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PSV/HGV Mechanic/Technician

We are looking for a skilled PSV/HGV Mechanic/Technician to join our team in Chelmsford.

Do you have a Level 3 mechanical qualification? Are you fully conversant in vehicle repair? If so, we want to hear from you?

As a PSV/HGV Mechanic you will be working 39 hours per week (this will include weekend work) and the salary is £17.01 per hour (£34,500 per year)

What will you be doing?

As a Skilled Mechanic you will diagnose and carry out vehicle repair, servicing and parts replacement with Central Engineering Standard Operating Procedures. The successful candidate will be someone who has the ability to work safely and efficiently to a high standard in a busy engineering workshop.

In addition to this some other key responsibilities are:

  • 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 single 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 housekeeping practices including general tidiness in the workshop and the return of all tools and equipment to their designated place.
  • To carry out routine vehicle examinations using hand held data capture devices if applicable, in accordance to central engineering SOPs and VOSA testing requirements.
  • To attend on-road vehicle breakdowns and recoveries.
  • To carry out vehicle road testing where necessary to decide specific vehicle defects or following remedial repair

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with a minimum Level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent in mechanical or automotive engineering or similar.

You must be fully conversant with the overhaul and repair of vehicle systems engines, gear boxes and hydraulic systems and have strong working experience using workshop equipment such as brake rolling road testers, tracking gauges, hydraulic vehicle lifts, washing systems and testing equipment. To be successful you will need to also have a basic electrical understanding.  

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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  • Ref:
    011709
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    39
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Chelmsford
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