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Workshop Manager

We are looking for a Workshop Manager to join our team in Swansea!

Are you a strong people manager? Do you have a technical/engineering background? If so, we would love to hear from you!

As an Engineering Workshop Manager you will  support and deputise for the Engineering Manager to manage all aspects of engineering performance in the depot, including fleet and environmental management, delivering excellent customer experience, while managing a governance agenda that supports legislative and policy compliance. You will engage front line colleagues though effective communication.

The salary for this position is £36,000 per annum and the working hours are 39 per week

What will you be doing?

In addition to the above some other key responsibilities are:

  • Support the induction and development of an engaged, talented and high performing engineering team, nurturing an innovative and continuous improvement culture
  • Work with the Training function to ensure that engineering teams are competently trained, and to achieve agreed establishment requirements
  • Conduct any disciplinary, grievance or absence management reviews in accordance with Company policy
  • Plan and manage the maintenance and servicing of the fleet, ensuring vehicles comply with all statutory regulations
  • Work alongside the Stores Manager to ensure optimum management of stock, including accurate and timely processing of warranty claims and audits
  • Maintain depot plant and equipment, ensuing all external contract maintenance is carried out in line with contractual agreements
  • Improve engineering and environmental performance in a sustainable manner, with a key focus on improving lost miles and breakdowns, resulting in delivery of agreed key performance indicators

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for someone with proven working experience in a management or supervisory role. You'll need to be skilled in workforce and material planning as well as having a strong engineering or technical background, you may have started your career in a hands on role and moved through the ranks to a managerial position. As this role will be working across multiple depots it would be a strong advantage if you have experience of multi depot functions.

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!

Interested? Apply Today!

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UK Bus - Swansea
Hoel Gwyrosydd, Swansea, Wales, SA5 7BN
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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 - Swansea
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