Rob Savage


Meet Rob Savage

Hydraulic Service Engineer – Norfolk

At the age of 16 my hobbies meant I was always working with animals, I enjoyed training greyhounds and racing pigeons in my spare time. This then lead me to working with puppies for 6 months once I had finished school, I was responsible for walking, grooming and training them. I loved the job but began to think about the future and wanted a job that I could progress in and one which had a good career path. It was then that I signed up for a 3 year HGV Mechanics City & Guilds course where I worked for 4 days a week, with 1 day a week at college learning the theory behind my practical work. My role involved repairing, washing and preparing the trucks for their MOT. After 3 years I began working at Bill Watling & Sons as a mechanic, the same company as my Dad worked for, and was able to work on a wider variety of vehicles. I enjoyed the element of repairing vehicles and being hands on, however it was quite repetitive and being in the same place every day just wasn’t for me.

I then saw a job advert in my local newspaper for Pirtek Norwich who were looking for a mobile engineer. I liked the sound of having my own van and working out on the roads so I decided to apply. After an interview at the depot I was offered the job and accepted. It was quite an easy transition as my previous experience in mechanics helped me a lot in my new role, but I did gain more knowledge in hydraulic systems too. After working at Pirtek Norwich for about 5 years I decided to use my hydraulic experience to progress within the industry and began working at Norwich Instrument Services Ltd as a senior hydraulic engineer. I was mainly based in the depot overhauling pumps, rams and mini hydraulic tools as well as crimping and calibrating power lines. I was also responsible for overseeing all of the engineers and keeping track of the tools that were being repaired, ensuring that the company continued to provide a quick turnaround. I worked at Norwich Instrument Services Ltd for 4 years but missed being out and about on the roads and each day being different.

I decided to apply for a vacancy at Hoseflex in Bury St Edmunds as a hydraulic engineer, using the experienced I had gained whilst working at Pirtek Norwich, and began working there in 2011. I was back to doing the job I loved most and being out on the roads whilst constantly watching the Hydraquip Group grow and grow. I contacted Hydraquip’s Regional Director Fintan Ennis and straight away Fintan’s enthusiasm and confidence in Hydraquip had me interested, it was clear that working for Hydraquip would be a good move for me. I began working at Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics in August 2017 and am really happy that I joined the company. I have been working hard to raise Hydraquip’s presence in the Norfolk and Kings Lynn area gaining both new and existing customers, whilst supporting the group’s 24/7 on site hose repair service.

I have been married for 4 years, we have twin boys who are 6 years old and a daughter who is 4 years old. We have a static caravan at Caister-On-Sea that we like to visit every weekend, we love being outdoors and by the beach. I also started sea fishing a couple of months ago which is a new hobby that I enjoy. Animals are still a big part of my life, we live on a farm so I am surrounded by horses, pigeons, rabbits, hamsters and of course greyhounds! We keep retired greyhounds but I also train puppies too. I like to listen to music occasionally too, particularly The Black Keys.

Wednesday 31st January 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
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