HGV/LGV Technician

Heads Recruitment
Newton Solney
£8.00 per hour
08 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: HGV/LGV Technician

Location: Derby

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Monday-Friday – 8.00am-6.00pm

Salary: £8.00-£16.00 per hour

The Candidate

  • Light and / or Heavy Vehicle Technician’s qualifications (City & Guilds / NVQ Level 2 or equivalent)
  • A full driving licence with category C entitlement would be desirable but is not essential
  • Have a good level of proven experience within a similar HGV Workshop environment
  • Possess a good working knowledge and understanding of the Health and Safety regulations and procedures surrounding the industry
  • Can correctly use all specialised and associated equipment to familiarity with hand tools, power tools, welders, grinders, air and hydraulic jacks, tyre repair equipment
  • Be willing to participate in an out of hours call rota
  • Keen to support others and are cooperative team members
  • Ability to question, challenge and improve upon existing processes
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Resilience with an ability to keep calm under pressure and continue to follow the correct processes even under difficult circumstances

The Role

Working with the Workshop Manager and Compliance Officer to assist in the maintenance of a fleet of HGV / LGV vehicles and trailers. Responsible for inspecting, diagnosing faults / defects, testing, dismantling, overhauling, repairing and re-assembling engines, trailers, related equipment and components.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of fleet trailers
  • Carrying out road tests
  • Performing emergency road repairs
  • Routine vehicle maintenance to VOSA standards
  • Diagnoses of vehicles utilising computer based diagnostic equipment
  • Carry out scheduled fleet maintenance tasks
  • Preparation of vehicles and trailers for MOT inspections
  • Carry out re-chassis work and light fabrication
  • Responsible for upkeep of scheduled maintenance records, including recording details of all work done and scheduling of servicing in compliance with Operator’s License requirements
  • Willing to participate in relevant and appropriate training and assessments
  • Support, comply and ensure complicity by self and team with Health, Safety and Environmental regulations, the company handbook, Quality standards and all other company policies and procedures.

The Company

Established over 150 years ago, our client is a large warehousing and distribution company based in Derby. Currently undergoing an extended period of growth they are currently looking to add to their HGV maintenance team. Offering good opportunities for future career progression this business is a great place to further your career with transport planning.

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