Job title: Vehicle Fleet workshop mechanics
Job type: Temporary
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Public Sector
Pay interval: Hourly
Pay rate: GBP £19.00
Location: Carlisle, UK
Job published: 2024-03-11
Job ID: 32191

Job Description

Job description

Our client in Carlisle are recruiting qualified HGV or car mechanics mechanics to maintain and repair vehicles and associated equipment to the required standards to ensure that their business can meet its operational commitments. Although initially temporary they may be good long term opportunities for candidates.

Duties include;

1. Undertake routine inspection, servicing and repairs of vehicles, and other equipment and undertake unscheduled work, including accident repairs, and modifications as directed.

2. Be part of an ‘out of hours’ mechanics rota.

3. Attend operational incidents as required to provide emergency repair service.

4. Undertake the delivery and changeover of vehicles, appliances and associated equipment as directed.

5. Undertake the recording of information as required and ensure associated documentation is completed accordingly.

6. Undertake such duties that the Fleet Maintenance Manager may, from time to time, determine commensurate with the grading of the post.

7. To ensure the standards of work are carried out to the required national and vehicle manufacturer’s vehicle maintenance standards.

8. Work with the workshop supervisor in developing best practice and a quality workmanship regime.

9. Where appropriate, assist the workshop supervisor in the training, developing and mentoring of apprentices

10. To ensure all workspaces and equipment within his/her area of responsibility are maintained in a clean and safe condition.

11. To adhere to the business equality and diversity polices.

12. All employees are required to conform to the business Health and Safety Policy and to accept and carry out their responsibilities under the provision of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations.

13. To adopt a flexible approach to working within the Fleet Team accepting and embracing the need to assist any service within the business where Fleet support is required.

14. To foster professional working relationships with internal and external services to ensure full compliance with all operating, monitoring and control measures are adhered to.

Special Circumstances relating to the post:

15. You will be required to be part of the Fleet team’s out-of-hours on-call arrangements.

16. You will receive training on all applicable vehicles to enable you to carry out your duties.

Desired qualification/experience;

· City and guilds Mechanics and Technicians certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology or NVQ level 3. Or, equivalent

· Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Licence (desirable)

· European Computer Driver Licence (ECDL) (Desirable)

· Health & Safety certificates (Desirable)

· HGV CPC driver Qualification (Desirable)

· VOSA MOT Tester (Desirable)

· Vehicle inspection systems – vehicle preparation for MOT

· Sound knowledge of current vehicle technology,

· Working knowledge of UK and EU Transport, Construction & Use Regulations, Vehicle Inspectorate Legislation and relevant Codes of Practice relative to Road Transport Management.

· Workshop knowledge in vehicle design/ structure and components.

· Experience of Public Sector vehicle types.

· Knowledge of health safety and risk regulations relating to vehicles, equipment, workshop and safe working practice.

· Knowledge of fleet management vehicle maintenance safety inspection programmes

· Software systems, and, proven experience of delivering vehicle maintenance programmes

· Knowledge of a wide variety of vehicle maintenance, fault finding and repair with different types of vehicles.

· First Aid training (Desirable)

· Demonstrable and significant experience of working within a large fleet vehicle workshop

· Practical experience of and the necessary skills to prepare vehicle for MOT on a wide ranging number of public sector vehicles

· Experience of working in an emergency response environment (Desirable)

· Experience of working on winter maintenance vehicles (Desirable)

· Knowledge of Fleet Management software systems, and, proven experience of delivering vehicle maintenance programmes (Desirable)

· Mentoring, developing apprentices (Desirable)


Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract with good long term opportunities for candidates

Pay: £19.00 per hour

Expected hours: 37 per week


  • Company pension
  • Free parking