Roadside Technician

F1 Personnel
10 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Introduction: We are an agency recruiting for a local Breakdown & Recovery Operator. Our client, a well-established, local automotive business, is looking to recruit a Roadside Technician to join their team.

Job Title: Roadside Technician


Location: Home based from the Great Barr area

Description: To attend broken-down cars by the roadside and repair if possible, if not then recover back to a designated drop-off point i.e. workshop, home and garage. Must have towing entitlement on driving licence i.e. ‘E’ such as BE or C1E.

Licence: Full, UK, licence with ‘E’ Towing entitlement with a maximum of 6 points for minor endorsements and no outstanding DD, DR or CD penalties.

Prefer 7.5T licence (LGVC1E) but will accept candidates with a BE licence

Digi-Tacho: Tacho card may be required depending upon vehicle being driven

Driver's CPC: Full DCPC may be required depending upon vehicle being driven

Skills & Experience: Applicants must have an excellent working knowledge of vehicle mechanics and diagnostics. Qualifications are not essential but applicants will be required to demonstrate their skills through a series of theory and practical test during the application and interview process.

Experience of the Breakdown & Recovery industry is not essential but an advantage. All applicants must have at least 1 year’s driving experience.

Training: Our client offers Induction training which includes safe use of the vehicle provided, Health & Safety and paperwork & procedures and will, for the right applicant, offer IVR modules.

People Skills: All applicants must have superb customer care skills and be able to communicate effectively with the general public in stressful and difficult situations.

Applicants must be prepared to work in all weather conditions, be self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.

A good level of fitness is required as the work can be very heavy.

Shift Pattern: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off; will include days, nights and weekend shifts as part of a rotating shift pattern.

Salary: TBC; depending upon skills and qualifications

Job Status: Permanent with immediate interviews and starts.

Vetting: Our client will undertake vetting including referencing for up to 5 years. They may also require a full DBS check and possibly a Level 2 Police Check. If you have any criminal convictions or cautions in the UK or abroad you MUST declare them to us at the time of applying. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and may determine if we can submit you for the position.

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