Field Technician

Location: Birmingham, UK

Post date: 18th July 2022
Close date: 17th August 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, mechanically mind Field Technician based in the UK. This role has primary technical responsibility for the UK and wider Europe building trust and long-term relationships primarily with our valued dealers and sales personnel.
It involves ensuring installations meet our standards, supporting dealers; particularly on high end automation projects and carries out technical visits to dealers and customers. You will never be short of a challenge in this exciting role. Communication is ‘key’ as you interact face to face on-site, via phone and e mail within market with our dealers, customers and sales team members across the UK and Europe as well as with your UK based manager and NZ based technical support peers, ensuring we provide the ‘complete’ end to end milking solution for our customers. There is also the opportunity to upsell products and services given the high frequency of contact with our farmers as our ever-expanding product line now supports increased automation, milk cooling and effluent/environmental products

• Have minimum 3 years background/relevant experience in a technical role in the agriculture and/or Agri-tech sector
• Be well organised and results orientated person who is confident and comfortable with a high degree of independence
• Be very technically minded and able to demonstrate excellent workmanship and problem-solving skills ’on the job’
• Be an excellent communicator via all mediums
• Build effective and enduring relationships internally and with our customers and dealers externally
• Be logical, practical and have knowledge of the agricultural sector including dairy parlours and associated systems and processes (electrical/electronic knowledge is highly advantageous)
• Be physically fit and enjoys the ‘on farm’ environment
• Have a clean, current, full drivers’ licence
• Be prepared to undertake travel including some weekend work and some travel within Europe (as required) to meet our customer’s needs

• Full on the job training
• Competitive salary and company vehicle
• Good synergies with New Product Development and Sales Teams
• Domestic and some international travel
• Chance to brainstorm and problem solve with global technical team
• Opportunity to further develop your career
• Great sector
• Recognition of Long service

Waikato Milking Systems is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of dairy systems and technology. Our focus is on high performing milking solutions and dairy technology including rotary milking systems, herringbone and parallel systems, dairy automation, milk yield recording, cow identification, animal heat and health systems, sorting and animal management, dairy management systems and milk cooling. Waikato Milking Systems global headquarters and engineering divisions are located in Hamilton, NZ with offices and Warehouses in Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, and China, with agents and customers in every dairying nation in the world.

For further details or for a confidential discussion contact Simon Hoare, Regional Sales Manager (UK South & South Africa) on +44 (0) 7508417698, or apply directly with online. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.