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What is a mobile service engineer?

Embark Recruitment work with a range of Plant, Tool and Equipment Hire industry employers. This allows us insight into the requirements and responsibilities of popular jobs in the industry. One of the most common jobs in the plant and tool hire industry is mobile service engineers.

What do mobile service engineers do?

A service engineer services various pieces of machinery used in large industries. The engineer will assess, install and fix the troublesome equipment or machinery. Their main responsibility will be to ensure machinery and equipment runs smoothly.

A mobile service engineer is, well, mobile. The job requires work in more than one place and travel is frequent. The service engineer will often visit clients’ offices and warehouses to resolve or perform maintenance functions.

In the plant and tool hire industry, this could be servicing large plant equipment such as compressors, forklifts and rollers or smaller equipment including concreting and compaction equipment, drills and pumps.

Skills and requirements for mobile service engineer jobs

  • A degree or apprenticeship in engineering
  • A full UK drivers licence
  • Practical and technical skills
  • Ability and grades in math, science and IT
  • Understanding of engineering principles
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Awareness of health and safety legislation

Responsibilities of a mobile service engineer

A mobile service engineer usually performs many of the following tasks:

  • Repairing and servicing machinery
  • Planning servicing work in advance
  • Compiling detailed reports
  • Assembling equipment
  • Calibrating machinery
  • Meeting with clients
  • Testing equipment

Apply for mobile service engineer jobs

If you think that the tool and plant hire industry, specifically as a mobile service engineer, is a career for you, browse the jobs available on Embark Recruitment today. We have a good relationship with many of the leading businesses in the industry so are well placed to find you your ideal service engineer role.

If nothing is currently available, call our team on 01530 588 841, let us know your requirements and we’ll send you details as soon as something comes up.