Job Vacancy – Steam Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Berrybrook Steam & Classics. The role will be a workshop-based role primarily working on miniature traction engines. 

Thank you to all applicants to this role, we have now filled the vacancy.

We look forward to welcoming our new team member soon!

Berrybrook Steam & Classics is part of a small, family-owned business on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon. For over a decade, we have specialised in the sale of Full-Size and Miniature Steam Engines. We now also advertise and sell Classic Cars, Classic Motorcycles, Vintage Tractors, and related vehicles.

We have a genuine passion for working with these earlier vehicles and pride ourselves on being able to broker transactions which suit all parties. We do this by either buying and selling or through our commission sale arrangements. 

We additionally offer a range of related services including haulage, valuations, workshop facilities and steam engine experience days!

The primary role of this exciting vacancy will be to carry out repair, replacement, and maintenance work on miniature traction engines of all sizes. You will be expected to help our current team with the preparation of miniatures for sale and, as our workshops grow, with helping us take on external work for local miniature traction engine owners. We operate an exciting business so the work will be varied and will require a level of expertise prior to starting. 

Essential Attributes:

  • Enthusiasm for steam engines and classic vehicles. 
  • Experienced engineer (either commercially or as a hobbyist). 
  • Ability to maintain a clean and tidy workspace.
  • Ability to work well in a tightknit team meeting sales related deadlines. 
  • Ability to commute to our premises near Exeter on a regular basis. 

Desirable Attributes:

  • A willingness to be flexible in the role, as part of a small-business, and as the business grows.
  • Experience working on steam engines of any size.

The wage and hours are by negotiation and will depend on the candidates experience and availability. It will be based on our premises near Exeter and is a rare opportunity to work with steam and classic vehicles.

For a further chat about what the role entails, please ring Matt on 01392 833301. To apply for the role, please email your CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel this job may suit you to [email protected].

We have set no deadline for this application and will keep the vacancy open until a suitable candidate is found.


Do you want to get involved in the world of steam? Are you considering buying a miniature steam engine? Are you stuck for a gift idea or are you simply looking for a good day out?

If so, we offer two different style days, tailored to suit your needs…

We offer a ‘Traction Engine Experience Day’, perfect as a gift and a fun day out learning a bit about what running a steam engine involves. We also offer a ‘Miniature Driving Lesson’ which is a half day course in the practical use of a scale traction engine.

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We specialise in the sale of steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes! 

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you.

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Visit the official Berrybrook Steam & Classics online shop where we sell a range of steam-related products including gifts, parts and accessories for your miniature steam engine, gift vouchers for steam experience days and branded clothing!

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Milbury Model Company

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new partner website, the Milbury Model Company!

Our newest department is dedicated to supplying high-quality, brand new model and toy-sized steam engines, spares, accessories, gifts and more…

We are an official stockist for the complete range of Wilesco products which is sold from our Devon-based shop and is available to buy online.

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The Berrybrook Blog

Looking to find out more about the preservation movement, traction engines, historic vehicles or our heritage?

The Berrybrook Blog visits a range of topics to interest all readers!

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We can help you sell…

We specialise in selling steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission.

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Our showrooms are open to anyone and you are more than welcome to pop in to say hello, regardless of whether a purchase is on your mind or not!

*We are occasionally open on some Saturdays by prior agreement only – please ring 01392 833301 on a normal working day to arrange a visit.

We are typically closed on Bank Holidays.

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