Mechanical Field Engineer – Mining and Quarrying

Location: Regional, Midlands sites to offices in South West

Salary: £37k to £48K DOE

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week, usually between the hours of 8.30- 5.30, flexibility is required

Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Company Vehicle, Support to improve relevant qualifications and/or with the relevant chartership body. and discretionary bonus scheme.

Our client is a well-established specialist in the design, installation, service and support of mineral process systems covering a wide range of process plant and applications, in the mining and quarrying industries.

They hold AVETTA and ISO 9001 accreditation and have been providing high quality equipment and plant for the mineral process industry since the business was formed in 1984.

In this time frame they have grown to be a highly successful business with an enviable client portfolio.

Over the last few years, the business has expanded to complete a number of projects across various countries and continues to expand its operations within the UK in a number of areas.

In order to achieve this, our client is looking for an experienced and highly motivated field-based engineer to supervise the installation and commissioning of new plants and service existing installations throughout the UK and Ireland.

The successful candidate will work closely with the longstanding team across the UK and have experience in the mining and quarrying industries, SHEQUAL & environmental regulations and other relevant legislation.

Tasks will cover supervision of installation, commissioning new plants and servicing of existing installations throughout the UK and Ireland, with opportunity for overseas travel. 

In addition to this our Mechanical Field Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Visiting quarries/sites across the UK, predominantly in the Midlands to: audit, assess process plant condition, commission and supervises the installation of process equipment.
  • Work with the team to assist in providing mechanical engineering solutions
  • Proficient in the use and ability to read 2D and 3D Autocad drawings with some knowledge of sand and gravel processing equipment.
  • Maintaining customer relationships including dealing with any queries or problems.
  • Report to the directors on progress monthly.

You should have the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • You will typically have 15- 20 years industry experience in mining, quarrying or recycling plants.
  • A good technical understanding of Mechanical engineering with practical field- based engineering skills is essential.
  • You will have solid experience bulk aggregate or mineral processing plants with a or comprehensive knowledge of SHEQUAL & environmental regulations and other relevant legislation.
  • Relevant Engineering qualification in Mechanical Engineering to HND level or time served apprenticeship NVQ or City and Guilds qualification in plant maintenance or mechanical engineering
  • Strong IT skills and ability to use MS Office suite
  • Ability to the use 2D drawings using Autocad, although you will not be required to design or amend plant or equipment/drawings.
  • A professional and positive approach and a willingness to commit to a task through to completion.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in English in order produce reports?
  • Excellent customer-engagement skills.
  • Be highly organised with sufficient engineering knowledge to question, listen and learn when needed.
  • The ability to work very effectively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and problem solve.
  • Some project management experience.
  • The ability to think creatively and be able to develop innovative solutions.
  • A good basic understanding of mineral processes and instrumentation, however training on our equipment applications will be provided.
  • Have a full driving license – you must be able to drive to client sites if required.
  • Relevant Engineering qualification HND In Mechanical Engineering or time served apprenticeship NVQ or City and Guilds qualification in plant maintenance or mechanical engineering.


Whilst our HQ is based in the South West the role is field based and as our clients have a national presence, travel is essential across the whole of the UK and Ireland although there will be a key focus on the Midlands.

The position will involve working on projects for a range of clients including national and international and some major blue-chip organisations.

The role will some time spent in the office but predominately working on site at clients’ premises.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role, forward an up to date copy of your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you would be suited for the role to