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.

Loading Systems Projects Engineer – Based in the South
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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, but would preferably be at Redditch.

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 & Experience

  • Loading Systems background with electrical qualifications;
  • Welding qualifications;
  • CSCS / IPAF / PASMA and fork lift truck qualifications;
  • 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.

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 – Based in the South
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We are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-driven, experienced Regional Service Sales Manager with commercial focus and excellent managerial skills.

You will be responsible for:

The development and growth of Regional Service Contract Sales across the South of England.

Education: A level or degree educated

Main duties:

  • Preparing and submitting tenders
  • Achieving sales targets of 400 units per annum
  • Business development
  • Building on existing and new relationships with customers
  • Presentations for customer meetings
  • General admininstration and sales database updating
  • Attending meetings to promote Pickerings Lifts
  • Helping customers with requirements of the contracts
  • Building relationships with area offices in the South of England

Skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, sales and commercial acumen, time management and extensive travel within the region, service sales experience although happy to consider non lift service sales experience
  • 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

Person specification:

  • Dynamic, self-driven, commercially focussed individual with a previous proven sales background with excellent managerial skills;
  • Highly-motivated, with the ability to build relationships and develop business networks for a long-term approach to selling;
  • Willing to travel and must hold a full driving licence.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and progressive organisation heavily investing in staff training and development.

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 – two roles (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.

The candidates must come from a loading systems/door installation background, ideally also with electrical qualifications. CSCS / IPAF / PASMA and fork lift truck qualifications are also advantageous. 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 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.

Credit Controller/Cash Allocator – Based at Head Office, Stockton on Tees
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We are seeking a Credit Controller/Cash Allocator, responsible for all aspects of cash collection and related accounts department duties.

This is a part time role – 22.5 hours per week.

Main duties:

  • All aspects of cash collection including contacting customers by telephone, email and letters in line with agreed process to maximise the collection of outstanding invoices on the ledgers
  • Reconciliation of balances and transactions including all elements of cash allocation
  • Opening new accounts to SAGE system including verification of account names
  • Posting manual invoices and credit notes to SAGE system
  • General housekeeping of the same accounts Issuing of statements, reminders and staged recovery letters to customers
  • Liaising internally and externally to resolve disputed transactions including to solicitor and County Court level
  • Internal communication with operational staff regarding disputed invoices ,changes to customer details, invoicing rates, key account information and area management of accounts
  • Reception cover for break times, lunches , holiday cover and absences General Accounts and Administration assistance during busy periods and for cover

Person specification:

  • Experienced Credit Controller with general accounts understanding
  • Experience of cash allocation in busy environment
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of SAGE preferred and able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work on external customer computer systems
  • Be self-motivated to resolve account queries internally and with customers
  • Excellent organisational and time keeping skills
  • The ability to prioritise workload and take ownership of regular tasks
  • Knowledge of general accounts functions
  • Previous reception and post cover experience
  • Able to work flexibly within a varied and fast moving environment
Lift Service/Call Out Engineer – Based from South West Office
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Main Duties Include:

  • Providing 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
  • Providing support for other engineers or cover as and when required within the South
    West region

Personal Specification:

  • Must 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
  • Qualified to or above NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in a lift engineering discipline
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills

The successful candidate will report to the South West office and cover a designated route over
the Somerset and Bristol area.

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 Service/Call Out Engineer – Based from London South Regional Office
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We require an experienced and time served NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualified Lift Engineer to carry out routine servicing, corrective maintenance and minor repairs to clients’ lifts.

Candidates should have excellent customer service skills, be self-motivated and will be required to travel and participate in an out-of-hours call out rota.

The successful candidate will report to the Bletchingley office and cover a designated route area over South London.

The route is to encompass Twickenham, Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow, Brentford, Ealing and Weybridge.

A full driving licence is essential.

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

Loading Systems Product Installation Manager (Northern based)
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Due to continued success our Loading Systems division is growing and this new vacancy represents an ideal opportunity to join a winning and commercially focussed team. The successful applicant will 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.

The Loading Systems Product Installation Manager will predominantly manage and organize new and replacement installation works. Reporting into the Head of Loading Systems, responsibilities include the following:

  • Job creation, planning and full control of Loading Systems Product Installations with an emphasis on cost control and maintaining margins;
  • The day to day management of direct labour and sub-contract installation teams;
  • Sales support, surveys and quote generation;
  • Effective customer communications ensuring high satisfaction levels before, during and after the installation;
  • Technical and after-sales support;
  • Liaison and building relationships with our key suppliers;
  • To be pro-active and energetic, seeking to get things done and at the same time deal with a variety of tasks;
  • Decision making, this can be at times in demanding circumstances/environment;
  • Relationship management and development / working as part of a team;
  • Achieving revenue and profit objectives and targets.

Flexibility is the key and other characteristics needed are strategic management capability, excellent communication skills, organisation, IT skills, Loading Systems experience and a full driving licence is essential.

This role is ideally suited to a candidate in the M62 corridor and mainly involves work north of Leicester, however also requires support of works anywhere in the UK where required, hence overnight stays will be required where necessary.

There would also be the potential to travel to our European suppliers for relevant training.

Full systems training will be provided, however the person will require excellent knowledge of all Loading Systems Products and installation procedures and will need to be “hands-on” where required.

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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