Lister Wilder Careers

Become part of the family!

We are a family business, and whilst many organisations say their people are their greatest asset, at Lister Wilder we really mean it – and we mean, really mean it.

  • We never lose sight of the fact that its the hard work, dedication and commitment of all our staff that makes the company what it is today, and that's why there is a lot of love at Listers!

We make sure our people enjoy the respect and recognition for a job well done, and helping them to develop their skills and progress their careers is just part of a normal day with us.

So, if you are passionate about machinery, take real pride in your work, and are looking for a long term career, why not call us for a chat.

Please contact Jason Scott

Available Vacancies

Depot Support/Driver Required – Ockham, Surrey

Are you a groundcare contractor, landscaper or experienced with groundcare machinery? Do you have excellent customer skills with the ability to deliver and install groundcare equipment?

If so…we’d love to hear from you…

We now have a vacancy for a Depot Support/Driver to assist our busy branch at Ockham, giving support to our sales, service and parts departments. There will be a lot of customer contact, so you need to be professional and friendly, well organised and extremely practical – we need someone that can get around problems rather than just flag them up!  The paperwork has to be right, but we also need to make sure that any machinery installations aren’t just a ‘tick box’ exercise, we need customers to be left with a clear understanding of how to get the best from the machine. Ideally, you will hold a trailer licence.

The hours of work are 8am until 5pm, Monday – Friday, and overtime will be available at different times of the year

A competitive package will be offered to the right person.

If you are interested in this position, then please apply to Karen Martin -


Hire Installation Driver - Reading Depot (Hours: 8am - 5pm)

We now have a vacancy for a Hire Driver for our busy, expanding Hire Department based at our Wyvols Court depot in Swallowfield, Reading. The main duties of this position will be to deliver machinery, install and give training to our customers. You will primarily be delivering the machinery within the Lister Wilder trading area, this covers the M4 corridor to Bristol and the whole of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Upon delivery, you will ensure the customer has been instructed in the safe use of the machinery and that all paperwork is completed and to make sure the machinery is returned in good condition. During quiet delivery times, you will be asked to help in the workshops, alongside the main engineers, carrying out various workshop tasks...these may vary from changing blades, carrying out scheduled service work or valeting a machine ready for sale. You may also be asked from time to time to work for another depot to help during busy periods.

The hours of work will be 8am until 5pm. However, due to the nature of the hire business, it will be required from time to time to vary start and finish times to accommodate customer requests, i.e., early delivery, these will generally be a 6.30am start. The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude and be able to use their own initiative to resolve any minor issues that may arise. You must hold a clean licence to drive a 7.5-ton lorry and have a current CPC card with at least 3-years remaining. A competitive package will be offered to the right person.

If you are interested in this position, then please apply to Karen Martin -


Full-time Office Administrator (8am – 5pm) – Ockham, Surrey

We are looking for a self-motivated office administrator to join our team at Ockham. You will be responsible for answering incoming calls and prioritising requests from our sales, service and parts departments.  The work will be varied but demands a keen eye for detail, the ability to work well with others and to juggle jobs within a busy office environment.

To be considered for the role you will need to demonstrate a cheerful personality coupled with a professional phone manner that will allow you to deal with customers from all walks of life. You must be a proficient typist and confident using Word and Excel

If you are interested in this position, then please apply to Karen Martin -


Experienced Groundscare Engineers Required - Ashford and Reading Branches

We are currently looking for two good mechanical engineers, one to work from our busy workshops in Ashford and the other vacancy is at our Reading depot.  The work is varied and interesting but must be carried out right first time and often within tight time frames. A service vehicle will be provided along with factory training from our key franchises, however, an in-depth knowledge of engines, transmissions and hydraulics is required.

If you are looking for a strong, stable career and think this is the position for you, then please apply to Jason Scott -

Apprentice Service Engineer (Groundcare) Reading Branch

As a Groundcare Service Apprentice, you will be joining an experienced team of Field Service Engineers who will pass their knowledge onto the next generation.  The work is extremely varied and will see you working on Kubota's range of Compact tractors and ride on mowers - the kind that are used by Golf Courses, Councils, Private Estates and Sports Grounds.  Some of this takes place within our workshops, but much is out on site where you begin with the basics of servicing before moving onto repairs, diagnostics and fault finding.

The apprenticeship is run in conjunction with Kubota, with block release at college and then you will spend time with us to develop what you have learnt during your time away.

At college, you will cover mechanical principles, engines, hydraulic systems, transmissions and electrics - in fact everything you need to build a sound engineering foundation.

On the assumption that you pass the apprenticeship, you will be well on the way to getting a service van of your own, and the beginnings of what should be the start of a very long and rewarding career.  If you would like to register your interest in this apprenticeship, please email


Parts Advisor - Reading Branch

We are currently looking for a Parts Advisor to join our lively Reading depot.  The Parts Department plays a pivotal role within a dealership, sourcing items for our workshop team and customers alike.  The role would suit a bright, enthusiastic individual, who has excellent communication skills, works well with IT systems and possess a very good eye for detail.

Systems can be learnt, but a good mechanical mind that allows you to correctly identify the parts in question, would be a huge advantage, as would, a sound working knowledge of Groundcare and Agricultural machinery.

If you think this is the position for you, then please apply to Karen Martin - 


Agricultural Service Engineer - Wallingford

We are currently looking for a top-flight Agricultural Service Engineer to join our Workshops in Wallingford. You will be joining a very knowledgeable and friendly team and, as you would expect, we have a very well-structured training programmed that works in conjunction with the manufacturer. The work is technically challenging, and you will be working on some of the most advanced machinery in the market drawing heavily on your knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics and electrics. An existing knowledge of farm machinery isn’t essential, but you will need to have a positive appreciation for the countryside and the unique demands of farming if you are to really fall in love with the job! 

If you are looking for a strong, stable career and think this is the position for you, then please apply to Jason Scott -




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