Workshop Generator Engineer

Workshop Generator Engineer


  • Location Peterborough
  • Salary Competitive
  • Department Service
  • Division Aftermarket
  • Contract Permanent

Workshop Generator Engineer

Responsible to: Service Supervisor

Main Purpose of the Role:

Due to continued growth and success, we are currently looking to recruit an in-house engineer to undertake Pre-Delivery Inspections (PDI’s) and ensure generator sets arrive at customer sites and operate correctly.

The main duties of this role are Pre-delivery inspections and testing of JCB generators from 20-780KVA , Servicing, modifications and Repairs to JCB Generator Equipment to the highest standard.

This is a Depot based role. You will need to promote and present a professional image and offer service solutions to our customers and frequently liaise with JCB Manufacturer.

The objective of this role is to provide the customer with World Class customer service.

• Undertake PDI’s on generating sets, ensuring perfect operation of all aspects prior to delivery / installation at customer sites
• Carry out minor and major services to diesel engine generator sets.
• Control system wiring
• Program Deepsea controllers to customer requirements
• PLC / Deep Sea / Deif programming work
• Participate in additional site duties such as loading/unloading sets from transport and assisting other colleagues
• Attendance at relevant product training courses
• Prepared to work unsociable hours

Core Hours:

40 hours working week, 08.00 – 16.30 hours, half an hour unpaid lunch break

Powergen Qualifications (desirable not essential):

Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
IEE regs – 18th Edition (beneficial)

Role Requirements:

Candidates to be within 30 minutes travel from home to the depot of the vacancy.

• Sound mechanical and electrical experience working with generators
• Knowledge of the JCB Generator or an in-depth knowledge of diesel Generators (desirable)
• In depth Knowledge of Lithium Power packs and control systems
• Excellent team player happy to assist others
• Clean driving licence and good driving record
• Proof of right to work in the UK


• Attractive rates of pay and overtime rates
• Auto-enrolment pension scheme
• 22 days paid holiday + bank holidays + 1 day for every 5 years completed service
• Company sick pay scheme
• Overtime -first 4 hours at time and a half rate, over and above first 4 hours double time rate
• Call out – initial payment of £50.00 normal working week, £75.00 bank holiday working week and £100.00 Christmas period for being on call. If called out any hours worked would be first 4 hours at time and a half rate, over and above first 4 hours double time rate. Frequency of rota system varies from depot to depot and would be discussed during the interview process with the relevant Depot Manager.
• Tool allowance
• You will be eligible to a £25 payment per week, when working away from home for a week on a 4 consecutive nights’ away basis – not applicable to any training courses you may be expected to attend.
• Company uniform
• Company mobile/PDA/laptop
• Free staff parking
• Rest area at Depot
• JCB manufacturer online training programmes for all roles, career paths for progression
• Additional training programmes for employee career advancement
• JCB Manufacturer History Museum and Machine Production Line tour, including VIP lunch – Covid dependant
• Life assurance policy (4 x basic salary)
• Private medical health (contributory)
• Chiropractor private medical treatment scheme/ occupational health
• Employee assistance programme
• Employee discounts on JCB merchandise
• O2 Employee Benefits
• Employee referral scheme: If you refer a friend or family member to the company, subject to the terms and conditions, you will receive £250.00 on successful completion of their probation period and a further £250.00 on completion of six months service.