Storage Equipment Engineer- Rack Group (South West)

IWS Group Bristol United Kingdom Installation

Company Description


IWS Group is a fast-growing family of specialist industrial product owners and service companies, each of which are market-leaders in their niche. The Group’s range of products and solutions cover workplace safety, impact protection, racking & shelving, recycling, 5S and visual communications, primarily serving the warehousing, logistics and material handling industry, with full turnkey services and a network of distributors across Europe and beyond.


The Rack Group have been established for over 40 years as the UK’s leading pallet racking repair and maintenance professionals. The Rack Group name is synonymous within the industrial storage equipment industry for its continued mission to improve all aspects of safety associated with racking inspections, racking maintenance and racking protection. Over the years we have worked with the biggest names in retail to create bespoke racking repair systems and methods of keeping costs to an absolute minimum. The Rack Groups expertise and dedication to enhancing all safety aspects associated with the use of storage equipment have resulted in a service that meets and, where possible, exceeds the recommendations laid out in European Standards and SEMA guidelines for pallet racking safety.


The Rack Group Ltd is searching for a motivated and ambitious candidate, who is looking for a new career opportunity, to join our team as a Storage Equipment Engineer. The role involves working within a team of engineers, travelling the UK, to complete installations and maintenance of industrial storage equipment. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate at the beginning of their career offering career progression for the right candidate.

The role of a Storage Equipment Engineer (Engineer) will be to work within a small team of engineers, to complete scheduled installation and maintenance works.The company has a nationwide customer portfolio, leading to our engineers travelling the UK to complete works as required. The role will be predominately working away from home, with accommodation and stop out allowance provided. Although the company is based in South Yorkshire we are looking to create a team that can meet our customer requirements in their area of the country.

An engineer will assist and support the Supervisor on site where necessary, to include the preparing of job paperwork, ensuring all relevant RAMS and necessary safety checks are adhered to. As part of their role an engineer will complete on site learning, to build on skills and knowledge pursuing personal development.

Capabilities in problem solving and effective communication are key for this role and will allow those working relationships to grow.


  • Build, repair and maintain industrial storage equipment on site as requested by Supervisor and detailed in job pack.
  • Assist and support the Supervisor on site where necessary, to include the preparing of job paperwork, ensuring all relevant RAMS are adhered to.
  • Ensure all necessary safety checks are completed prior to work commencing, to include PPE and work/access equipment.
  • Timely communicate variations of work to ensure costed and approved.
  • Carry out on site learning to build on skills and knowledge of the industry to pursue personal development.
  • Maintain company tools and equipment, reporting any issues to your Supervisor or PDM.
  • Always thinking of our customer when carrying out duties and ensuring the ‘customer experience’ of purchasing goods and services from the company to induce repeat order potential.
  • Availability to work at our customers convenience this could be days, nights, or 7 days a week. Any work that is outside the usual hours of work will be discussed and offered to team members prior to booking.
  • Working at height and manual handling are a significant part of this role.


  • Good standard of general education backed by a track record of continuing professional development.
  • Able to prioritise, develop work schedule, and influence others to achieve results.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the product, systems of work, installation techniques and construction basics within the racking industry.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the design specifications affecting the safe use of industrial storage equipment.
  • Knowledge of H&S regulations relevant to the industrial storage equipment industry, to include risk assessments and method statements.
  • Full UK driving license would be advantageous.
  • Initiative-taking, hands-on, can-do attitude.
  • Able to work independently and autonomously when required.
  • Diligence, tenacious, persistent, and balanced.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, using communication skills.

Other information

  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
  • £10.71 per hour/ £22,276.80 per annum.
  • Overtime available during the week.
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 25 after 5 years’ service)
  • Health Care Cash Plan (after completion of probation)
  • Company sick pay support scheme (after completion of probation)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (including 1:1 counselling)
  • Group Life Assurance – 2x annual salary (after 5 years’ service)
  • PERKS retailer discount scheme

Vacancy Reference:V1E15A024

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