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Job Vacancy – Electrical Engineer – March 2018.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team. We are looking to employ an Electrical Engineer:-

Your role will include:

3phase Industrial Installations

Full Factory/Commercial Rewires

Machine Installations, Maintenance and Breakdowns

General electrical installation – Mains supply/Lighting etc.

Cable pulling and termination

Required to work to a NICEIC standards

Be willing to work alone using your own initiative to sort on site job requirements or as a team

(We may require you to undergo security screening due to SSAIB regulations)

We are looking for:

17th Edition

Previous experience of working in the Industrial/commercial sector

Previous Electrical Installation Experience, including Trunking, Conduits, Tray Systems etc.

Inspecting and Testing ‘2391’ would be an advantage

Electrical Maintenance/Fault finding/machine breakdown experience would be an advantage

Must have own tools

Hold an in Date CSCS Card (preferably Green Labourer Card) but not essential

Clean Full Driving Licence

We Can Offer you:

 Competitive Salary (depending on experience)

40 hours per week

Overtime available

Use of company van in working hours.

To apply email us via the get in touch page. Or send us your CV and covering letter to or pop it in the post to us.

We Look forward to hearing from you!




Schmolz + Bickenbach LED factory lighting upgrade

We have been working with one of our longstanding customers, Industrial Combustion Engineers to install a new LED Lighting System in the Schmolz + Bickenbach site in Oldbury. it has been very successful and lead to a lot more work for both ICE and ourselves.

Welcome Kris

We would like to say Thank You and Goodbye to Becky who worked in our office, and we wish her well in her new job and we would like to welcome and introduce you to Kris who is our new member of our office team, we hope she will enjoy working with us and all our customers.

Gateley Reading

We would like to congratulate Gateley PLC on another new office, situated in ‘The Blade’ Reading.

We have installed a brand new TDSI Door Entry System, Intruder Alarm and CCTV System which involved 3 of our engineers working there for the week, working alongside other trades men and Gateley staff.

We have installed/taken over systems in several of their new and existing offices now and have since quoted for a new offices in Leeds, Belfast and an upgrade to security systems on the London based office. We wish Gateley’s a prosperous future in their new reading offices and we look forward to our continued working relationship.

Cradley Heath Factory Centre to be demolished

Our fifty years in business has seen us work at many of the businesses that have been and gone in the Cradley Heath Factory Centre, Woods Lane. But we have been commissioned with our final job there, to sadly disconnect all of the buildings ready for the demolition of the whole site, to make way for 247 new houses. It has been a big part of Cradley Heath’s industrial past, but in recent years, most of the units had become derelict, with only a few businesses remaining there on short term leases.

It has been a huge job disconnecting and ensuring that the whole site is safe for demolition, while still helping the few remaining businesses to continue there last days of trading from the premises, without disruption to their power supply. We have also had to work along side companies that deal with Co2 Fire Protection Equipment and Asbestos Removal.

It will be sad to see it go, but will bring a much needed face lift to the area.

Are our customers turning green?

We have recently had a little run on installing Electric Car Charging Points, it seems that our customers are all set on helping the environment!

Envirosort Rewire

Our long standing working relationship with Severn Waste has lead us to rewiring one of their big Recycling Plants, Envirosort, which sorts waste from all over Hereford and Worcestershire.

The plant was shut down for us while we worked on the plant. It was a dirty job for the engineers involved, but the job was a great success.

LED Lighting

We have been making a move towards LED Lighting as more and more of our customers are enquiring about it. It is a big investment but big cost savings can be made, and a reduction in your carbon footprint over a period of time, as LED lighting is far more energy efficient. Also LED light fittings are far more reliable, with manufactures suggesting a longer lifespan than older style fittings.

Some customers have made a small move by having old Halogen/Metal Halide style Security lights replaced with the new modern LED versions, with our customers being really pleased with the results.

Two of our oldest local customers, Cox and Plant Ltd and Ufone Precision Engineers Ltd have gone the hole hog and invested in new LED suspended low bay light fittings, replacing the tired old lighting. Both customers were really impressed by the modern look of the new lighting and the fantastic improvement in the illumination of their factories.

If you are interested in what your savings could be and would like Kevin to give you a free no obligation quotation, including a lighting scheme and a saving schedule please give us a call on 01384 560333 and we can arrange a convenient time for us to pop round.

Wates Constuction – Roof Extraction, WMBC Flats.

We have been very busy the second part of 2015 continuing in 2016, working with Wates Construction on a big project for Wolverhampton Homes.

Working along side Wates and Midland Drainage Engineers, we started by surveying all of the Extraction Ducts on the Heath Town Flats. Using CCTV fed through the ducts, we checked for any blockages/faults and carried out remedial works where necessary.

The work has now entered the phase of KD replacing the old worn out Roof Extraction on 8 blocks of flats, with a new up to date Nuaire systems. So far the work has been very successful. The work is continuing and we look forward to completing the project with Wates.

“Happy Birthday KD”

Its our birthday, 50 years trading! We celebrated the occasion at a Northern Sole and Motown evening at the Copthorn Merry Hill, a superb night was had by all, with friends old and new. Also John Genner was given a Gold Watch by Kevin and Julie for his long service to the company……..Here is to the next 50Years!

Armorduct Relocate – April 2015

After many years of working with Armorduct at their Pear Tree Lane address we have helped them move to The Pensnett Trading Estate, installing all Electrics, Data and Security.

We started by preparing their new unit, installing distribution, all power points ready for machinery and general sockets around the works. We also used Armorducts own trunking and fixings products that they manufacture. Dado Trunking, Sockets, Lighting and Emergency Lighting were installed ready for the new Production Office equipment. Cat5 data circuits installed complete with Patch Panel which was also to be connected to a machine via a RJ45 Socket outlet.

Then came moving day and it was all hands to the deck!! – Over a weekend all our engineers disconnected from Pear Tree Lane and reinstalled 45+ machines/equipment as they arrived at the new unit. We had to get as much as possible reconnected and working for Monday morning so there was as little disruption to manufacturing as possible.

Since then our engineers Stuart and Nathan have gone on to help getting them settled in, moving machines around to suit them and installing any extra electrics where required. Finally we have been taking care of there security needs, installing an Intruder Alarm and CCTV system.

The move has kept us all very busy since mid March and we would like to thank Armorduct for choosing us as their preferred electrical contractors and entrusting us with their factory relocation. We look forward to working with them on the future projects, wishing them good luck and a prosperous future in their new premises.

KD meet the Mayor of Dudley – March 2015

After the successful tender bid KD Electrical have installed Close Circuit TV into the training suit at Securepro, Stourbridge.

Securepro were officially opened by the Mayor of Dudley Margret Aston on the 26th March where she was given a full tour of the facilities.

The CCTV system will be used to train potential operators and provide them with certification.

William Hackett purchase Bradley Chains

After William Hackett one of the few Black Country firms who still make chains, made a successful purchase of Bradley Chains, Cradley Heath, they asked us to help to merge the two factories together down at the William Hackett site on Maypole Fields. We have installed new distribution, relocated machinery from one site to another and Installed a new emergency lighting system throughout their works. We have also carried out works at the Bradley Chains site to make safe the premises and disconnect disused equipment.

We wish William Hackett a continued susses with their business ventures.

Perrin and Rowe/Triflow Concepts – January 15

We have been helping Triflow complete their overhaul and reorganisation of their factory in Tamworth. We have relocated machinery, installed new distribution and lighting throughout the factory. We had to keep disruption to a minimum so the factory could continue to produce their high end Kitchen and bathroom products.

Severn Waste continuing work.

We have been working with Severn Waste again over the winter period managing, repairing and upgrading all of Hereford and Worcestershire Council household waste sites external lighting. Due to the nature of the sites and locations of the lights we are able to tow a cherry picker from site to site, to ensure easy access to the lighting and minimal disruption to waste disposal.

We provide a 24/7 breakdown service for Severn Waste to attend to items such as wheel washes, weigh bridges and traffic control. We are currently building and replacing the electrical panel control systems to the site Compactors due continuous breakdowns.

A number of the sites have also been experiencing an increased number of break-ins, therefore we have been working with them to increase security and CCTV on the sites. We also attend site for them to record footage on to disc and have caught a number of perpetrators on CCTV.

Our sister company K D Property Maintenance has also been working closely with Severn Waste, upgrading their Staff Kitchen Areas on a number of sites and replacing steel paneling on the side of the Waste Bulk Bays.

There is always a wide verity of work coming our way from Severn Waste and Mercia Waste and we like to think that we can help them with all of their needs. We look forward to our continued work with them.


In December 2014 we became a member of the Villiers, Wolverhampton BNI chapter. A breakfast club meeting that takes place every Thursday morning for like minded business people.

If you are looking for more business (increase profit) then why not join Mark for breakfast. The meetings are held early enough to still get a ‘full days work in’ – finish time approx 8.45am. Please contact us for more details.

Good luck with the early mornings Mark and we are looking forward to networking with all their members!

Boing Boing KD!

K. D Electrical has recently carried out the Electrical Installation Condition Report on the East Stand at West Bromwich Albion F.C. With each of the other 3 stands to be inspected over the next 3 Years.


Gateley have instructed KD to takeover their security systems and ongoing maintenance and support.
There estate covers the nation. Six regional offices in England including London; three in Scotland and one in Dubai.
Mark McMaster commented ‘Can’t wait to do the survey in Dubai’

Roundabout Cars Stourbridge

KD have been awarded the contract to supply a local family run business with CCTV.
Following an incident where one of his vehicles was damaged Simon Batham instructed us to install a system to protect his business.
The system constantly records for 30 days, and, with motion detection highlights events. It can also be remotely viewed away from the business 24/7.

AE Harris August 14

Long established Birmingham based company AE Harris Ltd has awarded KD the contract to supply and install a state of art CCTV system.
The metal pressings, fabrication and tool making company is based in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewelry Quarter.
The CCTV system comprises of 48 cameras providing coverage over the whole of the Northwood Street site.

Severn Stars – April 14

The Severn Stars in Oldswinford is due to open soon after a major refurbishment.
KD have won the contract to install a CCTV system and an Intruder Alarm at the premises.

Hagley & Crantock – March 14

KD wins contract to install CCTV system for the residents at Hagley Court, Hagley Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The project is being sponsored by the Council and the Police is order to combat anti-social behavior in the immediate area.

The arrival of ‘VIRTUAL GUARD’ – Feb 2014

KD can now offer ‘Virtual Guard’ the brain child of Kevin Dimmock and Ben Purewal.
VG specialises in Close Circuit TV manufacture, supply and installation of
state of the art CCTV equipment designed to meet the customers needs.
Site surveys are absolutely free.
Temporary installations are also available to combat fly tipping, anti social behaviour, arson, property, vandalism and theft.
Call Mark for more details 0121 420 9123

January – Charity begins at home.

We have made a significant contribution to Warley Woods Community Trust.
The donation of a close circuit television system, CCTV, to provide visual verification.
The system is to be installed in the Green Keepers remote compound to protect thousands of pounds worth of equipment and machinery from theft and vandalism.


Wishing all our customers a HAPPY NEW YEAR and a prosperous 2014.

A big thank you for your continuous support from all the team at KD.

Peace of mind

Have you considered the installation of ‘Close Circuit Television’ (CCTV).
Remote viewing of your property and belongings has never been more simple.
Technology allows you to view your cameras from your mobile (most Android/Smart phones supported), laptop, PC etc
Call for more information (01384)560333

Protect your premises and property.

Traditionally at this time of year we see significant increase in theft and damage to property.
If you are having problems with your existing system, paying to much, need an upgrade or looking to protect your premises for the 1st time we have the answer.
At KD we cater for all your security requirements including Intruder/Fire alarms, CCTV and Access control.
We are on hand if you’re unsure what you have, need or want.
Call now for a FREE no obligation survey/quote.

Dark Nights

The clocks go back and with them the dark nights draw in.
We are busy fitting new lamps and new lights across the Midlands.
If you have any faulty lights give us a call and we will ‘illuminate your world’.

Oct 2013 new install at Police House

The remote monitored fully functional camera is installed at the Police’s Community Safety House in Brownhills.
The system has been installed in the demo suite at the house. The images are stored locally as well as remotely. They can also be viewed by anyone, who has been given authority, on mobile phones, laptops, ipads etc.
For more information and pricing please contact Mark on (01384) 560333 or (07921) 780450.

Sept ISC

Individual Specialist Cars, ISC, based in Hockley, Birmingham have just completed a major relocation.
KD Electrical are proud to have worked on the project and wish Zee, Amer and the team all the best for the future.

Aug 2013 New Website Launched.

KD Electrical are proud to announce its’ new website is up and running.
To celebrate the launch we are offering the next 6 customer a 20% discount on either a residential or commercial CCTV installation (4 or more cameras). To qualify the order must be placed before the end of September 2013.
Offer subject to terms and conditions.
Contact Mark on 07921 780450.

July 2013 – KD to become a golden oldie.

KD TO BECOME A GOLDEN OLDIE. KD has started to think about our Golden anniversary in 2015. We started by altering our image with an updated logo and uniform for the engineers, but brainstorming continues for ideas of how we should celebrate our 50 years of service. Any Ideas?

27th June 2013

Our Rapid Response Unit – RRU ‘pod’ takes pride of place in the country’s premier security house in the West Midlands.

The Police Community Safety House in Brownhills is adding to its’ armada of security solutions.
Our RRU is equipped with a Grade 2 security Intruder alarm and a fully functional dome camera (PTZ) and remotely connected to our Alarm Receiving Centre.

The system can also be accessed remotely via the internet, GPRS or GMS. Images from the
camera can be displayed and controlled on most ‘smart phones’, ipads etc.
The unit can be specifically configured to meet the needs of the customer and the environment.
It comes programmed, commissioned and is portable and easily deployed.

For more information contact Mark at KD Electrical.

13th June 2013

KD’s Rapid response Unit – RRU is selected to protect stock at the Ralph Lauren retail premises at the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village near Ellesmere Port.

Ralph Lauren have acquired additional units on the prestigious site and required the stock to be protected prior to opening for trade.

The RRU was deployed and commissioned within days of receiving the go ahead.

On activation the system sends signals to the alarm receiving centre who respond by following a predetermined procedure and take the appropriate action.

May 2013

We are proud to be associated with the expansion and refurbishment work at Cougar Monitoring.

The midland based Alarm Receiving Centre appointed KD to carry out all the electrical work associated with the major alterations. New lighting schemes, refurbishment to the board room, training suite, staff canteen area and the heart of the business – the control room.

April – May 2013

Repose Furniture relocates. The Midlands based furniture manufacturing company move to Cradley Heath. Repose manufacture, design and supply specialist seating solutions have purchased a large property in Cokeland Place. They are currently under taking a total refurbishment project on the factory units.

KD has been involved from the start of the project carrying all the electrical work. In addition supplying and installing a 15 camera CCTV system across the whole factory, a new video intercom access system, cabling for the IT infrastructure and taking over the maintenance/monitoring of intruder alarm.

The project is due to complete by the end of July this year.

29th March 2013

‘The Good Friday Project’.

Time called on The Ridge Hill Centre. The Ridge Hill Centre – Learning Disabilities Specialist Health Facility in Brierley Hill.

We were contacted at the eleventh hour to secure the premises with their Rapid Response Unit – RRU. The building also required to be boarded up using our ‘Crime Guard Steel Security Window Protection’ 14 Gauge / 2mm Galvanised Steel Sheet.

The RRU, with its remote signalling, was connected to Cougar Monitoring and their Man Guarding division for mobile response to any intrusion. The major concern to help prevent possible vandalism and arson attempts.

March 2013

KD TEAM UP WITH TM BROOKS In conjunction with TM Brooks we completed works at John Tainton, Kidderminster for the installation of a new crane rails.

We carried out the all the electrical preparation works, which comprised of the installation of a new cable management system and the relocation of all cabling running along the existing crane rails which ran the length of the works, ready for TM Brooks to complete their part of the works to install the new crane rails.

It turned out to be a real successful job.

March 2013

KD wins contract to supply and install a 16 Camera CCTV system in Doughty Engineering – Ringwood Hampshire.

The system provides Doughty Engineering with additional
on-site security for its employees and equipment. It also connected to the company’s network infrastructure allowing remote access to the site via ‘smart phone viewing’, PC,
I-pad, laptop etc.

4th February 2013

New appointment of Business Development Manager – Mark McMaster.

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Mark McMaster to KD Electrical. With over 35 years of experience Mark joins us as Business Development Manager.

A strong and experienced professional in the field of security, Mark has an eye for detail and a commitment to excellent operational delivery.

As a valuable asset to our business we welcome him to the team.

January 2013

Alan’s Retirement – After 40 years service Alan Banner of whom many of you will know, retired at Christmas. With his official retirement date being January 5th 2013, we marked the occasion at Rainbow Palace Chinese restaurant with all staff and partners present.

Alan had a great evening with many memorise of past time shared. He will be missed by all, but we hope he enjoys his well deserved retirement.

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“We installed a CCTV system to one of our clients following several thefts of diesel from their Lorries. Following the installation they had no further thefts. The director of the company was really happy that she could also keep an eye on her yard via her i-Phone while she was not on site and that she felt far more secure when alone at the works.”
Mayweld Welding Limited

“We would to thank K D Electrical for their second to none quality of service over the past 30+ years. Long may our working relationship continue.”
Scot Young Research.

“Ever since making the decision that we wanted to implement a CCTV system we were lucky enough to have K.D. Electrical recommended by a supplier and haven’t looked back. The entire process was as it should be, problem free. The specification process was simple, Mark came down and ran through our requirements, measured up and then came back with a full implementation plan and examples of the different types of hardware to fulfil the different requirements we had requested. Installation was carried out over the course of a week and went without a hitch, culminating in training on the last day so we can access all the features included with the system such as Iphone connectivity and remote viewing over http!The system has worked out so well we even caught an incident in a neighbour’s car park and with a couple of clicks we were able to supply a viewable copy for insurance purposes without interrupting our continuous coverage.”
Stephen Wright. Doughty Engineering.