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Workshop Supervisor

We are currently seeking a Workshop Supervisor to join our busy Engineering team in Great Yarmouth.

Do you want to be part of our energetic team of Engineers and maintenance staff repairing our fleet of vehicles? If yes, then this Workshop Supervisor position could just be the job for you!

As a Workshop Supervisor you will ensure all maintenance and servicing is managed and carried out within the specified health and safety and budget parameters.

The salary is £30,000 per year and the working hours are 39 per week.

The successful Workshop Supervisor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • To ensure all maintenance and servicing is managed and carried out
  • To allocate planned and unplanned work to engineering staff in the most efficient way.
  • To monitor workshop staff sickness and absence.
  • To manage labour overtime in line with engineering budgets.
  • Carry out vehicle inspection audits in line with UK Bus SOPs.
  • Supervising of vehicle cleaning, fuelling, oil checks and parking in line with UK Bus SOPs.
  • To liaise with external contractors for workshop plant and equipment emergency call outs.
  • Take digital photographs of any vehicle involved in a third party incident in line with central engineering standard operating procedures.
  • To ensure no parts are booked out of stores without a work order or fleet number with the correct WBS (Reason code).
  • To manage the engineering vehicle status board and update the daily garage log to facilitate workshop planning.
  • To liaise with the operations department to deal with changeovers and breakdowns in the most effective way to minimise lost mileage.
  • To carry out daily team briefings to discuss the previous day's performance, any problems encountered, potential solutions and the current days' work schedule.
  • To diagnose reoccurring vehicle defects as identified by the local engineering manager and organise repair.
  • To ensure the enforcement of vehicle-specific diagnostic procedures for rectifying defects.

Skills and experience required

The successful candidate will hold an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in an Engineering field and be conversant with monitoring standard of engineering work on PCV.  Knowledge of safe operation of workshop equipment is essential and previous supervisory experience would be desirable. To apply for this role, you must be in possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence.  

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 - Great Yarmouth
Caister Road, Great Yarmouth, England, NR30 4DF
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - Great Yarmouth
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