PAT Testing Job Role: PAT Testing Engineer (self-employed)

PAT Testing Job Role: PAT Testing Engineer (self-employed)

This is an ideal PAT Testing job for someone already trading in the PAT profession looking for a bit more work, without the hassle of having to go looking for it. This pat testing job is for someone who is already self employed.

PAT Testing job

Hello, I am Richard Ayre – DRA PAT Testing is my business. I started it in 2009 and since it has grown steadily. In 2018 I employed Kyle to help me as the workload had increased, initially on a one-day per week but in the past 12 months workload has increased to the point where he is now full time and we’re still experiencing steady growth. 

We’re now at the point where 2 of us are not enough and we need add someone else to the team. We are advertising 3 types of position but only looking to fill one at this point, although we don’t know what the future holds. 

For the employed positions we’d be looking at a contract being put in place, with an agreed plan of minimum one-day per week to start; we are not an exclusive employer so you can work for us and other jobs too, but you will be expected to operate inline with business needs. 

Whatever position you’re aiming for you must be based in North Tyneside or Newcastle, have your own vehicle with business use insurance, and some knowledge of electrical safety/basic maintenance.  

If you are currently self employed as a PAT engineer and looking for extra work this could be a perfect opportunity for you

The role:

-Carry out Portable Appliance Testing for our clients on-site in premises all over the North East of England

Experience: A good understanding about the job role and experience in a similar role would be an advantage (Full company training will be provided).

Qualified to City and Guilds 2377 is essential

Previous PAT Engineer experience, or experience working in the electrical trade would be a benefit.

Full/clean driving license and access to suitable vehicle is essential.

Must have / have access to a computer and printer

Own public liability insurance is essential

A flexible approach to working hours as the job involves working days and nights, early starts, working away from home and some weekend work.

This is a hands-on role and would suit an individual that can work using their own initiative and have a proactive approach to undertake all tasks required,

A conscientious and reliable team player and someone that has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The ability to plan and supervise their own workload,

Able to liaise with clients is also required.

A problem solving and enthusiastic attitude.

Access criminal record bureaue checks Required.

Own equipment or can loan from us

Salary: 50p per item/£15.00 per hour if we provide equipment or 60p per item/£18.00 per hour if you provide equipment and send us your report via Simply Pats/our excel template, based on you achieving 30 items per hour. 

Job Types: Part time, temporary, ‘as and when’.

Location: Our work is predominantly in Tyne and Wear, and we’re based in North Tyneside so we require you to also be based in or near North Tyneside. 

However, if you’re based in other areas, and have your own equipment we may consider you to cover our workload in those areas. 

To apply – email covering letter and CV to

Other positions available to apply for:

Employed PAT tester

Trainee PAT Tester

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About the Author:

I am Richard Ayre, PAT engineer and Owner/Director of DRA PAT Testing Limited, trading since 2009. I am also Operations Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.