Rob Heaton

Meet Rob Heaton

Hydraulic Service Engineer – Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Preston

After leaving school I began a career in golf with a view to becoming a pro. I enjoyed playing it in my spare time so thought it may be an enjoyable career path for me, however playing it every day caused me to start to lose interest in it as I got older so I looked for a new path. After 4 years teaching golf and doing shop duties at the golf club I decided to go travelling around Australia. It was a big, exciting step for me and I loved every moment of it! I saw and experienced so many new things and am still really glad that I decided to do it.

After a few months it was time for me to return home and I began looking for opportunities that would give me a solid career path. My Dad, Roy Heaton, worked at Pirtek Preston which was a really busy depot. They were looking for a trade counter/accounts assistant so I decided to apply, I got the job and began working at Pirtek Preston in March 2014. I worked in this role for 1 year before moving onto the vans as a mobile sales & service technician. The vacancy arose so I decided to apply and progress my job role. I had some training at the beginning and picked up lots of hydraulic knowledge which enabled me to go out on the roads every day attending breakdowns and repairing hydraulic machinery and equipment. I liked it a lot more than working inside the depot as I liked to be out and about doing different jobs every day. I started off covering the Falthcoast area and through my hydraulic experience was given the opportunity to carry out training for Pirtek UK in the North West. This involved mentoring new starters, teaching them site safety, the basics of hydraulics and the correct company procedures, as well as monitoring them whilst on site. I did this for 2 years and then as part of the company’s expansion I covered my home area, Preston.

I began thinking about my options for the future and was considering whether or not I should contact Hydraquip. I had heard so much about them during my time working in the industry and due to the rapid growth of the business I thought there may be a chance to improve my career prospects. I decided to contact Duncan MacBain, Managing Director of the Hydraquip Group to discuss joining the company. Right from the start Duncan’s enthusiasm told me that working at Hydraquip would be a good career move for me. Within days I was offered a job and was inside my new van! Hydraquip’s vans are of a much higher quality than I have worked in previously and since August 2017 I have worked as a hydraulic service engineer for Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics in the Preston area.

In my spare time I still enjoy playing golf, and have really got back into it in the past 6 months or so. I like watching sports on TV – football, rugby, golf – I like them all! If I’m not watching sport on TV I like to watch Game of Thrones or Scrubs. I still like to travel and visit different places around the world when I can, my favourite places so far have been North Wales and Australia!

Friday 18th 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
23.05.18Josh 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
20.01.22James Beacon