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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.

Lift Operations Manager – Based from Central Regional Office (Leeds)
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Due to continued growth and success of our Maintenance Division, we are now recruiting for Lift Operations Manager, Tingley, Wakefield, WF3 1LE

The Operations Manager will predominantly manage, organise and oversee day to day running of the 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 Sub-contractors
  • 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

 

Person Specification:

  • Execute efficiently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management at all levels of the organisation both internally & externally
  • Good motivational skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Awareness of external customer needs
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Would be an advantage qualified / time served Lift Engineer
  • Good all-round understanding of Microsoft Office applications
  • Full driving licence
  • Ability to think analytically

 

We are a company with a big commitment to the continuing development of everyone who works for us, strongly supporting career progression and facilitating a culture which encourages innovative ideas and appreciate that our talent is the key to our success.

Lift Service Call-Out Engineer – Based from the North West Regional Office (Manchester)
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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.

Main duties:

  • Service and minor repairs to lifts
  • Route will be Warrington and surrounding area
  • Night call-out 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 or cover when required
  • 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
  • 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 call-out duties as part of the call-out rota
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills

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.

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

Lift Technical Support Engineer – Based from the Scotland Regional Office
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This vacancy represents an ideal opportunity to join a winning and commercially focussed team. The successful applicant will cover Scotland.

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.

Main Duties:

  • The role will include trouble shooting on problematic lifts and completing technical repairs as well as the routine call outs and lift maintenance
  • With the ability to liaise with managers, engineers and customers on a day- to- day basis, giving support with technical queries as required
  • Report to the Management Team at the Scotland Regional Office and will work throughout the Scottish region
  • A full driving licence is essential

Skills & Experience:

  • Time served NVQ Level 4 or equivalent, we would consider NVQ Level 3 qualified Engineer who is ‘technically’ strong
  • Qualified Tester OR willing to train
  • Ideally possess a relevant engineering and/or Electrical/Mechanical qualification.
  • Must have lift engineering experience
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-motivated

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.

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

Lift Repair/Call Out Engineer – Based from London North Regional Office (Romford)
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Main Duties:

Undertake maintenance and repair duties

  • To carry out the maintenance and repair of all types of goods, passenger and service lifts
  • To report service / repair requirements / defects to encourage improvements in lift equipment and safety
  • To complete maintenance schedules in accordance with agreed Service Contracts
  • To actively participate in an on-call rota within the defined geographical area
  • Conform to and utilise best practice within Health and Safety at all times
  • To work with various Engineers and Trainee Engineers as and when directed
  • To liaise with customers as and when required

Person specification:

  • To follow company instruction and directions to ensure safe working practice
  • To be customer focused with the ability to maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • To communicate using company) systems and devices (tablet and phone
  • To provide good organisational skills and to prioritise required tasks
  • To self-motivate and attend company training as available
  • Hold a full clean driving licence and be willing to travel

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Qualified to or above NVQ3 (or equivalent) in a lift engineering discipline
  • To provide the company copies of any previous lift related qualifications certificates and/or any mechanical/electrical experience and/or a relevant engineering or electrical qualifications

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.

 

Repairs Manager – Lift Maintenance and Repair – Based from our London South Regional Office
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Main Duties:

  • Raising quotations after call-outs, services and repairs, amongst others
  • Open jobs on our in-house system, including identifying and ordering parts
  • Scheduling of all repairs from minor to major works creating and sending CPP or RAMS as
    necessary whilst maintaining effective communication with the customer
  • The ability to manage engineers on a day-to-day basis giving support with technical queries as
    required
  • Carry out site survey and audits if required
  • Carry out Toolbox Talks if required
  • Attend site / client meetings if required

Person Specification:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • A relevant Engineering and/or Electrical/ Mechanical qualification as well as EOR202
  • Ability to prioritise and plan workload
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly in a fast moving B2B and consumer market
  • Full valid UK driving licence
  • Ideal candidates will be self-motivated and have the ability to show a high standard of workmanship
    whilst working under minimum supervision.

Ideal candidates will be self-motivated and have the ability to show a high standard of workmanship
whilst working under minimum supervision.

Central Customer Operations Administrator – Based at Head Office, Stockton-on-Tees
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Pickerings Lifts is one the UK’s leading and largest independent lift companies, providing maintenance, modernisation and new products for Lifts, Escalators, Loading Systems and Mobility business streams. We require a Central Customer Operations Administrator.

Main duties:

  • To work as part of a busy and committed team
  • Provide an excellent customer service to external clients via telephone
  • Effective administration processing
  • Accurately maintain the in house service management system and external customer service management systems
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills and be able to work in a fast moving environment
  • Professional and confident telephone manner
  • Good IT skills and excellent communication skills are essential as well as a proactive and responsible approach

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

Loading Systems / Lifts Product Sales Executive (South)
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We require a Product Sales Executive to cover the south of the UK from Leicester downover. The role can based out of any one of our southern based UK offices.

You should have experience in some (or all) of the following:

  • Loading Systems (dock levellers, industrial doors and associated equipment)
  • Scissor lifts
  • Completing detailed site surveys
  • Compiling quotes
  • Following-up and closing sales
  • Building leads and developing customer relations
  • Working as a key part of a team

Excellent communication both verbally and written is a must. A full driving licence is essential and company car will be provided.

The role covers a large area of the UK and hence travel and occasional overnight stays will be required, along with occasional visits to our European Suppliers.

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

Operations Manager – North West Region (Manchester)
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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
  • Lift Engineer IT skills (Microsoft)
  • Full driving licence

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

Loading Systems Projects/Installation Engineer – Southern based
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Due to continued success our Loading Systems division is increasing and this vacancy represents an ideal opportunity to join a winning and commercially focussed team. The successful applicant will primarily cover the South of the UK and can be based from one of our Southern based UK offices.

This role will be covering the South, Leicester, Midlands, Ipswich, South East and South West. This role requires a lot of travelling.

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.

Main duties

  • Installation and removals of Loading Systems Products including (but not limited to) Sectional Doors, Roller Shutters, High Speed Doors, Dock Levellers, Loading Houses, Scissor Lifts, Wheel Restraints, Control Panels, Dock Seals / Shelters, Traffic Lights, Wheel Guides, Buffers and ancillary equipment;
  • Hydraulic, electrical installation and fabrication works;
  • Working on own and also part of a two or three man team;
  • Occasional requirements to work with the Service division on planned Repairs and / or attend breakdowns or servicing;
  • Occasional site surveys for pricing and specification prior to order;
  • Occasionally office work as and when required to support project jobs.

Skills and experience

  • Self-motivated and have the ability to show a high standard of workmanship whilst working under minimum supervision;
  • Valid driving licence is required in this role / company van will be provided.

Salary dependent on experience (plus overtime/bonus) including Company Pension, Staff Benefits plus funded training and career growth opportunities.

This job entails a lot of working away. The area coverage is quite substantial (Leicester and above in the north, and below Leicester in the south, along with covering both areas when needed).

On average an engineer could be away 3 weeks out of 4 but of course this changes depending where the work is.

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

Loading Systems Projects/Installation Engineers – Northern based
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Due to continued success our Loading Systems division is growing and we require two Loading Systems Projects/Installation Engineers. The successful applicant/s will primarily cover the North of the UK and can be based at any one of our Northern based UK offices in Manchester, Hull, Wakefield or Stockton–on–Tees.

Reporting into the Head of Loading Systems, the role will involve the following:

  • Installation and removals of:- Sectional doors, roller shutters, high speed doors, dock levellers, scissor lifts, wheel restraints and ancillary equipment;
  • Working on your own and also part of a two or three man team;
  • Occasional requirements to work with the service division on planned repairs and/or attend breakdowns or servicing.
  • Self-motivated and have the ability to show a high standard of workmanship whilst working under minimum supervision.

This role is ideally suited to a candidate in the M62 corridor, however also requires support of works anywhere in the UK where required, hence frequent travelling and overnight stays are part of the role for jobs which are not local. There would also be the potential to travel to our European suppliers for relevant training.

The candidate/s should ideally also have experience of:

  • Installation / maintenance and repairs of all types of loading bay equipment;
  • Handheld device knowledge – you will be required to use customer log on systems and company tablets;
  • Working independently and as part of a team;
  • The ability to weld and fabrication experience would also be beneficial.

A valid driving licence is required in this role, a company van will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and progressive organisation heavily investing in staff training and development. Salary dependent on experience (plus overtime/bonus) including company pension, staff benefits plus funded training and career growth opportunities.

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

Loading Systems Maintenance Engineer Apprentice – Based from the Central Regional Office (Leeds)
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Pickerings Lifts is excited to be recruiting for a Loading Systems Maintenance Engineer Apprentice.

Duties to include:

  • To become proficient in the maintenance including the servicing, inspection and adjustment of all types of Loading Systems products including: dock levellers, dock seals & shelters, loading bay accessories, scissor lifts, vehicle restraint systems, industrial doors & high speed doors in a variety of environments
  • To assist with completing maintenance schedules as directed by the Repairs Manager under the supervision of a Lead engineer
  • To undertake minor mechanical and electrical repair duties, this could include welding, supervised by a Lead Engineer/ Technician
  • To actively participate in an on-call rota within the Region once trained and the Customer Support Manager deems it appropriate
  • To conform to and utilise best practice within Health & Safety at all times
  • Attend chosen college to study, apply themselves as required to complete the Technical Certificate

Find out more about our Engineering Apprenticeships here

You can discuss apprenticeships with our HR team by calling 0800 085 3211 or by emailing jobs@pickeringslifts.co.uk

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We have such dedicated, helpful and skilled staff it is a pleasure to meet them through various company employee engagement and training initiatives.

Rachel Swales
HEAD OFFICE:

Pickerings Europe Ltd
Globe Elevator Works
P.O. Box 19
Stockton on Tees
Cleveland
TS20 2AD

T:+44 (0) 1642 607161
F:+44 (0) 1642 677638
E:contact@pickeringslifts.co.uk

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