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Vacancy Details

Boat Engineer - REF No. HQ4494

Industry Sector: Engineering - Field Service
Location: Crewe, Cheshire, England

Salary: from £22000 to £24000 per Annum

FRS Office: FRS Headquarters
Consultant: William Son

Job Summary

A Boat Engineer is required to provide PPM and reactive maintenance on narrow boats. The Boat Engineer will enjoy being hands on and working away from home when required. There is a definite maintenance pattern within the working year that reflects the seasonal nature of the industry. During the summer months when boats are on the waterways of Great Britain, maintenance is more commonly reactive and the Boat Engineer will be expected to take turns to attend call outs which could be anywhere in Great Britain depending on the location of the boat at the time. There may be a requirement to work away from site however there is not often a need to stay away from home. From October to February, planned and scheduled maintenance takes place. During the winter months, when maintenance is required on the boats, the engineer will live on the boat whilst carrying out their role.

Detailed Job Description

A Boat Engineer is required to provide PPM and reactive maintenance on narrow boats. The Boat Engineer will enjoy being hands on and working away from home when required. There is a definite maintenance pattern within the working year that reflects the seasonal nature of the industry. During the summer months when boats are on the waterways of Great Britain, maintenance is more commonly reactive and the Boat Engineer will be expected to take turns to attend call outs which could be anywhere in Great Britain depending on the location of the boat at the time. There may be a requirement to work away from site however there is not often a need to stay away from home. From October to February, planned and scheduled maintenance takes place. During the winter months, when maintenance is required on the boats, the engineer will live on the boat whilst carrying out their role.

Applications from ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged.

Person specification:

Flexible

Professional

Excellent communication skills with a wide range of people from labourers to managers

Thorough

Organised

Calm

Reliable

Self-motivated

Responsibilities:

Carry out planned and reactive maintenance on narrow boats

Carry out repairs and maintenance work associated with warranties on newly purchased boats

Work both on site in the boat yard and on site where boats are moored

Travel throughout Great Britain carrying out repairs as and when required

Be prepared to stay away from home if necessary to see a job through to completion

Commit to a call out rota throughout the year

Carry out maintenance checks on newly purchased boats prior to use

Knowledge, skills and qualifications required:

Essential:

Time served mechanical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent

Full driving licence

Desirable:

Previous knowledge of working with boats

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.

Salary: £22,000 - £24,000


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