Airside Battery Engineer

  • 2
  • Full-time

Company Description



Location: London Heathrow Airport


Salary: £25k pa


Our client is an award winning Industrial Battery Company. Due to continued growth we are looking to recruit Service Engineers in the South East.

Ideally you would have electro / mechanical experience with a clean driving licence. Common sense approach is a must! You would be working independently and as part of a team servicing, installing and maintaining industrial batteries and chargers. You may also be required to become involved in the servicing of electrical vehicles. We work at the world’s busiest airport looking after clients needs; it can at times be a pressurised but rewarding role. You would need to have a fully traceable 5 years working history for security clearance.

Salary would be in the region of £20-£25k dependant on experience.


Physical requirements of the post

To be fit and able

Physically fit to perform heavy manual work and dexterity to perform intricate works


Have a smart professional manner and appearance




Electrical knowledge, mechanical knowledge preferably to HNC standard.


Previous or relevant experience / training necessary


Experience in an industrial maintenance.

Knowledge of industrial batteries.

Previous experience working in an airport.

Aptitudes and skills required


Problem-solving and faultfinding skill.

Must have good communication and interpersonal skills, as work commonly brings operative into close contact with customers.

Must be able to work within a small team of people and also be able to work independently as required during the working week.

Literate and numerate



Personal qualities/ temperament



Calm and able to deal with pressure.

Committed and self-motivated.

Adaptable to needs of the service

To be dependable and reliable

Versatile and flexible


Special requirements of the post



Hold a driving licence.

Clean criminal record

Possible out of hour works

Preferably clean


Physical Effort

Frequent manual handling of heavy equipment and material loads often exceeding 25kg one or more occasions per shift on average.

Frequent topping up of batteries every shift

Occasional requirement to lift heavy loads for several long periods per shift when replacing large batteries, sometimes within confined spaces with restricted access. 

Ongoing physical exertion to complete tasks.

Ongoing requirement every shift to transport bulky and/or unbalanced loads to and from place of work involving carrying / walking.

Mental Effort

Frequent requirement for concentration every shift whilst working on batteries.  Written/verbal instructions and working with engineering drawings. 

Continual unpredictable workload.  Rectify the situation speedily and safely.

 Inspecting equipment and writing reports.

Emotional Effort/Communications

As front line maintenance operatives, exposure to customers during each shift. 

There is an ongoing requirement to communicate with customers at differing levels in achieving delivery of maintenance. 



Working Conditions.

Working outside in all conditions

Working conditions sometimes in restricted access areas.