20/01/2015 - 17:07 pm

Konecranes’ first UK female field service technician

Konecranes UK has appointed its first female field service technician. Natasha Cairns has joined the 280 and growing nationwide team and is based at Konecranes’ North East Service District in Gateshead.

Having successfully completed Konecranes’  Techmasters 1 induction course at the company’s UK training headquarters in Castle Donington, 24-year old Cairns is in the process of undertaking further intensive hands-on product training prior to fulfilling her role in the field as a fully competent service technician.

A former apprentice operating in the field of electrical maintenance within the fabrication and welding sector, Cairns is not only qualified to BTech 2 and 3 in electronics at South West Durham Training, she also has a HNC and HND in Mechatronics from Teeside University.

Director of Market Area; Europe West, Pat Campbell said, “We are obviously delighted to have Natasha onboard in the North East and we are extremely confident that she will prove to be a popular and capable member of the 34-strong team of field service technicians that look after a diverse range of customers in what is a strategically important part of the country.

Konecranes believes that Cairns appointment marks a milestone in its history and reaffirms the company’s commitment to recruiting high calibre engineers. The company plans to add to its team of field service technicians throughout 2015.

Campbell said, “As a leading employer in our field, we are keen to promote and support the recruitment of female engineers, whether qualified, or those possibly looking to embark on our established apprenticeship programme.”

Cairns said, “From a young age I always had a passion for electronics, so being able to work in this field for such a well known and globally recognised name as Konecranes is like a dream come true. The training that has been extended to me so far has been first class and I intend to work hard to develop my career within, what is acknowledged as a very progressive and dynamic organisation. I am really excited putting things into practice on a day-to day basis, working with whole team associated with the North East Service District.”

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