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Mechanic/MOT Tester

  • Job reference: SSIMP007
  • Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Mechanical Engineers (All Levels)
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Job description: An opportunity has arisen for a full time Mechanic/MOT tester based in Salford

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and talented Vehicle Mechanic with the drive to keep our Transport Fleet on the move.

This role requires you to hold a current driving license (LGV category C is desirable but not essential) and be trained to NVQ level 3 and/or City & Guilds (or equivalent) for light or heavy vehicles in a Vehicle Maintenance/Repair environment. This is an opportunity to enhance your skills, carrying out maintenance to our fleet of HGV, Light Vehicles and Specialised Equipment. You must also be willing to work alternating shifts.

The position attracts the opportunity to undertake continual training to enhance skills and knowledge.
You need to organised, and have good written and oral communication skills, and hold good customer care skills.

In return you will receive a competitive salary, and gain access to career development opportunities, be given the option to join a recognised pension scheme.

Job Description

Qualified mechanic
Qualified MOT examiner
Available to work alternating shifts (normally 0600 to 1400 or 1400 to 2200pm)

LGV Licence

Duties & Responsibilities

1.To carry out repairs/maintenance up to major overall standard on a wide range of vehicle's and associated plant equipment, including municipal specialist equipment, (e.g. bin lifts, refuse compacting equipment, road sweepers, gritter vehicles and equipment, passenger and goods lifts, and gully cleaning machinery).
2.Operate all existing or projected associated garage equipment as agreed from time to time eg, brake testing equipment, exhaust gas analysing equipment diesel smoke testing equipment and all other equipment that may be introduced in order to enhance the service provided.
3.Be prepared to work at various depot locations.
4.To maintain and complete daily documents - job tickets, inspection sheets, including test reports eg; brake test and exhaust emissions, and daily time sheets.
5.Take care of all tools and equipment borrowed from the stores and ensure all is clean and serviceable on return to stores
6.To maintain personal tools in good condition and to ensure their suitability to the work required of them
7.Be prepared to work on dirty vehicles and equipment, and in adverse weather conditions if necessary
8.To be fully aware of the importance of Customer Care in all activities.
9.Ensure that all Health and Safety at work procedures are adhered to.
10.To carry out his/hers duties with full regard to the City Council's policies and procedures
11.To undertake flexibly in line with business needs.
12.To undertake any training as may be required to equip the post holder for the enhanced performance of his/her existing or future duties
13.To give advice, information and training to apprentice's

Compliance Requirements
*Qualified mechanic
*Qualified MOT examiner
*Available to work alternating shifts (normally 0600 to 1400 or 1400 to 2200pm)

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity please email your CV to and call Stewart on 01772 208967 for more info.