Forklift Service Engineer – KION Group – Darlington

KION Group

Linde Material Handling is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. We operate in over 100 countries worldwide, and have around 13,000 people working for the brand. A network of more than 8,500 service technicians ensures maximum availability of Linde trucks and solutions, and based on its worldwide logistics network, Linde guarantees spare part delivery within 24 hours.

We offer a range of challenging careers across the country and we are keen to talk to you about the direction in which you would like your career to go.

We are currently looking for Workshop, Resident and Field Service Engineers to join our team in a number of locations across the UK.

We are looking for vehicle technicians or mechanical engineers who have experience working as a forklift technician, plant fitter, plant technician, vehicle technician or a similar type of role. Experience within plant equipment, powered access equipment, agricultural machinery, motor vehicles or industrial cleaners may make this role perfect for you!

Working with everything from small pallet trucks, through to IC trucks, VNA trucks and automated trucks, you will be required to find, diagnose, and rectify faults, and undertake preventative maintenance on Linde forklifts and other material handling equipment at our customer sites.

What we offer:

Who are we looking for?

To be considered for this role, you will need experience in at least one of the following areas:

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering


Ideally you will have an NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) qualification, although this is not essential.

You will need to be IT literate and able to use latest technology to keep accurate records and place orders.

You must hold a full UK driving licence.

You will need to have the following personal attributes:

Good communication skills to liaise with our customers and your internal colleagues

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Take pride in your work and complete tasks to the highest standard

A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

A positive and can-do attitude

Flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the role

A desire to be a Linde brand ambassador

Tasks and Qualifications:

What we Offer?

Salary will depend on experience

40 hour working week

Shift premium (Where shift working is required)

Door to door payment (Field Service Engineers only)

Overtime opportunities

Occasional on-call support required paid in addition to your salary (Field Service Engineers only)

Company van and fuel card, with the option for private use (Field Service and some Resident Engineers only)

Van washing through fuel card account (Field Service and some Resident Engineers only)

25 days annual leave

Company pension scheme – 6% employer contribution; minimum 4% employee contribution

Discount scheme, with access to deals from some of the UK’s largest brands

World class Linde specialised product training

Full Forklift Driver Licence

What to Expect?

Buddy support system in place

In boot overnight parts deliveries (where appropriate)

PPE and Uniform supplied

Uniform cleaning service

Ongoing manufacturer training on our market-leading range of material handling equipment

Local support network of colleagues

Varied role with day-to-day different challenges

What Our Engineers Say About Working for Linde:
Linde works well for me because the hours suit my lifestyle and I have a better home/work life balance.

In my previous role I often worked shifts which included weekends/nights, this made making plans with family difficult. Annual leave was challenging to take unless booked a year in advance and working bank holidays was a requirement.

Great salary, paid door to door and the support of the team here is invaluable.

Before I joined Linde, I met with my team on yearly basis. Now, we meet regularly for coffee and breakfast and it’s nice to have the opportunity to have informal catch ups with my team and managers.

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