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Auto Electrician - Night Shift

We are looking for a self-motivated Electrician to join the Engineering Team in Halifax. To diagnose and carry out vehicle repairs, serving and parts replacement in accordance with Central Engineering Standard Operating Procedures.

Key Accountabilities

  • To diagnose vehicle faults and specify the correct method of repair and parts to be used within defined quality standards and within the most cost effective manner
  • To carry out vehicle servicing in accordance with central engineering SOPs
  • To record job times for the repair action either manually or electronically
  • To ensure parts replaced under warranty are returned to stores fully labelled and in a clean condition
  • To ensure all parts are booked out from stores using the correct procedure
  • To adhere to good house keeping practices including general tidiness in the workshop and the return of all tools and equipment to their designated place
  • To attend on-road vehicle breakdowns and recoveries
  • To carry out vehicle road testing where necessary to detect  specific vehicle defects or following remedial repair

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required

Do you have a minimum level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds level 1 & 2)?

Are you fully conversant with the safe operation of workshop equipment including brake rolling road testers, tracking gauges, hydraulic vehicle lifts, pressurised oil and waste systems, battery charges and starters, trolley jacks, scaffolding, pressure wash and automatic washing equipment, digital smoke readers, headlamp alignment testers, hydraulic jacks and testing equipment, drilling machines, torque wrenches, pedestal grinders and general portable equipment (i.e. air guns, drills, electric and pneumatic hand tools etc..)?

Are you fully conversant with the overhaul and repair of vehicle electrical systems including engine management, automatic/semi-automatic gearboxes, electronic braking, suspension, electronic destinations, multiplex wiring systems and E.C.U, control systems.

Are you fully familiar with all relevant diagnostic equipment including multi meters, temperature gauges, micrometers, vernier gauges and E.C.U. diagnostic computer equipment?

Do you have basic skills in gas and electric welding?

Are you able to attend relevant training courses, which may involve an overnight stay?

Are you in possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence and forklift truck licence if required?

Once you've completed your probation period, you'll enjoy fantastic benefits:

  • Free travel - On our buses
  • Discounted travel for you and your family on the trains (GWR, TPE, Hull Trains) and your family & friends will also benefit from cheap bus travel. For £6 per day you can take the train all the way to London and back!
  • First Xclusives - Discounts on First UK rail and bus and over 3,000 offers on goods and services for you, your family and friends
  • Share in our success – Buy discounted shares in First
  • Pension – You'll automatically join our scheme and start building a pension pot
  • Free life assurance – For all members of our pension scheme.

About us

One of Britain's largest bus operators, we connect communities and help people to go to school, work and the shops. Every single day around 1.6 million passengers get on board our 6,400 buses. It's why we're so passionate about providing services that are reliable, punctual and offer good value for money. We're also proud to be part of the FirstGroup family that's based all around the world from the UK and Ireland to the USA, Canada and Mexico.

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UK Bus - Halifax
First UK Bus - Halifax Depot, Winding Street, Halifax, England, HX1 1UZ
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Halifax
  • Closing Date:
    20 August 2019
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