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Lead Technician/Mechanic

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Lead Technicians/Mechanics to join our busy team in Slough on a Night Shift

We are looking for self-motivated candidates who have a flexible approach to work and who are keen to support others.

The salary for this position is up to £40,000 per annum for Lead Technicians depending on skills and experience and £34,000 for Mechanics

Your working hours will be 40 per week.

Working as part of the team, you will be responsible for the following duties;

  • To lead the Engineering Operation dealing with Vehicle Servicing, Breakdown and Inspections and diagnose faults specifying the correct method of repair and length of time it may take to repair.
  • To be flexible in respect of working hours to ensure commitments to operational requirements are fulfilled and will need to remain up to date with any new engineering or health and safety legislation, or First policy that may affect the working environment or vehicle maintenance regime.
  • There is a requirement to pass knowledge onto engineering staff. The jobholder must be prepared to be instrumental in providing a path for the concept and fulfilment of continuous improvement throughout the organisation
  • To be fully up to date with individual vehicle history paying particular attention to reoccurring defects prior to carrying out the vehicle inspection. 
  • To be familiar with modern repair techniques and the use of electronic and mechanical diagnostic equipment (i.e. Brake rolling road tester, smoke meter, headlight alignment tester, engine oil sampling and diagnostic laptop equipment).
  • To be familiar with computerised engineering systems and the input and extraction of relevant data.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience;

  • Minimum level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds level 1 & 2) in a relevant qualification.
  • Fully conversant with the overhaul and repair of vehicle systems, the safe operation of workshop equipment and familiar with diagnostic equipment
  • Must be in the 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 - Slough
Slough Bus Station, Brunel Way, Slough, Berkshire, UK, SL1 1XN
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - Slough
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