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Engineering Chargehand

We are looking for an Engineering Chargehand to join our busy engineering team in Norwich

As an Engineering Chargehand you will ensure strong teams are built in the depot, by consistently delivering a great service everyday.

You will ensure that all maintenance and servicing is carried out within time and budget, maintaining health and safety standards.

The salary for this position is £28,000 per year and the working hours are 39 per week (working 5 out of 7 days on a rotating early and late shift including weekends)

Main Duties:

  • To monitor the daily running of the depot and all engineering staff, and supervising in the absence of the Workshop Planner and Engineering Supervisor
  • To carry out repairs and diagnosis on vehicles as required.
  • To fully comply with all HS & E legislation along with First Group policies.
  • To provide guidance to other staff as required.
  • To allocate planned and unplanned work to engineering staff.
  • To control labour overtime in line with set authorisation limits, as set by Engineering Manager.
  • Ensure the engineering vehicle status board and daily garage log are updated to reflect any changes that take place.
  • Liaise with the operations department to deal with changeovers and breakdowns in the most effective way to minimise lost mileage
  • In the absence of the Cleaning Controller, control of vehicle cleaning, fuelling, oil checks and parking.
  • Processing vehicle defect cards in line with engineering standard operating procedures.
  • Take digital photographs of any vehicle involved in a third party incident in line with engineering standard operating procedures as required.
  • To ensure all labour hours and material issues are recorded for specific workshop activities on works orders, ensuring no parts are booked out of stores without a work order or fleet number with the correct WBS (Reason code).

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds level 1 & 2) in a relevant Vehicle Repair subject.
  • To be fully conversant with the safe operation of workshop equipment
  • Must be in the possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence and forklift truck licence if required.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Engaging and empowering with great organisational skills

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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Location
UK Bus - Norwich, Roundtree Way
First Roundtree Way Depot, Roundtree Way, Norwich, England, NR7 8ZZ
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  • Ref:
    013485
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    39
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Norwich, Roundtree Way
 
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