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Job title: Yard Engineer

Reports to: Yard Foreman – Depot Manager

Hours: Full-Time 

Location: South East - Milton Keynes

About us

Power Electrics is a proud family company, dedicated to innovation, excellence, and customer service. We have grown from a small yard in 1963 to operating out of several locations across the country, and now with a fleet of over 2,500 generators. We continue to offer a specialist, single-source solution for diesel generator Hire, Service, and Parts.

Our employees are our greatest asset, and their dedication and enthusiasm have helped us to become so successful. Power Electrics are committed to providing a workplace that encourages growth and personal development for all employees. We recognise the value of our employees and the contribution they make.

By investing in new research and technology, we’re providing our customers with reliable power that is increasingly sustainable and environmentally friendly. It’s certainly an interesting time to be working within the power generation industry.

What is the job?

Our Yard Engineers are tasked with the preparation, testing and repair of generator sets and come from a variety of backgrounds, such as the HGV, Bus, Automotive, LGV, Rail, Plant, Truck and Forklift industries.

Ideally, you will have experience doing similar work in the Diesel Engine repair industry, possibly with transmissions, gearboxes, and generators. We also welcome ex-military engineers to join our team.

Although mainly depot based, you may have to travel to customer sites occasionally.

What will you be doing in this role?

  • Servicing, maintenance, refurbishment and overall upkeep and appearance of damaged or non-functional generators, on or off-site as necessary.
  • Provide general assistance in the yard, including loading and offloading equipment and driving a forklift truck as required (following suitable training).
  • Deliver and collect generators and ancillary equipment using appropriate company vehicles where required, including refuelling.
  • Carry out duties on our company on call rota system (after training).

Skills and requirements

  • Knowledge and experience working with commercial vehicles, plant machinery / HGV vehicles
  • Mechanical/electrical engineering or diesel fitting experience
  • Familiarity with electronic systems and mechanical components (including engines and Alternators)
  • Ability to apply proper engine technical skills in inspection and disassembly
  • Experience of using proper testing equipment for effective repair and maintenance
  • We would expect you to have a relevant qualification in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering/Diesel Fitting/ Plant i.e. City & Guilds, BTEC (or equivalent) OR have served/completed an approved apprenticeship in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering OR have proven experience servicing and repairing generator sets, predominantly FG Wilson, Cummins etc

What we offer:

We offer great benefits to all of our staff:

23 days holiday (plus bank holidays) – increasing with length of service

Competitive salary

Excellent development and progression opportunities

Company pension scheme

Private medical scheme

Life assurance scheme - with access to more healthcare support and counselling services to help protect employees’ financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing


Our philosophy:

At Power Electrics, we welcome a variety of cultures, experiences, and backgrounds. We ensure that all management decisions made regarding employment are done with fairness and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation. We are solely committed to adhering to the principles of equal and inclusive employment.

Due to the nature of our work, DBS checks are required, and any offer is dependent on satisfactory references being obtained.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K.

If you do not hear from us within two working weeks, then your application has not been successful on this occasion.


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