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Careers at Northern Balance

At Northern Balance, we are looking to expand our team and require motivated professional people to deliver expert advice and first class service and support every time.

We are proud to be the leading UKAS accredited weighing specialists in the North of England. Our skilled team are trained in all aspects of weighing technology, from ultra-micro balances to high capacity industrial scales and everything in between, and undertake regular training to keep their product knowledge and technical abilities up to date.

Our work covers the supply, service, calibration and repair of balances and scales from analytical balances through to industrial check-weighers and everything in between.

Current Vacancies

Service Engineer (North East Office)
Sales Administrator (North East Office)
Service Engineer (Yorkshire Office)
Technical Sales Manager (North East Office)
Workshop Engineer (North East Office)

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to careers@northernbalance.co.uk with the role you are applying in the subject line.

Service Engineers – Gateshead

We are now looking to expand our team and require motivated professional Service Engineers to help ensure our customers receive excellence every time and we continue to grow as a business.

Competitive
Salary

Company Vehicle & Fuel Card

Performance Bonus

Company
Pension

Laptop & Mobile Phone

Service Engineer Role & Responsibilities:

  • Service and calibration of weighing equipment
  • Completion of calibration certificates
  • Preparation of UKAS calibration worksheets
  • Delivery of new/repaired equipment
  • Repair of weighing equipment
  • Engaging with customers in our product offering
  • Promotion of Northern Balance’s services to potential customers
  • Manual handling of weights and weighing equipment

Skills Required:

  • Engineering/Electrical/Electro-Mechanical Background Preferred
  • UKAS Knowledge Preferred
  • Excellent Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving & Diagnostic skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • IT Literate
  • Full Valid UK Driving Licence

Competency Requirements:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Technical Excellence
  • Customer Excellence

Location

Based at our North East Office in Gateshead, Tyneside

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Service Engineers – Leeds

We are now looking to expand our team and require motivated professional Service Engineers to help ensure our customers receive excellence every time and we continue to grow as a business.

Competitive
Salary

Company Vehicle & Fuel Card

Performance Bonus

Company
Pension

Laptop & Mobile Phone

Service Engineer Role & Responsibilities:

  • Service and calibration of weighing equipment
  • Completion of calibration certificates
  • Preparation of UKAS calibration worksheets
  • Delivery of new/repaired equipment
  • Repair of weighing equipment
  • Engaging with customers in our product offering
  • Promotion of Northern Balance’s services to potential customers
  • Manual handling of weights and weighing equipment

Skills Required:

  • Engineering/Electrical/Electro-Mechanical Background Preferred
  • UKAS Knowledge Preferred
  • Excellent Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving & Diagnostic skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • IT Literate
  • Full Valid UK Driving Licence

Competency Requirements:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Technical Excellence
  • Customer Excellence

Location

Based at our Yorkshire Office near Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Sales Administrator – Gateshead

We are now looking to expand our team and require a motivated Sales Administrator to help us achieve our sales growth while maintaining our customer excellence.

Competitive
Salary

Performance Bonus

Company
Pension

Sales Administrator Role & Responsibilities:

  • Raising Quotations
  • Dealing with New and existing Customers to generate and increase sales
  • Liaising with Suppliers
  • Raising Purchase Orders
  • Answering the telephone and dealing with customer queries, etc.
  • Assisting in driving the business forward in a professional manner
  • Filing and general secretarial/administrative duties

This list is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out additional duties as and when requested.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Well organised and able to use own initiative
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent numeracy & Literacy skills
  • IT Literate
  • Excellent Telephone manner
  • Attention to Detail
  • Sage Experience (Desirable)

Competency Requirements:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Customer Excellence

Location

Based at our North East Office in Gateshead, Tyneside

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Technical Sales Manager – Gateshead

We are now looking to expand our team and require an ambitious Senior Technical Sales Manager to drive our business to the next level

Competitive
Salary

Company Vehicle

Performance Bonus

Company
Pension

Laptop & Mobile Phone

Senior Technical Sales Manager Responsibilities:

  • Develop Sales across the UK with initial focus on the North East & Scotland
  • Managing & Developing business new and existing customer base
  • Building partnerships with OEM’s
  • Attending Industry Events
  • Ensuring Sales budget is achieved
  • Handling both technical and commercial enquiries from customers
  • Identifying new business opportunities
  • Provide Monthly Action Plan to Senior Management

Person Specification:

  • The successful applicant will be an experienced technical sales professional ideally within the weighing industry.
  • You will have a good B2B commercial sales background with strong field sales skills
  • Able to present our full product range in detail to Quality, Procurement and End Users
  • You will ideally have worked within a UKAS environment and be technically minded.
  • You will be self-motivated and driven to succeed as this is a real opportunity to stamp your own mark on a growing business with ambitious plans.

Skills Required:

  • Engineering/Science Degree (Preferred)
  • UKAS Knowledge
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent Presentation Skills

Location

Based at our North East Office in Gateshead, Tyneside

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Workshop Engineer – Gateshead

We are looking to expand our team and require enthusiastic weighing engineers (field and workshop) to work from our new facility based in Gateshead

Competitive
Salary

Performance Bonus

Company
Pension

Senior Technical Sales Manager Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Service Manager, this position offers a split role between workshop based fault finding, repair, testing and off-site service work

  • Workshop work will include hands-on based assembling, setting up, fault finding, repair, calibration and weight testing
  • Service work will include travelling to customers premises to set up, test or install weighing machines with direct customer communication and the responsibility of fault finding and solving real-time issues on site
  • Completion of calibration certificates, managing goods in and out, stock control and workflow within the workshop will also form part of your weekly routine

NB: The testing of weighing equipment is physical and requires lifting of weights on a daily basis.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A confident common-sense problem solver with excellent people skills
  • Must have electro-mechanical engineering skills
  • Must be flexible working in a workshop and field service role
  • Methodical with a keen eye for detail
  • Able to work as part of a team or alone using own initiative
  • The ability to focus on deadlines, quality and accuracy.
  • Will live in a commutable distance of Gateshead

Person Specification:

Ideally, you will have experience in the weighing industry and a good understanding of quality management systems.

We are looking for is a person with a positive “can do” attitude, who has excellent customer service and communication skills. Northern Balance has a varied portfolio of weighing solutions and an excellent reputation for providing first class customer service.

Location

Based at our North East Office in Gateshead, Tyneside

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To apply please email your CV and covering letter to careers@northernbalance.co.uk with the role you are applying in the subject line.

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