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Engineering Chargehand

We are looking for flexible and motivated Engineering Chargehands to join us in Chelmsford.

Do you have HGV or PCV maintenance experience? Do you have supervisory experience? Are you confident in guiding and motivating teams? If yes this Engineering Chargehand position could be for you!

As an Engineering Chargehand you will carry out the day to day supervisory aspect of the engineering function and the various administrative tasks associated with SAP System.

The salary for this position is £36,500 per annum (£18.02 per hour) and the working hours are 39 per week.

Your main duties will include the following:

  • In line with standard policies and procedures, supervise the maintenance and servicing of the fleet, ensuring vehicles comply with all statutory regulations
  • Induct and develop an engaged, talented and high performing engineering team
  • Efficiently allocate planned and unplanned work across the engineering team, including covering on the day absence
  • Ensure the availability of vehicles in line with operational requirements
  • Support the Stores Manager to ensure optimum management of stock and accurate and timely processing of warranty claims
  • Maintain accurate records for all aspects of engineering standards and performance, including fleet and environmental management
  • Ensure a comprehensive hand-over and coordination across shifts
  • Conduct any disciplinary, grievance or absence management reviews in accordance with Company policy
  • Work alongside depot operational and engineering team members, fostering excellent working relationships to effectively manage all aspects of service performance, including vehicle allocation, breakdowns, changeovers and punctuality and reliability of services

Who are we looking for?

  • You will have a minimum level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds level 1 & 2). 
  • It is essential for you to have HGV or PCV maintenance experience

As an Engineering Chargehand you will have to be fully conversant with the safe operation of workshop equipment including, hydraulic vehicle lifts, pressurised oil and waste systems, battery chargers and starters, trolley jacks, scaffolding, pressure wash and automatic washing equipment, headlamp alignment tester, hydraulic jacks and testing equipment, drilling machine, torque wrenches, pedestal grinders and general portable equipment.

You must be in the possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence and forklift truck licence if required

What can we offer you?

  • up to 5 weeks holiday (plus Public Holidays)
  • company pension
  • free bus travel for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel on GWR, SWR and other First train companies
  • High Street discounts

We will also provide you with boots, overalls and specialist equipment so no need to worry about being safe/protected or having the right kit for the job!

What do we do?

One of the UK's largest bus operators, our team of 17,000 Journey Makers helps 1.6 million customers every single day to get to where they want to go.

Engineering is an integral part of our business focusing on efficiency, excellence, safety and reliability. We're constantly looking for ways to improve our processes, techniques and ways of engineering our very diverse fleet.

Working for First UK Bus you'll find your role varied, rewarding and satisfying. You'll work alongside our great team of technicians, mechanics, electricians and cleaners who all pull together to do a brilliant job! No two days are ever the same!

Interested? Apply Today!


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UK Bus - Chelmsford
Westway, Chelmsford, Essex, England, CM1 3AR
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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 - Chelmsford
  • Closing Date:
    20 November 2019
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