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Zonal Retail Data Systems Limited Field Service Engineer - Scotland (Central Belt) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Zonal group is one of the UK’s largest technology providers to the hospitality industry.

Our products are used by over 16,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels.  Customers include national brands like Pizza Express, JD Wetherspoons and All Bar One.                                          

We provide our customers with the solutions they need to make their business a success. 

These solutions include mobile apps for ordering and web apps for engaging with consumers either through loyalty or reservations. By linking these solutions to Zonal’s EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers’ behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market. 

We’re looking for dynamic individuals who share our passion for driving innovation and using technology to build better businesses. We’re going on an exciting journey, and we need more like-minded travellers to help us get there!  We’re serious about innovation, service and delivery but we also know how to have fun along the way!

What you’ll do

To install and maintain Zonal products at sites around the UK and abroad according to Company standards of customer service, Service Level Agreements, and Health and Safety requirements.

The Technical Service Department consists of the Technical Support, Technical Consultancy, Repair Centre, Production, Warehouse and Service Engineer teams (reporting ultimately to the Operations Director).  

Support is provided based upon the SLAs in place with the customers. These are monitored on a daily basis and reported back to the customer at regular intervals.

Day-to-day responsibilities will be:-

  • Carry out site surveys to assess and plan requirements for safe installation. 

  • Liaise with on-site contractors to agree requirements.  

  • Installation, testing and configuration of all parts of Zonal’s EPoS systems, including structured cabling, according to Company standards and procedures.

  • Planned and regular maintenance of all on-site equipment.

  • Provide site with any additional information or training. 

  • Advise users on basic operation of equipment.  Daily liaison with the Engineering Scheduler.  Close calls with the Engineering Scheduler as soon as these are completed.  

  • Provide the Engineering Scheduler with regular updates on progress, details of any other relevant issues, or further action to be taken.

  • Diagnose and/or repair faults to component level and effect repair on site, or remove to workshop for more thorough repair.

  • Carry out programme upgrades on site.

  • Carry out Data copies if required to preserve critical data.

  • Liaise with the R&D department during product trials: report any problems that occur during installation, usage or removal to ensure which require further attention.

  • Full and detailed completion of all appropriate paperwork.

  • Present a positive Company image.

  • Provide a timely, polite and efficient service.

  • Provide on-call cover on evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.

  • Ensuring the delivery of product features into product releases at the required level of quality

  • Pro-actively participating in the full development lifecycle

  • Monitoring and reporting on the production usage of the product to help identify areas of weakness/risk

  • Championing expertise to ensure quality of product throughout all stages of the development lifecycle


Who you areEssential Skills & Experience:-

  • Minimum 18 months experience in a field based customer service engineering role, ideally in the hospitality/leisure industry.

  • Background knowledge in computer hardware (pc's, IP networks and WIFI)

  • The ability to provide 5 years of continuous past work history and satisfactory references to enable the candidate to obtain an airport pass successfully. 

  • Clean driving licence is essential.

  • PC literate (all MS Office suite) and aptitude to pick up new software packages quickly.  

  • Planning and organisational skills; able to establish efficient and appropriate plans for self and others and adapt quickly and effectively to unexpected changes whilst still ensuring objectives are met. Customer service; understands and responds to customer needs (internal and external) and exceeds expectations where possible.

  • Communication and team working; works co-operatively with others to achieve a common goal and communicates information in a clear, concise and accurate manner.

  • Problem solving and decision making; analyses information appropriately in order to find best solutions and takes a balanced view to reach logical conclusions and make relevant decisions.  Commercial and organisational focus; demonstrates understanding of overall business and commercial issues facing company.

  • Commitment to results; is committed to obtaining results through taking responsibility, demonstrating a positive attitude and ensuring quality is built into work.

Desirable Skills & Experience:-

  • EPoS background

  • Experience of maintaining and installing EPoS equipment

  • 3 years or more experience in a field based customer service engineering role, ideally within the hospitality/leisure industry

What we value

Passion, Teamwork, Innovation, Professionalism, Accountability and Customer Obsessed  are the values we believe make us the company we are. We’re looking for someone who understands great culture and will help us shape it as it evolves.

About Zonal

If you’ve booked a table or hotel room, ordered and paid for food and drinks, received loyalty offers, or downloaded your favourite hang out’s app, you will likely have used a Zonal product.

We are a family business with Scottish roots. We operate from a modern head office in Edinburgh, our Midlands base in Stafford, our Innovation Centre in Abingdon and hotel management solutions base in Cardiff.

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