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Roadside Mechanic - Huddersfield (010372)

We are looking for a Roadside Mechanic/Technician to join our team in Huddersfield.

The salary for this position is £9.21 per hour and the working hours are 37.5 per week over 5 days including some weekend working.

The safety and reliability of our buses is vital in making sure we can provide the highest levels of service to our customers. We are continually investing in new vehicles and our entire fleet is one of the youngest in the country.

Main Duties

The position reports into the Engineering Manager. You will be attending breakdowns on the roadside and be there to assist bus drivers when they are out on the road. The successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Attending breakdowns on the roadside and assisting bus drivers with technical and mechanical faults when they are out on the road
  • To diagnose and carry out MOT preps, general vehicle repairs, servicing and parts replacement in accordance with central engineering standard operating procedures
  • Vehicle fault diagnostics and repair including welding and repaint where necessary
  • To fully comply with all HS & E legislation along with Group policies
  • To fully comply with all relevant Engineering SOPs
  • Maintain and develop technical skills as required
  • Any duty deemed reasonable by the Engineering Manager and supervisors

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to multi skill within an engineering environment
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • An aptitude to develop others within the engineering team to improve efficiency
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all colleagues
  • A PCV license is desirable, ability to obtain PCV license is essential

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

  • Free travel - On our buses
  • 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.

One of Britain's largest bus operators, we help around 1.6 million passengers get about their local communities every day. Putting safety first and our customers at the heart of everything we do, we provide reliable, comfortable and punctual services that offer good value for money. We're also proud to be part of the FirstGroup family that carries 2.5 billion passengers a year all around the world in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and Mexico.

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UK Bus - Huddersfield
First UK Bus Huddersfield Depot, Old Fieldhouse Lane , Huddersfield , England, HD2 1AG
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - Huddersfield
  • Closing Date:
    12 July 2019
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