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)
Service Engineer (Yorkshire Office)
Accounts Apprentice (North East Office)
Inside Sales Executive (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 – North England/Scotland

Due to continued expansion, we are looking to recruit experienced field based engineers in the following areas to help ensure our customers receive excellence every time and we continue to grow as a business:

  • North East
  • Scotland
  • North West

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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Account Apprenticeship – North East

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.

Accounts Apprentice Role & Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with customers regarding payment and invoice enquiries & other departments for resolution of queries
  • Managing the accounts email
  • Assist team in monthly stock take
  • Sage50 bank entries & reconciliation
  • Assisting with debt collection
  • General accounts administration and any other duties in keeping with the nature of the position
  • Assistance in preparation of Month End reports
  • Maintaining the sales and purchases ledgers which include the following duties:
    – Raising Purchase orders
    – Checking invoices to delivery notes
    – Posting purchase invoices to Sage50
    – Completing statement reconciliations
    – Posting Sales invoices to Sage50

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

Skills Required:

  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s A*-C or 4-9, including maths and English or equivalent qualifications
  • Previous knowledge of Sage50 is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent Communication & interpersonal skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage a busy workload
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Hard working
  • Friendly

Competency Requirements:

  • Ability to manage a busy workload.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Friendly and outgoing demeanour
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage and build relationships.
  • Strong knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) that are effective and meet business needs
  • Hard working with a view to long-term commitment
  • Previous knowledge of Sage50 is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to use own initiative to improve current internal practices
  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s A*-C or 4-9, including maths and English or equivalent qualifications
  • Should be in the UK for minimum 3 years as the candidate will be pursuing a funded course with the apprenticeship

Location

Based at our North East Office in Gateshead, Tyneside

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Inside Sales Executive  – Gateshead

We are now looking to expand our team and require a motivated Inside Sales Executive to help ensure our customers receive ‘excellence’ every time as we continue to grow as a business.

Competitive
Salary

Performance Bonus

Company
Pension

Inside Sales Executive Role & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Sales Manager and Northern Balance team to implement the company’s sales strategy to achieve company objectives
  • Execute a defined sales process while adapting to each customers situation
  • Identify and qualify relevant new business opportunities through prospecting, Linked In, cold calling, relationship building and emails
  • Build rapport with prospective customers taking on a consultative approach focusing on their needs
  • Diary management for the Sales Manager, arranging meetings according to defined opportunity qualification criteria
  • Manage a list of prospective customers with the status of each opportunity, reporting the status of each opportunity to the Sales Manager and Board of Directors as required
  • Maintain accurate records of sales activity using the appropriate internal systems
  • Ensure open communication is maintained with all relevant stakeholders within the business as appropriate
  • Ensure individual key performance indicators are met

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

Skills Required:

  • Superb communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent sales and account management skills
  • Ability to use own initiative to identify and develop relationships with key decision makers in target organisations
  • A strong team player capable of working towards individual and team targets
  • A polite and friendly manner
  • Hard working, self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • A positive & persistent attitude
  • Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise workload while maintaining attention to detail
  • Computer literate
  • Telesales experience ideal but not essential

Competency Requirements:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Customer Excellence

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.