Field Service Engineer

Leeds  ‐ Onsite
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Field Service Engineer    

Leeds Service Centre    

Salary: £24, hours per week @ £11.00ph). To be reviewed April 2024.

Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00.

Holiday entitlement: 23days plus Bank Holidays (January to December).

Job purpose:

To enable the Company to achieve the agreed contractual standard of service required by completing initial training in the workshop reconditioning wheelchairs to gain essential product knowledge. On completion of initial training this will enable you to work out in the field delivering, collecting, repairing and servicing wheelchairs. The expectation is that once fully trained the majority of jobs will be completed on a first-time fix basis. Initially the workload will consist of manual wheelchairs but as more experience is gained and with further workshop training electric wheelchairs will also be included into your work schedule.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering and collecting wheelchairs to and from service user’s homes and NHS departments, always ensuring that the Company Infection Control Policy is followed.
  • Servicing and repairing wheelchairs in the field with the aim of achieving a first time fix whenever possible.
  • Ensure all paperwork relating to each job is read carefully and completed with all the necessary information regarding parts used and action taken written onto the job card to enable the administration team to accurately update the data base.
  • Ensure any PPE supplied for use in carrying out your duties is used as instructed.
  • Observe all regulations covering the driving and use of the Company vehicle on the public highway and be aware of employee responsibility under the Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Keep the vehicle you use in a tidy state and ensure stocks of all necessary parts are replenished each day.
  • Ensure the vehicle safety check and van check sheet completed each week.
  • Maintain a professional customer service attitude and always use discretion when dealing with all service users and other agencies, always wear your uniform and identification badge, and ensure the uniform is kept clean and always laundered.
  • Prioritise and organise your workload, referring to Line Manager as and when appropriate.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and safe keeping of all tools and equipment provided by the Company as outlined in the Company handbook.
  • Agree to undertake all training offered that is necessary to maintain the skills required for this role.
  • Willing to take on additional supervisory responsibilities and training if required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Successful enhanced DBS check
  • General workshop knowledge
  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Basic electrical knowledge including 12v/24v D.C. systems.
  • Able to move and handle loads and equipment safely.
  • Experience of face-to-face customer contact.
  • Previous delivery driver experience
  • An awareness and understanding of people with disabilities.
  • Flexible approach to working conditions and working environment change.
  • 13. Ability to use own initiative within set boundaries of the role.
  • Ability to use a mobile phone to relay photographs.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to relay clear instructions to clients.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Physical demands of the job:

  • Moving and handling of equipment and accessories following handling guidelines
  • Standing at a bench to work
  • Kneeling/crouching
  • Working in confined workspace if the job necessitates (installing/repairing equipment in small areas).
  • Use of ramps and any other agreed moving equipment.

Most challenging/difficult part of the role:

  • Flexible working/responsive to changing priorities as set by Line Manager or Customer Service team.
  • Committing to being available for short notice overtime necessitated by emergency response requirements.
  • Responsibility of out of hour’s duties.

The post holder is required to take reasonable care for his/her own health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions. The post holder is also required to co-operate with supervisory and managerial staff to ensure that all relevant statutory regulations, policies, codes of practise and departmental safety procedures are adhered to, and to attend relevant training programmes.

The prevention and control of infection is an integral part of the role of all Ross Care personnel. Staff members, will contribute to the prevention and control of infection through standard infection control practises and compliance with the Company infection control policy and use of PPE.

Ross Care is committed to promoting and embedding equality, diversity and inclusiveness and expects that the post holder will actively promote and engage this commitment in all that they do. The post holder should ensure that in all their behaviours, attitudes and working they recognise and take account of the health needs and rights of all sections of the community including ethnicity, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation and religion/belief. The post holder will be expected to engage the service users, other agencies and the public where relevant and adhere to the Company’s policies and procedures governing zero tolerance to discrimination, harassment, bullying, stereotyping and prejudicial treatment.


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