The purpose of an ATM engineer is to install, repair and maintain ATM machines. They usually work for financial organizations, such as banks and building societies.
In order to become an ATM engineer experience within the electronics field is usually required; however a college diploma can serve as an entry level qualification. People with certificates and degree's in computer science, mechatronic technology and related subjects will usually be favoured. Specialist ATM training courses could also provide a platform into the industry. There are various other requirements that are essential for the job, for example; staff should have a full UK drivers license, the ability to lift at least 50 pounds, and a basic understanding of computers.
Applicants with no qualifications may also be considered if they have had previous experience servicing computers and office equipment.
There are an abundance of jobs available throughout the UK for both daytime and night time engineers. ATM service engineers may also be asked to work for financial organizations overseas. Jobs can often be found through recruitment agencies.
Salaries usually start at around £26,000 and could reach heights of £43,000. ATM engineers could eventually move on to work as self employed contractors, earning as much as £50,000 per year.