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UPS Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Power Generation & Renewable Energy

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35,000 depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Connor Ferrier

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  • Published:

    over 4 years ago

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UPS Field Service Engineer/Apprentice

Experienced UPS field service engineer with minimum 2yrs in the UPS industry/electronics/electrical, or electrically biased engineer within an apprenticeship in their 2nd/3rd year.

Formal and relevant Electronics & Electrical Qualification essential.

Must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of various makes of UPS and peripherals.

To work as part of a team based at our Head Office in Leeds to install, commission, repair and service a variety/make of UPS systems, inverters, etc. from 1kva to 800 kva, in a wide variety of commercial and industrial environments across the UK.

On call rota, unsociable hours working and overtime required.

Must have clean UK drivers License.



Role within company – to work as part of a team, sometimes in pairs or groups, mostly alone once trained, to cover all aspects of ups dept work both field and bench.This may sometimes run into assisting generator or electrical staff (PPS) Generally the work is pro active and scheduled but we are essentially reactive and may be sent anywhere in the U.K. at anytime. Normal week Mon-Fri with on call 24/7 on a rota basis. This also includes non-technical duties such as maintaining field spares kit, cleaning vehicle or workshop and administration.

The job covers 4 main areas:

  1. Service inspections - these are normally scheduled and consist of inspecting and testing of a ups and batteries for correct operation. This will require live measuring and recording of AC/DC Volts and Amps and interpretation of findings. Some routine maintenance may be carried out, ie replace fans or batteries.

  2. Installations – scheduled- may involve driving fork lift truck, 7.5 ton lorry with tail lift. Using pallet truck and /or stairclimber to deliver and position ups and battery cabinets. May involve fitting switchgear to wall and terminating single or three phase tri rated or armoured cable. Final connections to UPS including checking phase rotation etc. May involve positioning and linking large quantity of batteries in multi strings. Setting up and commissioning of ups.

  3. Battery / ups replacements – battery replacement is a regular ongoing procedure. It may involve carrying heavy batteries some distance where access is poor. Up to 128 is not uncommon. The old ones have to be disconnected and removed from site for disposal, then the new ones fitted and connected.

  4. Fault finding and repair – This is the last area to learn and engineers will only be exposed to this once experienced enough

  5. Workshop repairs – these are carried out where necessary on ups’s brought in from sites.