Trainee Engineer – Gillingham, Kent

Location Gillingham, Kent

Duration Full Time, Permanent

Salary Starting Salary of £15-£17 per hour depending upon experience, + Overtime + Callout

Hours Average of 39.5 hours per week, 5 days on and 3 days off, 7.30am to 5pm. Working weekends and bank holidays is a requirement.

MEMS Trainee Engineer

About us
MEMS Power Generation is one of the leading generator rental suppliers in the UK, specialising in temporary power solutions with over 45 years of experience. Operating 24/7, they supply temporary power solutions for a diverse range of customers, including small businesses through to blue-chip multinational organisations and utility companies. They are the supplier of choice in the UK power rental market focused on sustainability, with a mission to be the company that best understands their customers’ needs for temporary power solutions while providing superior service levels.

About you
You will have at least 2 years practical working experience within an engineering or workshop environment. Experience working with engines is preferred. You will pride yourself on your excellent customer service skills and “can do” attitude. You will ideally have a natural interest in engineering and ‘how things work’. It is an essential requirement to have a full drivers licence; good communication skills; positive work ethos and be physically fit.

About the role
You will assist with the undertaking of all aspects of generator maintenance and repair on a reactive and proactive basis alongside our team of engineers who have a wide range of skills; experience and knowledge within the generator industry. Work will be carried out at our workshop and depot in Gillingham and on customers premises which will include some face to face customer service.


  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance increasing through company loyalty program
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Paid Volunteering Days
  • Wellbeing Related Benefits
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Free Parking & Refreshments


Key responsibilities

  • Assist with Mechanical/ electrical repairs and rebuilds
  • Generator Service and maintenance on and off site
  • Reactive repairs
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Training of apprentices
  • Fault finding / diagnosis and rectification
  • Testing and inspection of equipment
  • Preparation of project specific rental applications
  • Commissioning
  • Telephone support and guidance for other employees
  • Research and development of new mechanical products
  • Maintain H&S; Quality and Environmental Standards as per the relevant Regulations and Manuals;
  • Maintain high standards of good housekeeping at all time

This is an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Engineer who is looking to develop their skills, knowledge and experience whilst working for a progressive company at the forefront of power generation.

Working outside of normal hours will be a requirement for which overtime will be paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate once the probationary period is passed.

We aim to employ motivated people to continue to represent MEMS as an employer of choice whilst delivering exceptional service to our customers. If you believe you have the attributes to join our team, please click here to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that all employees complete our screening process which includes a criminal check. Please read our Candidate Policy