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Automatic Gate and Barrier Engineer.

Employment Type: Full Time.

Contract Type: Permanent.

Location:  North West

Career Level: Minimum 3-year industry experience.

Salary: Up to £27,000 to £30,000 per year + overtime.

Job Description:

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Automatic Gate/ Barrier Engineer to join our existing team. The successful applicant will ideally have a proven minimum of a 3-year history working in the gate and barrier industry, gaining a DHF qualification.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Daily responsibilities include attending service visits, pre-planned maintenance, and emergency call-outs to the gates & barriers of our customers based across predominantly the North West area, however cover may be required on a National level from time to time.
  • Fault finding, repair of gates, barriers & associated accessories.
  • Submitting recommendations to allow the office to generate quotations, using our Job Logic app.
  • Installation of new parts, accessories & furniture.
  • Liaising with the office to relay up to date important information on field activities.
  • Attendance at monthly engineers meetings in the company head office (Wirral, Merseyside).
  • Working both on your own and with other engineers when required.
  • Respond to reactive repairs and breakdowns within set response times and work towards company KPI’s.
  • Strive to First Time Fix on all reactive jobs.
  • Provide technical support to office staff and clients when required.
  • Comply with statutory Health and Safety obligations at all times.


  • Experience with the service & repair of gates & barriers.
  • Experienced also preferred in a secondary discipline such as automatic doors / roller shutters.
  • Gate and Barrier DHF certified.
  • Full UK driving license.
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and administration skills.
  • A flexible and positive approach is expected to help us meet and exceed our customer’s often demanding needs.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain long-lasting relationships with customers, suppliers & subcontractors.
  • Good understanding of health & safety.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills – this role will require working to customer deadlines.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Flexibility within the weekly workload and the ability to work overtime when required.
  • Able to cover the out of hours on call rota.
  • Solid technical background, with understanding and hands-on experience in the entrance system industry.
  • Ability to report clear concise information to the operations department.


  • Hold a mechanical, technical or construction qualification.
  • Hold BS EN 16005 or BS 7036 Authorised technician card.
  • Hold a DHF diploma.
  • DBS check.
  • PASMA/ IPAF qualified.
  • Blue or Gold CSCS Card holder.
  • Electrical/ wiring qualifications.
  • NVQ in a related subject.

We offer

  • Excellent rates of pay.
  • Overtime available.
  • Company van, equipment, mobile & workwear.
  • Annual leave: 20 days, plus bank holidays.
  • Extra 3 days holiday incentive scheme.
  • Full training & support.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Competitive salary.
  • NVQ scheme available.
  • Specialist construction training courses such as PASMA, IPAF, IOSH etc. (where applicable to the candidate’s job role).

About Us

  • JPF is a forward-thinking, growing company established in 1997 with strong ties to the local community.
  • We have a team of highly knowledgeable individuals with the experience and technical expertise to ensure we are the best at what we do!
  • We strive to create a positive work environment full of happy, engaged employees who all work towards one cause. We’re all part of the same team and we work together to ensure everyone feels supported in their role, competent to complete their job and committed to providing the best level of service we can!
  • We reward those who work hard to prove themselves! Many of JPF’s higher level management and board members all began their JPF careers in other jobs and have worked their way up to the roles they have today
  • We have a great reputation in our local community, working with a huge array of clients from the big to the small! We care about quality and ensuring we deliver the best service we can to our customers!
  • Our state of the art manufacturing facilities and technical knowledge ensure we are competitive in our marketplace and allow us to lead the way in design and innovation!

Why choose us

  • Join a successful and growing business full of innovative thinkers, team players and hard workers. We’re a thriving and dynamic company committed to employee engagement and satisfaction all round! We know our staff make JPF the company that it is and we would be nothing without the JPF team!
  • We provide all our staff with the training they need to be able to complete their jobs including both internal (in our in-house training facility) and external training. From NVQ’s to Diplomas, Specialist Leadership and Management Courses to Specialist industry courses such as ADSA, DHF etc., JPF are committed to improving our employee’s skills and making them into better people!
  • We offer a generous holiday allowance with the chance to add an additional 3 extra days per year if you aren’t off sick the year before – plus an additional day for every year you work for the company!
  • We have Payday pizza – seriously we all get dominos on the last Friday of every month – Pizza!

To apply please send CV and covering letter to our HR team

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    East Cheshire NHS Trust (Laurence Edwards, Estates officer)
  • “Edge Hill University have been using ADC for the installation, servicing and reactive repairs of our automatic doors for a number of years. The work they have carried out is neat, tidy and has been delivered to a high standard. Site Engineers are always well presented, polite and communicate in a professional manner, Customer Service Excellence is a core requirement for Edge Hill University. I would not hesitate to recommend (working with) The Automatic Door Company. Technical enquiries are always responded to in a prompt manner, with Administrative Staff willing to help in any way they can.”

    Edge Hill University (Mark Burton, Facilities Manager)
  • “On a busy university campus its vital that the infra-structure runs smoothly. ADC have maintained and repaired the doors here for many years, giving us a very dependable service at a competitive price, and moreover total piece of mind.”

    Edge Hill University (Colin Francis, Maintenance Supervisor)
  • “ADC have serviced our automatic doors for a number of years now and we would highly recommend their service. They are quick to respond to enquiries and maintain a professional demeanour when on site. Their skilled engineers are friendly and always willing to go out of their way to help with any issues or queries we may have. We are very happy with the service ADC provide and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”

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    Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Glyn Greenwood, Assistant Building Management Officer)

Areas we serve

With over 20 years of experience as the UK's leading automatic door specialist, we have expanded our services to span across England, Wales and the South of Scotland. We manufacture and install a range of doors systems, including automatic doors, roller shutters and gates and barriers, as well as offering automatic door service and maintenance contracts and repairments.

From Liverpool to Manchester, to Southampton and Bristol, and everywhere in between, our professional installation team will deliver customised automatic door solutions that meet your project requirements and budgets.

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