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CAREERS AT LISTER WILDER

We are big believers in developing peoples talents from an early age.  With this in mind we are always keen to open the door for work experience as this gives students a fascinating insight into our business.  Some fall in love with the idea of repairing machinery for a living, and for the most naturally gifted of these people, we offer access to the Kubota Apprenticeship scheme.  This provides a lovely blend of college-based learning alongside quality time with our team of expert engineers…and a combination that accelerates your development and sets you on the pathway to becoming a Groundcare, Agricultural or Construction Service Engineer of tomorrow.

For more details on either the Work Experience or the Kubota Apprenticeship scheme, please contact Karen Martin – karen@listerwilder.co.uk

Current Roles

Groundcare/Construction Service Engineer

Ashford

Full Desc

We are currently looking for an engineer to work on a variety of Construction products, based at our Ashford branch. You would be joining a very knowledgeable and friendly team with a good mix of age and experience and whilst the work is technically challenging, we look to provide a well-structured training programme that works in conjunction with Kubota UK. Much of the repair and service work is carried out on-site and so a fully expensed vehicle will be provided. The mainly mobile role means that every day is different but you still retain the support of the base at Ashford and the majority of our work tends to be with plant hire companies, contractors, councils, schools, golf courses and private estates in the Kent area.

About you…

Full product training will be provided but we are looking to work with someone who already has a very solid foundation, ideally possessing an extensive knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, electrics and hydraulics. Many of these skills will be interchangeable from related industries. It is very important that you are comfortable in front of the customer as you’ll be speaking to many of them about the service, repair, diagnostic or warranty work that you have undertaken and ensuring they are happy with the job before moving on to the next.

Groundcare Service Engineer

Reading

Full Desc

About the role…

We are currently looking for a very experienced Service Engineer to work on a variety of Groundcare products.  Based at our Reading branch you would be joining a very knowledgeable and friendly team with a good mix of age and experience and whilst the work is technically challenging, we look to provide a well-structured training program that works in conjunction with Kubota UK.  Much of the repair and service work is carried out on-site and so a fully expensed vehicle will be provided. The mainly mobile role means that every day is different, but you still retain the support of the base at Reading and the majority of our work tends to be with contractors, councils, schools, golf courses and private estates within Berkshire and the surrounding area.

About you

Full product training will be provided but we are looking to work with someone who already has a very solid foundation, ideally possessing extensive knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, electrics and hydraulics. Many of these skills will be interchangeable from related industries but previous experience with Construction or Groundcare machinery would be ideal. It’s also important that you are comfortable in front of the customer as you’ll be speaking to many of them about the service, repair, diagnostic or warranty work that you have undertaken and ensuring they are happy with the job before moving on to the next.

We value the role of the service engineer extremely highly. This is not only reflected in the way you are treated but we try to make sure that our pay is amongst the best in the industry.

Hours of Work: Monday to Thursday: 8am – 5pm. Friday: 8am – 4pm

PDI Construction Engineer

Reading

Full Desc

We have steadily grown to become the UK’s largest supplier of Kubota compact tractors, mini excavators and diesel ride-on mowers. As well as having a great product to sell, much of our success can be attributed to the outstanding aftersales support that our workshops are able to provide, and we are now looking for an additional Construction Engineer to carry out our Pre-Delivery Inspections.

The ideal candidate will be a good all-round engineer, with a real eye for detail, who will be responsible for assembling, checking and signing off new machines prior to delivery to the end-user.

Based from our Reading branch, you need a good understanding of engines, transmissions, hydraulics and electrics but we would be keen to develop your existing skills with a structured training plan at Kubota UK.

If you are looking for a strong and stable career, at a branch that has a friendly atmosphere, then please make contact us.

Groundcare Machinery Installation Driver (Hire Department)

Reading

Full Desc

We are looking for a self-motivated Machinery Hire Installation Driver to help our team at our Reading Branch…

Duties to include

The main duties of this position will be to deliver, install and give training to our customers to a wide range of Groundcare machinery. You will primarily be delivering the machinery within the Lister Wilder trading area which covers the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, London, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol.

Upon delivery, you will ensure the customer has been instructed in the safe use of the machinery (training will be provided), that all paperwork is completed, and the machinery is returned in good condition upon collection. During quiet delivery times, you may be asked to help in the workshops alongside the hire engineers, carrying out various machinery maintenance tasks and therefore some practical hands-on or mechanical experience would be an advantage.

The hours of work will be 8am until 5pm. However, due to the nature of the hire business, it will be required from time to time to vary start and finish times to accommodate customer requests, i.e., early deliveries which will generally require a 6.30am start.

We are looking for someone who possesses the following:

The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude and be able to use their own initiative to resolve any minor issues that may arise. You must hold a clean licence to drive an 18-ton lorry and have a current CPC card with at least 3-years remaining. Previous operator or mechanical experience would be an advantage.

Apprentice Service Engineer (Groundcare & Construction)

Reading & Ockham

Full Desc

About the role…

As a Groundcare and Construction Service Apprentice, you will be joining an experienced team of Field Service Engineers who will pass their knowledge onto the next generation.  The work is extremely varied and will see you working on Kubota’s range of Tractors and ride-on mowers – the kind that are used by Golf Courses, Councils, Private Estates and Sports Grounds.  Some of this takes place within our workshops, but much is out on-site where you begin with the basics of servicing before moving onto repairs, diagnostics and fault finding

The apprenticeship is run in conjunction with Kubota, with block release at college and then you will spend time with us to develop what you have learnt during your time away.

At college, you will cover mechanical principles, engines, hydraulic systems, transmissions and electrics – in fact, everything you need to build a sound engineering foundation.

On the assumption that you pass the apprenticeship, you will be well on the way to getting a service van of your own, and the beginnings of what should be the start of a very long and rewarding career.

About you…

You need to be able to work in a team and independently as necessary, to be punctual and self-motivated.  You will have good communication skills, asking questions and listening to and acting upon answers.  To be of a reliable and honest nature.  Candidates will need to demonstrate good hand-eye coordination and a mechanical aptitude.  To be able to enjoy the challenge of working in an industry with the diverse range of equipment that is employed.

Qualifications required: Ideally, you will have gained – GCSE grade 4 and above including Maths and English language and ideally a Science.

Goods Inwards Operative

Ockham

Full Desc

About the role

You would be responsible for bringing parts into stock and managing the processes of our Goods Inwards Department. The parts are either destined for our workshops, retail customers or for stock, and you would need to prioritise your workload to ensure the demands of the business are met.

About you…

  • A good eye for detail
  • Competent with typing/data entry
  • Warehousing and distribution experience (ideal)
  • FLT licence (ideal), although training can be given

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm, Alternate Saturday mornings: 8am – 12pm

Construction Service Engineer

Cirencester

Full Desc

We are currently looking for an engineer to work on a variety of Construction products, based at our Cirencester branch. You would be joining a very knowledgeable and friendly team with a good mix of age and experience and whilst the work is technically challenging, we look to provide a well-structured training programme that works in conjunction with Kubota UK. Much of the repair and service work is carried out on-site and so a fully expensed vehicle will be provided. The mainly mobile role means that every day is different, but you still retain the support of the base at Cirencester. The majority of our work tends to be with plant hire companies, contractors, councils, schools, golf courses and private estates.  This role will involve covering a broad area for approximately 6 months, as you would be sometimes covering the workload at our temporary depot based at Southam, this will be until we move to our new larger premises in Cirencester.

About you…

Full product training will be provided but we are looking to work with someone who already has a very solid foundation, ideally possessing extensive knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, electrics and hydraulics. Many of these skills will be interchangeable from related industries. It is very important that you are comfortable in front of the customer as you’ll be speaking to many of them about the service, repair, diagnostic or warranty work that you have undertaken and ensuring they are happy with the job before moving on to the next.

If you are looking for a strong and stable career, at a branch that has a friendly atmosphere, then please contact us.

Agricultural Parts Advisor

Cirencester

Full Desc

Cirencester is one of our busiest branches and its bursting with talent and experience and the throughput of the branch is enormous.  The Parts play a pivotal role within a dealership – sourcing items for our workshop team and customers alike, handling goods inwards and then picking, packing and posting Parts.

Systems can be learnt, but a good mechanical mind that allows you to correctly identify the parts in question would be a huge advantage, as would be a sound working knowledge of machinery.

About you…

The ideal Parts Advisor will have:

  • Experience within the Agricultural industry
  • An interest in Agricultural, Groundcare and Construction machinery
  • Good communications skills, face-to-face, email and on the phone
  • An eye for detail
  • Works well with IT systems
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Works well under pressure during busy periods

Ideally, you would have a forklift licence, but this is not a necessity as training will be given.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm.
Some Saturday mornings: 8am – 12pm (rota system)
(these hours will be extended during the Harvest period)

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