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Lift Technician
Lift Technician Lift industry (passenger lifts)Commutable from: Newcastle, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Durham, Middlesbrough Salary: circa £45,000 (depending on experience)Benefits: Company Car, 25 Days Holiday, Company Pension, Life Insurance Job I.D: 18985 I am looking for a skilled Lift Technician of passenger lifts to fault find, diagnose and resolve faults managing customer expectations. You must have at least 5 years working as a Technician in the lift industry. This is a unique opportunity to progress in the lift industry and become a Project Manager. Our client services, repairs and installs all types of lifts including goods, platform and passenger lifts. If you are looking for a lift engineering company that honours your requests to develop your skills, with courses and qualifications and incentives and rewards hard work then this is the company for you.Our client is a well-known supplier of lift equipment in the North of the UK. If you are a skilled Lift Technician that is looking for an exciting, varied role including service and breakdown, exposure to testing and training Engineers from the industry and working for a company that recognises talent and supports career development then this opportunity is for you! The Ideal Candidate:NVQ 3 Qualified Technician or Senior Lift EngineerA minimum of 5 years working as a Service & Breakdown Engineer in the lift & escalator industry, preferably with Technician experienceTechnically minded - electrically, mechanically and hydraulicsA confident, people person for this customer facing role, able to communicate at all levelsA competent, quick thinking individual able to investigate, diagnose and advise both Engineers and customers with product and industry masteryExperience working in North West UKExposure to testing lifts or lift products / equipment Technician Responsibilities:Delivering rapid turnaround solutions to complex problems relating to customer systems, including electronic troubleshooting, delivering work within defined SLA service level on a consistent basis.Managing schedules meeting customer SLAs, acting as the point of escalation for technical faults.Deliver a demanding service contract, covering over 100 lifts in the north WestAchieve response rates to any failure or breakdown to minimise down times.Servicing, Repairing, assisting with commissioning liftsDiagnostic and ReportingCosting Analysis of components - modernisations / refurbishment discussionsOffering technical guidance and advice over the phone for Engineers and customers Lift Technician CharacteristicsExperienced Lift engineer at Tester/Technician level (NVQ Level 3 required)Industry Knowledge & experience (minimum of 5 years)Hardworking, prepared to respond promptly to call-outsFlexible travelling NorthWest of UKCharacteristics: hard working, reliable, good time management skills, customer service, team player Interested? Get in touch today!"This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Ben Marmon on 44 (0) 116 2545411 or email with your resume and questions and I will reply with more detail Find out more
Lift Engineer
Lift Engineer Installation EngineerPlatform LiftsCommutable from: North West - Liverpool, Manchester or North East - Newcastle, MiddlesbroughSalary: £32,000 - £42,000 DOE, OT available, travel paid door to door, phone, 28 days holiday Statutory, Van, fuel paid, company pension, critical illness life insurance Job I.D: 18978 We are searching for a skilled Platform Lift Installer for an approved platform lifts manufacturer.As a Platform Lift Installation Engineer NVQ 2 Qualified as a minimum you will be familiar with most types of manufacturers. You will also be used to travelling as part of your job and happy travelling from North West England across to the North East of England. The patch of the role does stretch as far down as Birmingham all travel expenses paid. Plus all night call is covered at an attractive higher rate of pay and overnight accommodation is covered by the company. As a skilled Lift Engineer working in the lift industry, you will be expected to manage your own routes and work on your own or as part of a team on booked Installation projects. Should you know a trusted'Engineer's mate' or used to working with an apprentice you wish to bring with you, this is an option. If you are an experienced Lift Engineer, Lift Installation Engineer, Platform Lift Engineer, Modernisation Engineer, Install Engineer, Service and Repairs Engineer, Service and call-Out Engineer in the lift and escalator industry, lift industry or platform lift industry we want to hear from you! Platform Lift Installer, Lift Engineer, lift service engineer, lift service and repair engineer, lift repair engineer, lift call out engineer, lift industry, lift and escalator industry, lift, lifts, elevator, escalator, lift engineering Lift EngineerInstallation works on platform liftsWorking on equipment installed at universities, cinema's, schools, hospitalsTo provide a high quality personalised serviceAll types and makes of platform liftsDetailed report of the work carried out at each projectIdentification of weak and faulty parts before they cause a problemPriority repair work following a breakdownTake part in overtime to complete work on time The CandidateExperienced Platform Lift engineer (NVQ 2 qualified mandatory)Industry Knowledge & proven experience (minimum of 3 years)Installations experienceConfident with a range of manufacturers is desirableExperience working on standby as part of an on-call rotaPunctuality, keen eye for detail and flexible to work nights is essential Interested? Get in touch today!"This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Ben Marmon on 44 (0) 116 2545411 or email with your resume and questions and I will reply with more detail Find out more
Production Manager
Production Manager This is a great opportunity for a Production Manager to work for a leading recognised brand who manufacture spreaders and trailers into agricultural industry. SummaryThis is a great opportunity for a Production Manager in Suffolk, commutable from Ipswich, Saxtead, Dennigton, Letheringham, Badingham, Wilby and Bruisyard. Paying £45,000 to £55,000 depending on experience. The CompanyThe successful Production Manager will be working forA leading manufacturer of Agricultural trailers and spreadersA growing business who have been trading for over 50 yearsA renowned company who are highly regarded within the Agricultural Industry The CandidateAs the successful Product Manager you are likely to have significant experience in the following At least 5 years experience as a Production Manager within the heavy fabrication industryExtensive knowledge of sheet metal fabricationStrong production planning experienceGrowing an Engineering teamDynamic and flexible personalityEnthusiastic and committed Benefits PackageThe following benefits are available to the successful Production ManagerSalary: £45,000 - £55,000 p.a depending on experiencePension20 days holiday This Production Manager opportunity would suit someone who is looking to relocate to the countryside. About Precision PeopleThis Production Manager role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision cover the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Panel Wireman up to Production Managers.We have many engineering roles around the East Midlands including Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Coalville and Northampton, so get in touch today. Interested? To apply for the Production Manager Position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Natasha Bates on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5pm.2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know. Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system. Ref: Production Manager Find out more
Facilities Maintenance Engineer
Facilities Maintenance EngineerHatfieldDaysContractor - Immediate start£20 per hour A busy manufacturer in the Hatfield area is looking for a facilities maintenance engineer to join their already successful maintenance team. We have just won a new contract and this role could potentially be a permanent opportunity if you would like. However, for now we are looking for contractors to join us to uphold the general building maintenance. The Company:Established for over 115 yearsOver 500,000 employees across the groupSeveral Locations in Europe The Candidate:An experienced facility maintenance engineerFormal qualifications (17th Edition)Strong maintenance backgroundMust be based in, or within a commutable distance from Hatfield Benefits/Package:Training opportunitiesVaried roleOpportunity to go permanentA genuinely exciting company from an engineering point of viewShift allowance depending on what shift you take Interested? To apply for the Maintenance Engineer Position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Guleid Fouad on 0116 254 5411 between 8am - 5pm or drop me an email on and I will get back to you ASAP. 2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system Find out more
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Why Precision People?

We grow our clients' businesses by finding them amazing talent. Based in the Midlands, we have been growing since 2004 and have clients all over the UK and Europe.

Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions, to a wide spectrum of industry sectors, for client organisations nationwide and beyond.

WE PUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE, IN THE RIGHT SEATS, FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. 

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A dynamic talent management and executive search consultancy that provides an integral link between the directors of growing businesses and high achieving candidates. Combining in-depth industry knowledge with the latest in talent resourcing and search methods. 

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Our team is comprised of specialist recruiters who know their industry inside out, ensuring a deep understanding of the specific skills and experience candidates need in order to fill the unique requirements of your vacancy whether temporary, contract or permanent. 

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Learn how to seek, hire and retain amazing talent. The people part of your business is probably where you spend most of your time dealing with difficult situations and having the most headaches. If you want to grow your business, why not hire us to help you?

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  • October 09, 2018

    What does the outside world think of your company? Your employer branding and how it is portrayed controls the person that you hire.

    Here are 7 quick tips: -

    1. Look at your website – what does it say about you? Imagine you were a potential candidate, what impression would you gain purely from your site? Do you look like an attractive company to work for? Compare your site to your competitors, who would you choose, why?
    2. Keep your social media pages up to date with images of your place of work if it’s appropriate. Also add awards, news, and team days out. Link your main site to your social media pages including your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. 
    3. What do your competitors say about themselves – how do you compare? Spend some time researching them on and off line. You can even set up google alerts which will notify you of any changes or news about them. 
    4. Survey your staff. Get them to complete a quick questionnaire on what they like and dislike about working for your company, the results may surprise you! You can then use the results when promoting your business to potential candidates. You might find the smallest of things can make the biggest difference.
    5. News section on your website. Add relevant news about your industry and keep adding stories. This makes your site look current and up to date, making your company appear knowledgeable and a market leader.
    6. Look at your recruitment adverts, - does it make someone want to work for you? How is it actually perceived? Ask colleagues or friends for some honest feedback.
    7. How do your current recruiters, internal and external sell your company to the market? What do they say to explain certain key areas that would be important to the candidates?

    Everyone who comes into contact with your business will have formed an opinion about whether your company is a positive place to work for. Whether they are past and current employees, suppliers or potential new employees. Therefore, your employee branding is very important and must be monitored and maintained to keep it fresh.

    Precision has a step by step process we follow when working with our clients, including looking at a companies employer brand and how we can work together to improve it.

    If you would like to have a chat about how we can help your business improve it's employer brand and deliver the candidates you need to make your business grow, contact us today on 0116 254 5411 or email hello@precision-people.uk. 

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  • September 17, 2018

    Why Do Some People Achieve Their Goals in New Jobs and Others Do Not?

    Statistics indicate a worrying trend that many people fail in new jobs despite the initial promise they show in their interviews. Businesses take a gamble every time a new employee is hired even with apparently good interviewing, selection and training policies.

    Understanding the main reasons why new employees are dismissed can help you avoid this happening to you. The only comprehensive study of employee failure is by Leadership IQ. Their report found that:

    • 46% (just under half) of all newly hired employees fail within 18 months and only 19% achieve unequivocal success.

    • Most surprisingly this research shows that when new hires fail 89% of these are for reasons relating to attitude. Contrary to popular expectation, the primary reason for failure is not a lack of technical skills.

    When assessing hiring failures it is found that people don’t underperform because they lack technical skills. People underperform because they lack soft skills. 

    What Are Soft Skills?

    Soft skills can be acquired but cannot be specifically taught or evaluated.

    Examples of soft skills are:

    • Strong and professional communication skills
    • Time management
    • Organisational skills
    • Reliability, sense of responsibility and job commitment
    • Motivation and teamwork

    While hard skills are necessary for any position, soft skills are crucial in the successful utilisation of hard skills in achieving employment goals. Most employers value mind set or the ability to think critically and make logical decisions. These skills shape how you respond to situations.

    Many employers set great store by employees who are determined, dependable, innovative, and collaborative. Soft skills are subjective and are associated with personal attributes and character. Soft skills are often described as people skills or interpersonal skills revealing how one relates and interacts with other people.

    What Are Hard Skills?

    While, in contrast, soft skills are a complete collection of our social, communication and self-management ability that enable us to work and integrate into a work place.

    Soft skills are the capabilities that enhance or emphasise the hard skills. It is not that technical skills are unimportant; just that they are much easier to assess and that is why attitude (mindset) is the most important predictor of a new hire’s success or failure.

    Hard skills are specific technical skills based, and these are teachable.

    Some examples of hard skills are:

    • Academic qualification such as a degree

    • Proficiency in computer programming

    • Customer Service experience

    • Speaking a foreign language

    • Operating a type of machinery

    Most companies do a good job of judging candidates’ technical skills. Some conduct day-long interviews focused on complex manufacturing methods, project management skills, and data analysis. Then, in the last half an hour, the interviewer will ask some non technical questions, often as an afterthought.

    Hard skills are usually related to professional knowledge, tools or techniques that allow us to work within our profession.

    Most Interviewers Find Soft Skills Difficult To Assess

    Some of these could be:

    • Repeatedly completing high-quality work on time

    • Persuading others to consider different technical points of view

    • Coaching and being coached on technical and non-technical matters

    • Working successfully for a variety of managers, each with their own individual style

    • Remaining flexible enough to handle rapidly changing design requirements, yet still hitting deadlines

    • Making tough decisions with limited information and often dealing with ambiguity

    • Challenging conventional wisdom and authority

    • Helping team members who are struggling

    • Taking over without being told that a project is in trouble

    • Managing multiple projects to a timeline

    • Meeting budget restraints and their implications

    • Prioritising with little direction.

    Most companies find that these all-important questions are not asked, and, with hindsight soft skills are almost always to blame for a person failing to deliver. When asked what makes the best manager in their business, it’s usually that their soft skills make the real difference.

    If soft skills are not discussed, you could easily find that some candidates with extraordinary soft skills have been excluded because they didn’t meet the company’s benchmark for technical standards.

    These are the people who could have become your best managers. To assess the area of soft skills, the role has to be reviewed in order to list the soft skills relevant to reduce the probability of job failure or under performance.

    How To Identify Candidates’ Soft Skills

    Some headlines that could be assessed are:

    Planning - How do you work out what your top priorities are?

    Initiative - Describe the most recent situation where you found you had a work related problem. What did you do to resolve it?

    Communication - Have you ever given instructions that someone didn’t follow? If so, why do you think that happened?

    Integrity - Have you had to deal with a coworker who wasn’t pulling his or her weight? If so, what did you do about it?

    Leadership - Did you ever need co-operation from a group over which you had little authority? If so, how effective were you?

    Persuasiveness - What strategies have you found work best when trying to sway someone to your point of view?

    Sales - Describe the main types of people you target. What approach do you use for each group?

    At Precision we have embedded soft skill assessments into our client hiring processes by identifying the non-technical skills required for a position. These non-technical skills and assessments are integrated into the interview process.

    The interviewer introduces the measurement of non-technical skills early in the interview process, rather than leaving this critical area to the end.

    By using this strategy, potentially great hires wouldn’t be inadvertently excluded. One of the best ways to tell if applicants have the skills to perform specific tasks is to directly ask how they’ve used those skills in the past.

    To find out more please contact us for an informal discussion of how you can lower your hiring failure rate and make a real difference to your business on 0116 254 5411 today. 

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  • September 06, 2018

    Precision People, the specialist recruitment consultants in the sectors of Engineering, Technical, and Sales recruitment and operating for over fourteen years, are going from strength to strength with the recent creation of a bespoke training academy.


    The Precision Academy, consists of a 6-month training course based within a purpose-built room, includes a structured plan of training & activities to give trainees all the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to launch a successful career in the recruitment industry. Supported along the way by a trainer and an additional external trainer who visits once a week.

     

    Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Vanessa commented:-   

     

    “Having not previously worked in recruitment, Precision Academy has been seamlessly paving the way for me to transition into a full 360 recruitment role through a well-thought-out, step-by-step approach. In addition to receiving one-to-one training support on a daily basis through on-the-job learning, we also have assigned days that we spend studying industry best practices with a recruitment specialist in an interactive, classroom-style, learning approach. Having been in training for just over two months, I have already made many successful candidate placements, have a growing client base of my own, and am now being supported by management in carving out my niche area of recruitment expertise.”

    Training & Recruitment Manager Natasha commented:-


    “The Academy has been an amazing success so far, and I am incredibly proud of all of our trainees who’ve come a long way since starting, just a few months ago. Their determination and focused attitude have allowed them to make great progress, already making placements and receiving commision. I have personally found the experience rewarding, learning new things every day about how the industry is changing.”
     

    Trainee, Vanessa concluded:


    “Above all, I admire Precision's values and how we are encouraged to never compromise on integrity or quality in business. I also really enjoy the emphasis placed on mindset and goal-setting in recruitment - it's great to see all the employees pin pictures of their personal goals to the sides of their desks to keep motivation and focus levels high!”
     

    Managing Director, Phil Walker commented:


    “We have designed the Academy with the help of some of the most experienced recruiters and trainers in the US and UK. We’ve put together a robust, quality driven training system that is akin to how the professional environments of law would grow their talent. The six-month program is theoretical and practical applications of best practice that is way ahead of most of the ‘same old’ ways of doing things used by our competitors. We have centred the hiring process on the person’s ability to learn, understand and achieve the critical parts of being a professional recruiter, not what they have done in a previous job or how experienced they are. The whole company has embraced the new academy team, raising our overall standards and success in all areas of the business.”
     

    Precision is currently interviewing for the next three people to offer academy places to this year, so if this sound like the right career for you or someone you know, please make contact as soon as possible, the new team of hires will be starting early October.

    If you are interested, this is the perfect opportunity if you are starting your career or are thinking of making a change.  Get in touch by contacting Natasha Bates, Recruitment Manager on 0116 254 5411.

    This press release was recently published in Recruitment International. 

    Click here to find out more about the academy.

     

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  • July 10, 2018

    As an engineering recruitment agency, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to adapt our approach so that we can secure the right fit for our candidates. In most markets, there are ever-evolving practices that incorporate changing technologies, laws and social parameters and to stay ahead of the competition agencies like ours must adapt to these. So, what are the top 3 recruitment trends of 2018 that our engineering recruitment agency and employers should be considering this year?

    Skills Driving Salaries

    Over the recent years, average salaries have flatlined. However, this is predicted to change due to inflation coupled with current extremely high employment rates. Good news for engineers; the biggest rise is expected in the qualified and technical markets! But with Brexit uncertainty and a weakened pound to contend with, comes a reduction in the supply of labour in the industry, so if you’re struggling to attract talent, you’ll need to be ready to increase your offerings to secure the best candidates.

    New Jobs – New Way of Thinking

    Increasing specialisation in engineering markets, new job titles pop up and our engineering recruitment consultancy must use different approaches to secure the best people. With these new titles comes new tools and channels within the market at an almost daily rate, so it’s important to understand what actually works. By staying in the know with moving markets and adapting thought processes to hiring and retaining staff, employers and recruiters alike can keep up with the changing times and use this to influence their candidate selections.

    Technology Needs Talent

    With technology advancing at a jaw-dropping pace, it’s not uncommon for employers, candidates and recruiters to worry about how intelligent machinery could impact their respective industries- especially engineering firms. As machine capabilities grow, to reap the benefits of them one thing is for sure, human intelligence is still a must. As with the above, new job titles will be created for those manning such technology so ensuring your candidates are technologically adept and forward thinking, as well as reassuring them of their value, is vital in retaining strong staff.

    Call us on 0116 254 5411 or email info@precision-people.uk

    Engineering Recruitment Consultant | Precision People

     

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