Senior Engineer - Wakefield

  • Vacancy Title
  • Senior Engineer - Wakefield
  • Company
  • AFI-Group
  • Location
  • Wakefield
  • Type
  • permanent
  • Category
  • Engineering
  • Closing Date
  • 03/07/2022
  • Job Description
  • Senior Engineer – Wakefield

    Salary - Negotiable (DOE) overtime, bonus, healthcare & pension

    Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

    Do you want to run your own engineering team?

    Do you want to work for a fast-paced growing National company, with excellent career stability and progression prospects, where hard work is well rewarded?

    Then a job with AFI is for you.

    AFI are currently recruiting for a Senior Engineer based at our Wakefield depot.

    You will be responsible for the smooth running of the workshop, together with maintaining our expanding hire rental fleet. This challenging position requires someone with the ability to manage people, work to targets, manage a workshop and work closely with our busy hire office.

    The role in brief:

    • Overseeing and organising the day to day running of the workshop and workloads for your team of engineers.
    • Using forward planning to ensure the optimum availability of machine ready for hire, ensuring machines are serviced, LOLER inspected, PDI’d and repaired to schedule.
    • Hands-on preventative maintenance and inspection of machines.
    • Offering help and guidance to your team of engineers to ensure that they complete tasks effectively and efficiently.

    We would welcome applications from people with a background in the powered access or similar industry (forklifts, cranes, heavy plant etc), with the following skills and experience; Engineering, LOLER Inspections, NVQ Level 2, Diagnostics, Planning, Leadership, Mentoring, mechanical, electrical.


    We offer an excellent benefits package:

    • 25 day’s holidays per year, plus statutory holidays
    • Inclusion in a profit share scheme
    • An auto-enrolment pension scheme with employer contributions
    • Death-in-Service benefit of 2 x salary
    • Paid Overtime
    • Company Van
    • Healthcare Cash Plan
    • AFI Rewards

    In addition, we have invested in an excellent induction programme, and staff training (we currently hold an Investors in People award).

    Essential Skills

    The ideal candidate:

    • You must hold an engineering qualification – minimum NVQ level 2 or equivalent
    • Be competent in electro/hydraulic systems
    • You will be experienced in fault finding / diagnostics
    • You will be working closely with customers and colleagues, so you must be able to communicate professionally
    • You must be able to prioritise tasks in an ever-changing demanding hire environment
    • Motivate your team by leading from the front

    About Company

    AFI Group is a leading provider of access solutions, from the hire and purchase of access equipment, to accredited training and service / maintenance of machines. With a current network of 21 hire locations across the UK, AFI has a strong emphasis on Health and Safety and is proud to hold various accreditations (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, 5* Achilles BuildingConfidence, Gold RoSPA award – to name a few).

    Please note that we operate a 2-stage interview process and online testing to screen candidates.