Service Workshop Engineer

by Louise Clewlow on April 18, 2023

Part of the T H WHITE Group, Palfinger UK is the exclusive UK distributor for Palfinger lorry cranes and Epsilon construction, recycling and forestry cranes and branded ancillary equipment. Palfinger UK is the largest national lorry crane provider that offers in-house assembly, bespoke body-building and servicing for the entire life of the equipment portfolio it represents.

We are looking for a Service Workshop Engineer to join our team in Devizes, Wiltshire

Reporting to the Workshop Foreman, this role is responsible for the effective and efficient servicing, maintenance and repairs of lorry loaders and other equipment as required

 Hours: 42 hours a week

Key duties will include:

  • Carrying out annual LOLER inspections, servicing and repairs to ALLMI standards and within Palfinger/industry prescribed times
  • Attending breakdowns (including roadside and repairs on customer site when required)
  • Collecting/delivering customer vehicles as required
  • Following and promoting best practice and working to ‘Right-first-time’ standards of workmanship
  • Applying customer care skills at all times, ensuring customer expectations are met and kept regularly informed of job progress
  • Following customer specific instructions and notifying Workshop Foreman of any damage/chargeable work when appropriate
  • Liaising with the Parts department to ensure all parts returns are documented and returned in a timely manner
  • Carrying out inspection and repairs on workshop equipment as directed

The ideal applicant

  • You will be experienced in the repair and maintenance of lorry loader cranes or similar equipment, including fault finding and competent use of electrical and diagnostic test equipment
  • You will have technical experience including LOLER, hydraulic and electrical
  • You will be able to work on your own initiative, and have sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • You will have good communication skills, both on the telephone and face-to-face
  • You will be confident using a computer
  • Arc/MIG welding is advantageous

What can T H WHITE Group offer you?

At T H WHITE, it is our philosophy to try to do everything we can to ensure that everyone working for us is happy and gets pleasure and satisfaction from their work. We are committed to training and developing our employees to enable them to achieve their maximum potential. We also provide the following:

  • Market surveyed salary – reviewed annually
  • Employer contributory pension/ death in service cover
  • Share Plan
  • Division cross-sell incentive scheme
  • Staff accounts at every branch with discounted prices
  • Extra holiday entitlement – after a certain number of years
  • Company sick pay after qualifying period
  • Role-specific company clothing/uniform
  • Recognition and support for health and work-related well-being


For more information about this position, please contact Andy Woodward on


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