Inspection & Maintenance Engineer (North)

KOMPAN UK, KOMPAN United KingdomPublished Thursday, June 20, 2024
Application deadline : As soon as possible

The Kompan aftersales department provide on-site inspections, repairs, full refurbishments, and maintenance on any manufacturers’ equipment, even those who have ceased trading. 

We are looking to recruit a playground Inspection & Maintenance Engineer with experience of playgrounds maintenance and repair. We offer the opportunity to join a well-established, growing UK organization, focusing on delivering on-going play inspection and maintenance to our ever-growing existing client base. 

As an inspection and maintenance engineer you will be required to carry out operational inspections and minor repairs in playgrounds across the north of the country (Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire), with regular visits to our northern storage facilities to obtain and store parts. 

The role will include the following:

  • Completion of operational inspections and risk assessments as specified in BS EN1176 using the Play Inspection Company APP or other software the company may choose to use. 
  • To ensure such inspections provide all necessary information for repair quotations to be produced accurately including measurements, quantities, manufacturer details and photographs. 
  • To ensure that inspections are always undertaken in the most efficient manner possible taking into consideration local conditions such as weather, traffic and local events / holidays. 
  • Contacting customers as and when required to advise your intended inspection date / time. 
  • Maintain effective communication with the office.
  • Identifying opportunities for larger repair and refurbishment works.
  • From time to time there may be a requirement to undertake basic corrective repairs these will form part of your responsibility always providing you have appropriate tools and equipment available in your vehicle or obtainable nearby.
  • Carry out repairs to an exceptional standard.
  • To ensure any vehicle stock is replenished as required by requesting replacement items based on usage to avoid out of stock situations. 
  • To provide a stock take of vehicle stock as and when requested. 
  • To manage stock of our northern storage facility and stock updates as and when requested. 
  • To contribute ideas and suggestions for improving the efficiency of your role. 
  • To provide support / training where required to other members of staff. 
  • To maintain all tools / equipment / PPE in good condition and request replacement items or repairs as required. 
  • To wear company branded workwear at all times (branded workwear will be provided). 
  • To clearly display ID badge. 
  • To comply in full with the companies code of conduct at all times. 
  • To maintain your vehicle in line with the company car policies. 
  • To undertake additional training where required. 
  • To always act safely and wear all appropriate PPE for the task set (PPE will be provided).


  • Experience of working within a construction, maintenance or service engineers’ Good customer service and communication skills. 
  • A problem solver with practical skills including experience of woodworking, surface repair, painting and mechanical repairs.
  • Ability to work on own initiative to a high level of accuracy and to meet deadlines.
  • A self-motivated individual who continually keeps abreast of industry and safety requirement changes.
  • Basic IT skills - Use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to travel daily, so a full clean driving license is required.
  • RPII Operational inspection Qualification. (Will consider training for the right candidate).
  • Due to the nature of our business an Enhanced DBS check will be required. 

Personal skills

  • A team player with strong organisational skills, able to collaborate well with others.
  • Able to work autonomously, proactively managing personal workload.
  • A natural multi-tasker, able to track and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Is trustworthy and takes responsibility for managing deadlines, planning tasks for self, seeking input from others, checking details and raising anomalies.
  • Structured and accurate, especially with data input skills, excellent attention to detail is vital.
  • Able to learn quickly ‘on the job’ to comprehend and adjust to new and updated information.
  • A positive ‘can-do 'problem solving attitude.
  • A professional commitment to excellent customer service.

KOMPAN - who are we?

It all began in 1970: A red hen on a bright blue spring. The Crazy Hen, five decades later, has become an iconic modern classic. Today, we are the global market leader in outdoor play and fitness areas. We design, manufacture, and install more than 1,000 playgrounds and fitness sites every month somewhere across 90 countries. That is one installation every 44 minutes!

A sense of pride and accomplishment fills our hearts when children laugh excitedly, exploring one of our playground solutions. We also jump with joy when we see people of all ages and abilities working out and being active at one of our many outdoor fitness sites. 

Do you want to play with us?

We are a vibrant working community with sales offices in 23 countries, distributors in more than 60 countries and approximately 1,800 passionate employees globally, all working towards our purpose to create healthier and happier communities.

Working for us, you will be part of energetic activities and professional playfulness, where you can share your ideas and develop your career as you help enrich the lives of people of all ages through play and exercise around the globe. And that is a powerful purpose to be part of. 

We work cross-functionally in teams and across cultures in different countries. We believe cultural differences enable us to promote high quality and good results. Yes. It is no secret that we focus on results, but we also appreciate that you bring all of you to work. We are on an exciting growth journey, and you are welcome!

Let’s Play!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, KOMPAN United KingdomPublished Monday, February 26, 2024
Application deadline : Ongoing

KOMPAN is the world’s No. 1 playground supplier. We develop, produce and market an extensive range of playground equipment that covers all age groups. All our playgrounds are designed from the ground up to improve childhood health and learning. And all our products offer compelling design, high play value, uncompromising safety, unique innovation and long-lasting quality. We are a dynamic team of designers creating innovative, imaginative and bespoke play spaces. We are rapidly expanding in our workload and need an enthusiastic, committed and talented designer to join us in going forward to a bright future. KOMPAN is a multi-national company and the world’s leader in design and innovation in the outdoor play industry.

Due to our continued growth we are looking for a designer to join our team.

If you are an enthusiastic, committed, and talented designer, and feel motived by the prospect of joining us in providing fun and exercise for happier and healthier communities of the future - then we would like to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Preparation of quotations and tender estimates
  • Liaising with design colleagues, sales team and operations teams
  • Third party quotation management
  • Co-ordinating multiple projects simultaneously
  • Project management to ensure best practices are implemented 
  • Develop, implement and monitor policies and guidelines for design processes 
  • Reporting to management
  • Produce 3D visuals and illustrations/plans for submissions to clients
  • Respond to customer’s dreams and wishes with visionary new designs
  • Ensure efficiency in collaborating with you colleagues through clear communication and hand-over. 

Your profile

  • You have a creative eye
  • You have a design related degree, e.g. product designer, graphic designer, interior design 
  • You are proficient in AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max and have experience Photoshop
  • You are a team player with an ambition to learn and develop new skills
  • You are sociable, helpful, with a can do attitude and a positive outlook
  • A good communicator


We offer attractive terms of employment and a position in an international company which is the global leader in its field. KOMPAN is market-leading due to our ambitions and focused strategic efforts. We focus on creating healthier and better lives, so you will be trained in our concepts and knowledge about play value, and how this affects our design. 

KOMPAN is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

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