Simon Durose


Meet Simon Durose

Hydraulic Service Engineer – Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Cannock

It was in 1996 that I joined the hydraulics industry, I was unsure on which field I wanted to work in but when I saw a job advertised with Trelleborg in Ashby, Leicester I decided to apply. I was thrilled to be offered the job and worked as a warehouse assistant. My role involved booking stock in and out, packing orders and organising customer’s orders. During my 5 years at Trelleborg I gained industry knowledge and progressed to working on vehicle batteries, tractor tyres, fork truck kits and also manufacturing hydraulic hose assemblies.

My next move was to Caterpillar in Leicester, I had friends who worked there and it sounded like an exciting opportunity. I started out in Caterpillar University where I gained qualifications and engineering degrees. I learned about professional hydraulic hose assemblies and how hydraulic machinery is made and the components involved. I began working on the hose plant production line where I manufactured multi spiral hose for small wheel loaders. I then progressed to manufacturing hydraulic hose assemblies for diggers, attachments and plant machinery too, then installing the hoses onto the machinery, as well as sorting deliveries and stock taking. I worked at Caterpillar for 15 years however I then felt it was time for me to find a new challenge.

I wanted to do something different and be out and about more, so when I saw that James Lister & Sons in Wolverhampton were looking for a mobile engineer I applied. I enjoyed the job as I was working on a larger variety of machinery than I had done previously, and liked that it was always different, I was now on my own and fully responsible for the repair being completed correctly and efficiently. The main two types of hydraulic machinery that I worked on which were new for me were skip lorries and bin lorries. Possibly the most common jobs I worked on were for larger machinery such as big breakers or shears. I would fit two ½” hydraulic hose assemblies with bsp or quick release couplings either end, or 1” multi spiral hoses. I also repaired the bucket on a digger where I manufactured and installed ¼” quick hitch hoses with jic and bsp end fittings. After 2 years at James Lister I was hearing more and more positive feedback about Hydraquip so decided to call their Regional Director, Fintan Ennis. I am now working as a hydraulic service engineer for Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics in the Dudley area. I am excited to support the company and strengthen their presence and customer base in a new area, I have already got some customers on board with Hydraquip! Hydraquip are a very professional company, from the way they treat their customers to the addition of the Job Manager App which gives customers clear documentation of the work which has been carried out.

Tuesday 22nd 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
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