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Location: London, England, United Kingdom 
Job ID: 76028 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with a proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernise the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Service Technician- Escalators

We are currently recruiting for a Service Technician-Escalators on Day Shifts to join our Team based in Northfleet working on a 4 on, 4 off basis. They will carry out planned preventative maintenance regimes as determined by the contract terms to on portfolio lift/escalator equipment and be responsible for completion of Schindler safety inspections and closure of any open non-conformity to current legislation or standards. They will also oversee improvement of equipment condition to improve the time between technical call-backs and reduce lift equipment downtime. Works will also include minor repair work and the lifecycle replacement of components.The successful candidate must adhere to all company safety and conduct procedures and Provide coverage by an ’on call’ rota for out of hours calls, maintenance and repairs.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carry out routine servicing of lift/escalator equipment, including minor repair work and the routine replacement of 
  • components and in accordance with approved company procedures (PPE, PDA, Expert+ etc)
  • To rectify and reduce faults on lift/escalator equipment in cases of breakdown and check to confirm correct functioning.
  • Check the lift/escalator function as part of maintenance, checks to include, speed, motor start/stop, weight, noise,
  • temperature and power supplies using approved company issued tooling and protective equipment
  • Carry out the routine inspection and adjustment of lift/escalator in accordance with approved procedures. Reinstate 
  • lift/escalator and complete service documentation
  • Carrying out more advanced fault finding and diagnostic procedures using a range of techniques, technical manuals 
  • and appropriate test equipment, restoring equipment to service. Competence is required to make effective use of 
  • written or graphical information
  • Carry out site surveys and attend all relevant training sessions to keep up to date on technical knowledge and skills
  • Work in accordance with the Company’s Safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current UK legal requirements and Schindler Group safety requirements, as well as setting a personal 
  • example of safe behaviour.
  • Contribute to the Company safety objectives, where necessary by maintaining/monitoring current safety systems under their direct control and implementing agreed changes (where applicable) to its safety 
  • management system.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience in Lift/Escalator Servicing/ Maintenance/ Repairs preferred 
  • Qualified to NVQ level 3 minimum in Lift/Escalator maintenance or equivalent
  • Willingness to Work towards Schindler Certification Level 3 Red
  • Advanced Electrical and Mechanical knowledge, including Multi-Brand equipment
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and within efficiencies
  • The ability to work independently with a flexible approach
  • Good communication skills at different levels (Client/Service Leader/Inspectors)
  • Manual dexterity - Requires the use of hands, arms and feet for repetitive lifting; use of hands and arms to operate 
  • various hand and power tools and to record written information
  • Proven fault finding and diagnostic skills.
  • Good administration skills and punctuality
  • Full UK driving License

Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organisation where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Send us your application.


At Schindler Group we value inclusion and diversity, and practise equity to create equal opportunities for all. We endeavour that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnic background, colour, religious affiliation, union affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, nationality, genetics and health or disability.



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