Industrial Technical Specialist / Applications Engineer

Verrus Group
10 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified and passionate engineer looking for a highly rewarding position with unlimited scope for variety, travel and job satisfaction? I so, then this represents an outstanding opportunity to deliver world class technical support and solve complex engineering challenges with the backing of a leading global manufacturing business.

The Position:

Based predominantly from our client’s UK headquarters in Staffordshire but involving frequent travel to customer sites across the UK and occasionally overseas, the successful candidate will report to the Technical Services Manager and assume responsibility for:

  • Providing first class engineering support and applications advice to the sales team and to customers directly
  • Carrying out condition monitoring, equipment trials and lubrication surveys
  • Recommending the appropriate lubricants, metal working fluids, corrosion preventives, industrial cleaners, oils and greases to best suit the application
  • Providing all necessary customer support and product training
  • Liaising closely with – and feeding back to – marketing, product management and R&D teams
  • The Candidate:

    Applicants selected for interview will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree or HND qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or related
  • A thorough understanding of engineering principles and practices in manufacturing industries (ideally including steel processing, treatment, fabrication and/or machining)
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a field based or ‘customer facing’ role with a level of commercial responsibility (typical roles might include industrial chemist, applications engineer or reliability engineer)
  • An understanding of condition monitoring and lubrication for the maintenance of manufacturing plant/equipment
  • Patience, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with customers at all levels, from factory floor to board room
  • A logical and systematic approach to diagnostic problem solving and above-average computer literacy
  • Above all, our client is looking to hear from individuals with a real passion for engineering, with innate curiosity and a willingness to ‘get their hands dirty’ to identify technically and commercially viable solutions to engineering problems and manufacturing challenges.

    The Company:

    Established for over eight decades, our client is a European developer and producer of specialist lubricating oils and greases for manufacturing industries as wide ranging as automotive, metal processing, mineral exploration, agriculture, aerospace, power generation, construction, food & beverage and general engineering. Employing more than 5,000 people globally, the company is one of the world’s leading lubrication suppliers and maintains its market position and competitive advantage through ongoing investment in cutting edge research and development to remain at the very forefront of technological innovation in new product development.

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