Falkirk Hire Boats Marine Technician/Engineer

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: Circa £25,000 plus allowances

Location: Falkirk Wheel

Scottish Canals is an innovative, forward-thinking organisation dedicated to safeguarding a crucial part of Scotland’s heritage whilst stimulating business growth, job creation and income generation by helping to create stronger communities, attract new customers and income and working with and through empowered and motivated people.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Marine Technician to join our small but dynamic team.  This role will ensure the holiday boat fleet is well maintained and repaired to the highest standard and always ensure provision of the highest level of customer service in all aspects of the customer’s journey. This will be split between servicing, diagnosing, and repairing all diesel boat engines, and covering operational duties and customer services on the bankside, such as handovers and customer familiarisation. Participation in the call out rota is required.

The holiday boats consist of 19 narrow beam canal boats, operated for 3 holiday hire companies. Our pace, personality and people make us amongst Scotland’s top visitor attractions. If you’re interested in tourism, travel, international visitors, events, boating and outdoor activities, then this could be the perfect job for you.

Main responsibilities include:

Maintain admin systems for the 19 boats to ensure the smooth running of departing and returning boats
Servicing and diagnostics of diesel engines
Be responsible for managing information from holiday boat companies
Be responsible for complying with all statutory regulations pertaining to operating the holiday boats
Support the Holiday Boat Marine Mechanic Team Leader and manager on a daily basis
Skills and experience required:
Qualified engineer/technician
Diagnose faults and repairs, working unsupervised
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
Excellent customer care skills
Experience of steering and propulsion systems, 12V and 240V systems
Welding, plumbing and painting experience advantageous
Full UK driving licence

The role is offered on a permanent, full-time basis. Scottish Canals also offers a generous annual leave entitlement along with enhanced company sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers, salary sacrifice tech-scheme and contributory pension scheme with a matched employer contribution of up to 10%.

Application Deadline: Monday 17/10/2022