John Ward from Hartlepool has joined the company as an engineer covering a large area up to southern Scotland, and across to Cumbria and the wider North West region.
Prior to joining the team, John had experience as an electro-hydraulic mechanical engineer with the UK’s leading supplier of loading bay solutions, working for the likes of Tesco and Morrisons.
He said: “Having been an engineer for more than 25 years, I’ve found the transition into the automotive industry fairly smooth – it has just been a case of learning how to use the sector-specific equipment. When I first started, Gott put me through my Garage Equipment Association certification so I was fully qualified.
“I am based out of the office which I’m used to. I like the independence of the role and no day or week is ever the same. I also get to work indoors unlike my last job so don’t have to worry about always getting wet!”
Gott Technical Services director Ian Gott added: “There has been a shift in technology in the industry over recent years whereby computerised machines demand a new skillset, beginning to replace hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic engineering disciplines.
“John will primarily enhance our services in taking on the traditional route, including installation, maintenance, repairs and breakdowns. However, he also has computer skills which will prove invaluable.”
Gott Technical Services now employs four engineers and a senior engineer among its 18 staff members and is looking to take on further engineers to strengthen its presence in the North West area.
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