Light Plant Engineer - Kirkcaldy

Job Title: Light Plant Engineer - Kirkcaldy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kirkcaldy
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-06-28 00:00:00
Reference: SPD/TP/320680/9217
Contact Name: Emma Halliwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2019 10:27

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Light Plant Engineer to take overall responsibility for the inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of plant equipment returned to workshops by depots in the region, ensuring that all work undertaken is safe and complies with Speedy Hire safety standards.

Introduction to Speedy…

We may have started small but we’ve always had big ideas. Since Speedy was established in 1977 we have grown into the UK’s leading hire business. Along the way we’ve won countless awards for innovation, safety and our commitment to training to name but a few. Our people are the heart of our business and it’s their commitment and professionalism that makes us the biggest and the best in the industry.

Package description

Competitive salary with pension, 21 days holidays rising to 26 after 1 year plus bank holidays, salary bonus, life assurance and our fantastic salary extras scheme that offers cycle to work and various other fantastic benefits along with our great staff discounts.

Main responsibilities
  • Providing technical assistance to depots and customers as may be required from time to time
  • Completion of transfer sheets, test tickets and all associated inspection, repair and maintenance paperwork
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the inspection, testing, maintenance and repair requirements of the company’s product range
  • Supporting the workshop manager/foreman including in the training of depot and other workshop employees in the safe use, inspection and testing of hire equipment
  • Keeping the wokshop safe, tidy and well organised
Ideal candidate
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following roles: Service Engineer; Mobile Service Engineer; Plant Fitter, Mobile Plant Fitter, Mobile Service Engineer, Forklift Engineer
  • You will need previous experience within the materials handling and construction equipment industry
  • Able to work without instruction
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Positive, personable with a can-do attitude






  • Ensuring all repairs and maintenance is completed in accordance with manufacturer and Company standards, including carrying out comprehensive safety checks of all hire equipment before despatch/ when returned and completing and including all necessary documentation
  • Having an up-to-date understanding of the Company, Health and Safety and the legal requirements for safety inspections and repairs/ maintenance
  • Servicing, maintenance and repair of equipment that is not dealt with by the Depot, e.g. large generators
  • Assisting Drivers, when required, with safe loading, securing and unloading of all equipment requiring more than one person for safe handling
  • Keeping the Workshop safe by keeping tools and equipment clean and tidy when not in use and ensuring walk ways are free of obstructions and spillages are cleaned immediately
  • Identifying any safety risks in the Workshop to the Workshop Manager/ Foreman
  • Assisting the Depots when they experience Employee shortages e.g. collect equipment when the Depot Driver is unavailable
  • Assisting in the completion Workshop asset and stock counts on a rolling and annual basis
  • Completing all administration documents and inputs to IT systems in a timely and accurate manner and following all workshop procedures, e.g. purchase orders, repair logs, etc.
  • Using the Depot’s IT systems to effectively process administration work
  • Contributing to regular reviews led by the Workshop Manager/ Foreman to improve the Workshop’s service levels, performance and productivity
  • Conducting additional ad hoc duties as may be designated by the Workshop Manager/ Foreman from time to time
  • Following all Company procedures, rules and policies set out in company handbook and employment contract e.g. Health and Safety Policy


About the company

Speedy are the leading provider of hire products and supporting services to the construction, industrial and infrastructure sectors. We have a network of over 200 depots across the UK and Ireland, and over 3000 people who offer a nationwide service and look after the largest hire fleet in the market.

We also lead in health, safety and sustainability.  We are the safest hire provider, based on accident and industry rates, and have the lowest carbon footprint in the industry.  Our hire fleet also includes an increasing range of green option products, helping our customers improve their energy efficiency and reduce their environmental impact.

Vision, mission and values:

Our vision is to become the best company in our sector to do business with and the best to work for.

Our mission is to provide safe, reliable hire equipment and services to enable successful delivery of customer projects.

  • Safe – the first priority in everything we do
  • As One – working together to collectively achieve our goals
  • Innovative – to continuously improve
  • Driven – to deliver first class customer service