Career outlook for service engineer
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would set up and fix office equipment so people can get their work done and run an organisation efficiently.
You’d install, maintain and repair equipment like:
- fax machines
You might also deal with computer equipment.
- install new or refurbished equipment
- carry out scheduled maintenance checks
- find and fix faults on site
- fit replacement equipment
- return faulty equipment to a repair centre
- log repairs and write up maintenance reports
People will rely on you to fix problems quickly. You’d need to be able to understand technical diagrams and manuals and be aware of health and safety issues.
You might also train office staff to use new equipment.
This job is often combined with technical sales when you would talk to clients about their business requirements. You’d advise them on upgrades or replacement systems and equipment.
UK employment status
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