We are looking to appoint a new PAT tester to our team.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of electrical equipment safety testing, demand for our services is high, so we are continually looking to expand our team in the North East.

The role will require you to carry out inspection and testing of electrical equipment, and produce results/reports that meet the standards of the business as well as the requirements of British Standards.

PAT engineers can work independent or as part of a team, at customer sites throughout the region. We work in all types of workplace so variety is a big benefit of the working day, meeting new people and new experiences.

What makes us different? Most PAT companies promise you high wages if you meet impossible targets – we’re more realistic. The salary we offer is the minimum you will be paid. You can earn more easily; we pay you door to door, this means from the moment you leave the house until you get home again that evening. The 8 hour working day may or may not include travel time depending on the job(s) assigned to you, so can earn more there. You will be paid mileage at 25p per mile rising to 35p after 12 months service, so again opportunity to earn more.

We pay you ‘per hour’ worked, not salary, so you earn what you work, which fairer for you and gives you more opportunity to earn more. Wages are paid on 1st working day of each month, in arrears. You manage your own timesheet.

Specifics of the role

  • Carry out inspection and testing of electrical equipment, to our quality standard
  • Produce reports to send to the client that meet our quality standards
  • Adhere to company Health and Safety Policies and Practices
  • Act with integrity and professionalism in all communications with clients and colleagues
  • Keep yourself abreast with updates and changes within the industry, and following our training programme maintain your levels of competency with self managed upskill training to ensure you are always working to the required industry standards
  • Travel throughout the region to service our clients.
  • Get 5-star reviews for your work 🙂

Required Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will be currently working as a PAT tester, and Qualified to City and Guilds 2377, however we will consider candidates without qualifications and experience if their application exceeds in all other areas.

  • You must have a full UK driving license and your own vehicle – mileage will be paid
  • Competent computer literacy skills, including understanding of Excel and Outlook; to enable generation and submission of results and reports, and for managing diary and communicating with clients.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, numeracy and literacy
  • Punctuality, flexibility and self motivated
  • Ability to pass an enhanced DBS check

Benefits of Working with us

  • 28 days holiday per annum (pro rata) including Christmas week off, bank holidays etc.
  • Extra day holiday on your birthday (or on a childs birthday if you prefer)
  • Company pension with company contributions
  • Regular team lunches, events, etc.
  • Variety of working in different places

This position is full time, with immediate start available

Salary – Qualified £12.50/hr (equivalent to £26,000.00 Salary) rising to £13.00 /hr (£27,040 salary) on completion of 6-months probation.

Salary – No initial qualification/experience (we will put you through appropriate courses) £12.00 /hr (equivalent to £24,960.00) rising to £13.00 /hr (27,040 salary) when qualified, competent and completed 6-month probation.

Further rises available based on pay scale based on period with the company and targets achieved. Our engineers average £29,000 salary. Remember we also pay fuel on top, which currently averages at £300.00 per month.

We contribute to your company pension, and provide 28 days holiday per year, including Christmas week.

We will provide you with company uniform and PPE (top half), and full testing kit. You’ll need your own vehicle, laptop, trousers and shoes.

If this sounds like a job for you, if you are based in Tyneside or near the borders of, get in touch with us. We want to know who you are in your ‘covering letter’ and why you’d be good for the role, attach your up to date CV and if successful we’ll arrange an initial telephone interview followed by an in person meet.

Email your application to info@draelectricals.co.uk

DRA PAT Testing Team