AFI group of companies

    Wilson Access (part of AFI-Rentals) is one of the country’s fastest-growing powered access companies and specialises in truck-mounted, tracked and underbridge access equipment. This success of the business has been achieved by nurturing talent, rewarding hard work, and investing in the latest equipment in this specialist part of the powered access sector. If you are looking for a fast-paced and rewarding career, we’d love to hear from you.

    Wilson Access are currently recruiting for a Senior Engineer at the Rothwell depot near Leeds.

    You will be responsible for the smooth-running of servicing together with maintaining our expanding hire rental fleet. This challenging position requires someone with the ability to manage people, work to targets, manage a workshop, and work closely with our busy hire office.

    The salary for this role is 40,000+ DOE.

    About the Role

    • Overseeing and organising the day-to-day running of the workshop and workloads for your team of engineers.
    • Using forward planning to ensure the optimum availability of machinery ready for hire, ensuring machines are serviced, LOLER inspected, PDId, and repaired to schedule.
    • Hands-on preventative maintenance and inspections of machines.
    • Offering help and guidance to your team of engineers to ensure that they complete tasks effectively and efficiently.

    We would welcome applications for this Senior Engineer role from candidates with the following skills or experience: Senior Engineer, engineering, planning, leadership, maintenance, inspection, PDI, LOLER, NVQ Level 2, heavy plant, electronic, hydraulic, diagnostics, communication, CAP. Apply today!


    • 25 days holiday, plus statutory holidays.
    • Inclusion in a profit share scheme.
    • An auto-enrolment pension scheme with employer contributions (from age 22, but voluntary enrolment can be made before this age. Opt-out available).
    • Death-in-Service benefit of 2 x salary.
    • Healthcare cash plan.
    • MyAFI – a comprehensive employee benefits, rewards, and discount programme. Benefits include Cycle2Work Scheme, Aviva private medical insurance, and holiday trading, to name a few.
    • Guaranteed Christmas bonus.

    Essential Skills

    • Minimum NVQ level 2 or equivalent.
    • Competent in electro/hydraulic systems.
    • Experienced in fault-finding/diagnostics.
    • You will be working closely with customers and colleagues, so you must be able to communicate professionally.
    • Able to prioritise tasks in an ever-changing, demanding hire environment.
    • Able to motivate your team by leading from the front.
    • Holds a CAP (Competent Assessed Person) licence for inspecting powered access equipment.

    Desirable Skills

    You should have sound mechanical knowledge in a heavy plant LOLER background, i.e. powered access or forklifts.

    About Company

    AFI-Rentals is one of the UK’s leading powered access rental companies, and we provide everything a person needs to work at height safely. From a modern specialist rental fleet to high-quality training, we are a one-stop shop for the working-at-height industry.

    Our core values are teamwork, customer service, and profitability, and we believe employee professional development is at the heart of our success. Because of this, we are an accredited Investors in People company – and have been for many years.

    We also have a strong emphasis on Health and Safety and are proud to hold various accreditations, such as:

    • ISO9001
    • ISO14001
    • ISO45001
    • 5-Star Achilles BuildingConfidence
    • Gold RoSPA award
    • + more

    Please note that we operate a 2-stage interview process and online testing to screen candidates.