Stuart Carter

Meet Stuart Carter

Hydraulic Service Engineer Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Cannock

Stuart CarterAt school my favourite subject was Art. I particularly enjoyed painting and completed an A Level in Art too. My brother was an electrician and my plan was to go into the plumbing industry once I had left school, between us we would be covered! After leaving school I worked as a barman for a short amount of time before being offered a job at a construction company in Birmingham called Parkstone. To begin with I did ground works and was then based in the office doing site costings, I enjoyed both roles within the company but in 2003 after working at Parkstone for about 3 years I decided to leave.

I had been offered a job at Power Panels, a company where one of my relatives worked and accepted the job. The job offered better prospects and I was looking forward to the change of environment. I gained knowledge on the basics of hydraulics while working at Power Panels by fitting hydraulic hose assemblies into machinery, working on wiring machines and building Mazak machines. I worked here for 8 years and realised that I really enjoyed working in the hydraulics industry. I had started to consider applying for hydraulic engineering jobs where I could work on a wider range of hydraulic equipment when Pete Russell, who is now Hydraquip Cannock’s Sales Manager, contacted me. I already knew Pete from my time as a barman and he suggested I contacted Pirtek Wolverhampton to see if they had any vacancies. I was very pleased when I was invited for an interview and thrilled when Pirtek Wolverhampton offered me the job. I started working as a hydraulic engineer based at Pirtek Wolverhampton in 2014 and this was when my real hydraulics training began. I attended some training courses and achieved City & Guilds qualifications in hydraulics whilst working at Pirtek, I also gained lots of industry knowledge whilst working on site on different types of hydraulic equipment and machinery.

After working at Pirtek Wolverhampton for 18 months I was contacted again by Pete Russell who had recently joined the Hydraquip Group and was relocating to the Midlands area to be a part of the team at Hydraquip Cannock which would be opening in the near future. Interested in joining a proactive and fast growing company, I contacted Hydraquip’s Managing Director Duncan MacBain and was offered a job as a hydraulic service engineer based at Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Cannock. I accepted and am really enjoying my time at Hydraquip, I feel that it is a very organised company and my colleagues are great, they are very friendly which I think is very important. I also feel that there is a lot of scope to improve my engineering knowledge and progress, strengthening Hydraquip’s 24/7 On Site Hose Service even further.

In my spare time I like to play the guitar, I have played it since I was a young child. I own 6 guitars including a Gibson SG, Epiphone Les Paul and a Martin Acoustic. One of my hobbies is painting which I still like to do, I have painted various signs for pubs in the local area, one of them I like to play pool at every Saturday night.

Monday 4th January 2016

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