Heavy Goods Vehicle Mechanic

Dudley Borough Council

Posted 12 months ago

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council operates its own in-house vehicle maintenance operation providing a full vehicle maintenance and repair service for nearly 500 DMBC vehicles plus a number of other public bodies. We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, efficient and dedicated individuals to join our Transport Service Team of highly motivated professionals who work collectively to ensure the operation meets legislative requirements and standards   

The nature of our customers is such that we deal with a large variety of vehicles ranging from heavy commercial vehicles, truck mounted cranes, refuse vehicles, tippers and tail-lifts, plant, tractors, medium and small sized commercial vans. Much of our work is to tight deadlines and to the most thorough quality standards. In return we offer a competitive remuneration package, good working conditions and excellent training opportunities.

Grade 8 £29,174 – £31,895 plus 10% shift allowance

There is a requirement to work a fortnightly rotating shift pattern:

Week 1 5:30am to 1:18pm (37hr week)

Week 2 10:30am to 6:18pm (37hr week)

Carry out servicing and repairs (mechanical, electrical and hydraulic), preparing and present a wide range of internal and external fleet of vehicles for annual MOT tests

Assist the Workshop Team Leaders in accurately recording information on job cards using the fleet management system

Take part in various ‘out of hours’ and emergency ‘stand by’ services

The successful candidate must hold a full driving licence. A category C LGV driving licence would also be advantageous although we will support full training for the successful candidate to obtain this.

Winter maintenance driving opportunities offering additional standby payments and enhanced call out rates of pay.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a flexible and organised approach to their work and have good communication and interpersonal skills.

The applicant should have a NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification in motor vehicle craft studies or be able to demonstrate the relevant knowledge and experience and be able to work as an individual with minimal supervision and as part of a team.

Generous annual leave allowance (29 – 33 days) Paid leave on each of the 8 public holidays and in addition 1 extra statutory holiday.

Access to the highly valued Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. We would love to chat to you more about these opportunities and to tell you all about our team and service. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Paul Massey, Assistant Transport Manager on 01384 814540 or email paul.massey@dudley.gov.uk

NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications are received.

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