2nd Line Engineer

Role: 2nd Line Engineer

Location: Abingdon

Salary: £26,000 – £34,000k

Full Time on a 4-week shift pattern rotation

Week A – Early’s – 08:00 – 16:30 – Office based – customer location

Week B – Early’s – 08:00 – 16:30 – Office based – customer location

Week C – Days – 08:45 – 17:15 – Office based – customer location

Week D – Late – 14:30 – 23:00 – WFH – with support


Primary Purpose

The Desktop team are tasked with supporting, investigating, and resolving our MSP client’s IT related systems and making sure all issues are dealt with in a timely fashion. The role will involve the following;

  • Providing support to our clients
  • Help the Helpdesk Management Team with continued business improvements
  • Provide support to the apprentice, and 1st Line, engineers
  • Manage/Maintain all escalations from the apprentice, and 1st line, engineers
  • Work alongside 3rd line engineers to escalate more problematic tickets
  • Communicate daily to clients with open tickets
  • Managing the client’s expectations with ongoing tickets
  • Ensure all client related problems are logged correctly
  • Inform the Desktop Team Lead of any tickets requiring escalations
  • Working with client’s 3rd party suppliers and vendors when appropriate
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that all role related KPI’s are met
  • Logging, managing, and resolving client IT issues
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Being the first point of contact for all incoming support calls, emails, and sessions – when necessary
  • Being an escalation point for all escalations coming from apprentice, and 1st line, engineers.
  • Ensuring all forms of support call are logged in the system and the client is kept updated.
  • Manage incident and request tickets ensuring established SLAs are met.

Person Specification


  • Excellent knowledge in Windows 7/8/10 installation and configuration
  • Good knowledge with MacOS installation and configuration
  • Exposure to Email Management/Configuration – Exchange 2013/2016, Office365, etc.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with medium-large businesses.
  • Ability to learn on your feet.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
  • Excellent client service
  • Positive attitude to work
  • Strive to continuous improvement.
  • Able to work independently under pressure.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ IT experience in a corporate or services environment
  • Driving license and own transport


  • Exposure to Microsoft Server OS – 2008/2012/2016
  • Comptia A+
  • Comptia N+
  • Wireless management – Ubiquiti, Meraki, Netgear, etc
  • Mimecast, Barracuda, Sophos Email Gateway
  • Group policy management – deployment or management


Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Job Information

Job Reference: Aw000621_1704275217
Salary: £24000 - £34000 per annum
Salary From: £24000
Salary To: £34000
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Job Types: Permanent
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