Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Glasgow
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-30 00:00:00
Reference: SPD/TP/320680/9647
Contact Name: Emma Halliwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2019 11:48

Job Description

Based in the depot, as a Mechanical Engineer with Speedy, you will be a key part of the depot operations. A productive workshop means equipment is always available for our customers, which in turn, keeps the customer happy.

At Speedy we take pride in the safety of our equipment and its availability to the customer, which is why we make sure our Engineers are able to operate at their peak with continuous training courses and regular opportunities to learn new products.

Package description

Competitive salary and 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

On a day-to-day basis, you can expect to be working directly with other engineers in the depot and liaising regularly with drivers and the hire desk team to ensure repairs and maintenance is prioritised effectively.
Hands on, you will find yourself performing mechanical repairs, assembly and servicing on our range of industrial products such as power tools and lifting equipment. 

Whilst your role will need you to demonstrate the responsibility to work alone, we work proudly with a team culture so adaptability and communication are key. Being an Engineer with Speedy will bring great opportunities for you to learn new skills and progress your career, where you can learn from those around you and develop with our award-winning, in-house training courses.


Ideal candidate

At Speedy, we want to help you develop and progress; but we’ll need you to demonstrate these skills and attributes for us to be able to support you…


  • Strong mechanical skills and able to use tools effectively
  • Strong communication skills both verbally & written
  • Able to adapt quickly to support others
  • Commitment  to learn and develop


  • Basic electrical skills (12/24v)
  • Previous experience working within the hire industry or other engineering field
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