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HGV Mechanic

Job Description

Service Care Solutions have an exciting opportunity to join a client based in North London who are seeking a Permanent member to join there Fleet Team in the position of HGV Mechanic.

In this role of HGV Mechanic, your core role will be to carry out the maintenance of the councils fleet of vehicles, including third party and plant maintenance processes ensuring this is carried out effectively to meet the services obligations, in a timely and cost effective manner.

The key accountabilities will include:

  • The effective use of skills, expertise, and the technical resources of the Transport Workshop, in respect of inspection, servicing and repair of vehicles, plant and their associated components.
  • Assist in supporting of solutions that will enable the compliance with the council's operators' license, appropriate legislation, council's policies, and performance standards.
  • Promote continuous improvement and 'right first time' culture, within the Transport Workshop team.
  • Be the council's designated VOSA MOT Station Nominated Tester, responsible for undertaking MOT Tests (Class 4, 5 & 7).
  • To assist in the provision of the day-to-day Transport Workshop administration and Fleetwave™ IT operational support.
  • Inspect and test vehicles and plant (including Grounds Maintenance equipment) to Council's standards and criteria, in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Diagnose faults and repairs relating to all vehicles and plant including that necessary to pass legislative testing (MOT test), provide condition and maintenance reports orally and in writing.
  • Identify and report all potential faults or non-compliance affecting operational and roadworthy capability, notifying supervision accordingly.
  • Service and repair vehicles and plant (including Grounds Maintenance equipment) using appropriate equipment and other resources in a proper and safe manner to established standards and criteria.
  • Have required level of skill and knowledge of electric/hybrid vehicles with the required level of skills and knowledge to carry out repairs and diagnose faults on live high voltage vehicle electrical components and safety systems.
  • Conduct off site inspections and repairs, provide roadside assistance and recovery of defective or damaged vehicles/plant, using suitable equipment.
  • Estimate the cost of repairs and recommend remedial action at the point of repair and any variation thereof on the job sheet, prior to undertaking the task.

For this vacancy, we are seeking a candidate who is able to demonstrate that they:

  • Hold and NVQ L3 or IMI L3 qualification or equivalent in Heavy Motor Vehicle.
  • Are a Qualified Commercial Vehicle Inspector (VOSA Accredited)
  • Experienced in HGV Mechanics
  • Are able to be on a Standby rota
  • Have IT Skills
  • Communicate effectively and have demonstrable admin skills
  • Are a team player
  • Be Flexible in changing work conditions
  • Can work Split shifts

Working hours for this role will be Monday for Friday 06.30 to 21.30 on a split shift and provide standby cover on a 1 in 9-week rota including weekends and bank holidays.

For more information on this role and to apply, please contact Prakash by emailing or call 01772 208967.