of stage payments
  • Carry out site inspections including scope of work, details of specifications, identification of parts required and programming of all works
  • Order parts to budget and ensure delivery to timescale Maintain stock control
  • Liaise with customers to ensure client satisfaction and manage customer expectations
  • Supervise a team of engineers, labourers and subcontractors
  • Motivate team to meet regional targets
  • Monitor workload ensuring completion of jobs to timescale
  • Process timesheets
  • Record and report on job closures and costings
  • Report on monthly completion figures
  • Generate client quotations
  • Maximise and generate repair sales

Personal specification:

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Qualified / time served