Field Service Engineer

Field Service Engineer Vacancy

We're Recruiting!

Are you a Field Service Engineer, a time-served Mechanic or an Engineer with electro-mechanical experience? Are you passionate about working to high standards while delivering excellent customer service?

Are you interested in developing your career with a high-profile role as a Compressor Service Engineer for a progressive, innovative, successful and established Scottish business?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our expert team of specialist engineers.


We seek an experienced Compressed Air - Field Service Engineer to be based out of our busy Perth - Sales & Service Centre. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to join our busy, professional, and expanding team, assisting with the expert service, installation, and maintenance of our quality compressed air equipment, systems, and solutions at our customers' sites.

Travelling and working primarily across Perth and Kinross, Angus and Fife, you may occasionally be required to travel to customers that are further afield to provide service support and technical guidance, ensuring health and safety compliance and safe work systems are maintained at all times.


Ideally, applicants should either be a compressor engineer, a time-served mechanic or an engineer with electro-mechanical experience, holding a current UK driving licence and relevant engineering qualification or being able to demonstrate the experience and skills from a similar position.

Previous experience in the compressed air industry is desirable and preferred but not necessary. However, evidence of formal technical training by means of apprenticeship or equivalent is desirable, together with a minimum of two years of practical experience working without direct supervision.

A sound engineering background with transferable experience and skills would be beneficial, although training will be provided for the right candidate. Applicants should also have excellent communication and organisational skills while demonstrating a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a ‘hands-on’ approach to their responsibilities.


Responsibilities of this interesting role include the following:

  • Provide 24/7 expert service, installation and breakdown support to existing and new customers.
  • Build rapport with customer account contacts and business owners.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction.


Ideally, applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • At least two years of practical field service experience with industrial equipment or a similar technical product.
  • Transferable knowledge and skills from a sound industrial or engineering background.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to preventative maintenance and quality installations.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, a positive ‘can do’ attitude, and a ‘hands-on’ approach to their responsibilities.
  • A willingness to contribute to the success of our business and achieving growth.


In addition to the above, we are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Good time management and organisation.
  • Good communication and IT proficiency.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure as an individual and as part of a busy team.
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).


In addition to a generous salary of approx. £40-£42k plus the opportunity of overtime, ‘on call’ and weekend payments, we provide a structured training plan; the opportunity for career development; 25 days paid holiday plus 7 statutory days; a discretionary company bonus; a pension scheme, private healthcare, life insurance cover and a company vehicle.

To apply for a role with us, you must reside in the UK, be eligible to work in the UK and hold a full, preferably clean, UK driving licence.

If you would like to apply for this interesting Field Service Engineer role and have the necessary skills, enthusiasm, and experience, please email your CV with a cover letter introducing yourself and briefly explaining what interests you about this opportunity to join the Kerr Compressors team to:
Mr Cameron Kerr, Director -

Closing date for applications is currently Friday 1st March 2024

Kerr Careers & Sales Vacancy


Award-winning compressed air, nitrogen generation and fluid power specialists in Scotland for over 40 years and 5 Star Rated on Google, we provide expert, professional assistance and advice for all makes and types of air compressors and compressed air equipment.

Four established and highly regarded Sales & Service Centres in Glasgow (Head Office), Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness, contribute to our success in Scotland as a respected supplier of compressed air systems and services. Our Sales & Service Centres offer a diverse range of quality compressed air products, services and solutions, delivering low compressed air costs with maximum availability.

You will find our energy-saving systems and installations throughout Scottish businesses and industries. Our expert team of specialist compressed air engineers is multi-skilled, factory-trained, and has a wealth of experience installing, servicing, and maintaining compressed air systems.

From simple modifications of existing installations to designing and installing complete new compressed air systems, all of our work is completed within the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) Knowledge Base and 'Best Practice Guides’ and in accordance with the Pressure Systems Regulations 2000.

We are committed to continued investment in our people, equipment, technology, infrastructure and processes. In addition, we provide expert training while encouraging personal learning and development to nurture and encourage our employees to build professional career paths.

Established in 1980, we have been the sole Industrial Authorised Distributor in Scotland for KAESER Compressors / HPC Compressed Air Systems since 1990. Since their inception, we have achieved the HPC Authorised Distributor of the Year Award for 13 consecutive years (2010/11 to 2022/2023). In addition, we are the preferred partner and approved distributor for a range of market-leading supply partners and quality products.

You can find further information regarding our company and our experience, plus details of our quality products, parts, solutions and services, here on our website and by visiting our LinkedIn page to view our recent posts.

Alternatively, please CLICK HERE to view our KERR CORPORATE BROCHURE

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