Jason Coller

Meet Jason Coller

Hydraulic Service Engineer – Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Thamesmead

I was originally a plumber by trade, I carried out my City and Guilds qualifications however my career path took me into the car mechanics trade.

I’ve known the Pirtek Greenwich branch manager for 20 odd years, we are good friends. When a vacancy came about for a mobile sales & service technician he asked if I would be interested. It seemed like a good opportunity to learn something new so I accepted.

Jake Hillier, the senior hose fitter at Pirtek Greenwich, who has now also joined Hydraquip taught me everything I needed to know. After my initial training, Jake took me under his wing and took me on site with him to get some real on site training. I worked at Pirtek Greenwich for 18 months and then when Jake told me he was making the move to Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics, I was also keen to see what they could offer. I could see the company was continuously growing, and invested a lot of money into their mobile workshops and new technology. After speaking to other engineers, I could see Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics offered job security and the potential to progress. Therefore I followed Jake in his tracks and we have both just completed our induction with Hydraquip.

I remember working on a digger that was on a barge on the Thames. I was lifted out on a basket on a crane, it’s called a man mover. That was actually quite interesting, it was part of the tideway project, to take the overflow. I replaced 3/4” multi spiral hydraulic hose assemblies to the digger. Don’t worry, I didn’t need my swimming floats, I was lifted back on the man mover!

I’m glad I made the move across to Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Thamesmead. In my opinion Hydraquip is a better run company than my previous employer. I’ve seen various sides to Hydraquip, firstly the call centre base is very professional and it is manned by a helpful team of people. Also the Job Manager portal is brilliant. I no longer need to be interrupted to answer a call when on site to give an updated ETA, I can accept the job on my phone which instantly gives the service centre and my customer an ETA. When the customer logs into Job Manager they will see real time status updates, showing when I have arrived on site and when I have completed the job. The good thing about this technology is that it is instant.

I am so pleased with my workshop. I will spend most of my time in my workshop so it is nice to see that Hydraquip have invested in them to ensure that they have been fitted out with the correct stock and equipment to enable me to carry out the job there and then.

The people I have met at Hydraquip have all been so helpful and friendly. One thing in common is that the vast majority have been working at the company for years and you can see how they all have progressed to the roles that they are currently in. It’s nice to work for a company that rewards you for your efforts.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Meet The Team

04.08.14Duncan MacBain
05.08.14Steven Wicks
08.08.14Gary Tucker
11.08.14Jay MacBain
12.08.14Rabs Atwal
15.08.14Geoff Kelley
19.08.14Bob Wheatley
21.08.14James Roth
22.08.14Barry Saupin
26.08.14Carolyn Kay
27.08.14Alan Scott
28.08.14Amelia Cregan
29.08.14Fintan Ennis
01.09.14Mark Neale
22.09.14James Harris
07.10.14Tony Brighton
26.11.14Andy Carr
17.12.14Bert Tong
19.01.15Barry Thompson
20.05.15Tom Halliday
19.11.15Lee Newton
19.11.15Elfyn Roberts
04.01.16Steven Nock
04.01.16Stuart Carter
04.01.16Nathan Ward
13.04.16Matt House
01.11.16Bryan Drummond
08.11.16Scott Donegan
14.11.16Rich Cooper
22.05.17Roy Heaton
31.01.18Rob Savage
12.02.18Derek Emslie
15.02.18Phil Wagstaff
18.05.18Rob Heaton
22.05.18James Dorling
22.05.18Simon Durose
22.05.18Ross Heatherington
23.05.18Gary Matthews
23.05.18Josh Lewington
23.05.18Jake Hillier
23.05.18Jason Coller
25.06.18Dai Hazeltine
01.08.18Ryan Tozer
07.11.18Gavin Rodgers
03.04.19Craig Pottie
03.06.19Alex Day
14.06.19Kelly Owen
17.07.19Andy Payne
01.08.19Jeff Coulson
02.09.19Leon Simmons
22.01.20Sam Bird
31.01.20David Callaghan
03.02.20Kane Upton
05.08.21Steve Jackson