Service Engineer /Trainee Service Engineer (Security)

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Service Engineer /Trainee Service Engineer (Security)


40 hrs per week plus on call every 4 weeks responding to out of hour issues.

Pay - €20,000 - €45,000 per annum dependent upon experience

At VPS, we are specialists in delivering a broad range of temporary and emergency services to protect properties and assets. This is an exciting opportunity to join us during a time of change and growth.

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Service Engineer if you have relevant experience or we can also offer the opportunity as a Trainee post with the opportunity for someone to develop as a Service Engineer, through our fast track training scheme learning on the job.

As a Trainee you will learn and undertake the fitting of security provisions including our smart cctv tower solutions to vacant properties and construction projects and to install and commission VPS Wireless alarm systems.As you learn and meet the requirements required for each skill group, we will review your salary to reward you for the knowledge/skills gained.

We are seeking someone who has a can do attitude and displays the skills and aptitude to succeed and learn quickly, who has a hands on approach to all work duties, understand the importance of the role and treat customer and company property with respect.

You will be required to work in a variety of settings and expected to learn and contribute to the work undertaken by our existing Service team. You will be accountable to them and for the standard of your/their work. For the purposes of training you will be expected to allow work to be observed directly and also required to record, analyse and discuss work with Operations Manager.

The types of work you will be trained/required to undertake are (but not limited to):

  • Fit security as required including CCTV/Steel/Glazing to vacant properties
  • Driving company vehicles to and from sites and also to tips.
  • Be on call within existing rosters
  • Support and learn to Install and commission VPS Rapid Deployment Towers, To a high standard, ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory and security standards
  • Working with the existing team to produce bespoke solutions
  • Undertake training as organised and use PPE as the job requires.
  • Ensure that duties are carried out in compliance with relevant policies and procedures i.e. Health & Safety Policy, etc.
  • Create a favourable & professional image in respect of the Company to customers, Colleagues & the public in general, at all times.

Skills/experience needed:

  • Full Clean UK/EU Drivers Licence
  • Experience in IP CCTV
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card – Desirable
  • Physically fit to be able be able to lift and carry metal screens and doors
  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights
  • Must be flexible with working hours. You may occasionally be required to travel long distances at short notice. You may be required to undertake duties that require to be away from home
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise daily tasks and good multi tasking skills.
  • Able to communicate at all levels both face to face and over the telephone.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage a fluctuating workload.
  • Good problem solving skills and able to use your own initiative.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to present self in a professional manner when dealing with the customers and clients of the business.
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Strong service ethos
  • Attention to detail
  • Diligence

Why VPS?

  • Fast growing business with excellent opportunities for career progression and development.
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual leave 22 days rising to 25 days and 8 bank holidays (Pro-rata)
  • Employee benefits, such as Health Care Cash Plan includes an employee assistance programme and a discounted shopping portal.

Please be aware due to the work that we undertake you will be required to undertake a Credit Check and Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you have not been contacted within 10 working days of your application, then unfortunately on this occasion you have not been successful.

General Information:

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VPS are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age