Senior Auto Electrician / Workshop Controller

Recruiter
Northants Auto Parts & Service Ltd
Location
Northampton
Posted
22 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Auto Electrician / Workshop Controller
We now looking to recruit a senior auto electrician with extensive experience of working in an auto-electrical workshop. Someone with drive and enthusiasm who enjoys a challenge and is not afraid of hard work.
Our ideal candidate will have a broad depth of knowledge and at least 8 years’ experience as an auto-electrician working on a wide range of vehicles. An in-depth knowledge of the specialist equipment that is fitted to commercial as well as private vehicles, plus the ability to use diagnostic equipment to determine faults and rectify them is necessary.
Essential Requirements
* Able to read and understand wiring diagrams and schematics
* Knowledge of legal requirements associate with vehicle modifications
* Computer skills – particularly in Word and Excel
* Good knowledge of currently available automotive equipment, systems and accessories.
* Able to communicate clearly with customers, suppliers and other members of staff.
* Able to design installations, advise and instruct on correct methods of fitting and in-service use
* Able to carry out installation work yourself, fault find, and to advise and support staff working for you.
Desirable Requirements
* Able to accurately prepare quotations, maintain records and develop management systems.
* Formal qualifications in auto electrical installations / repairs
* Experience of working with coachbuilders or specialist vehicle manufacturers
Experience in all of the following would be a distinct advantage:
* Fitting and repairing night heaters and air conditioning units in commercial vehicles
* Split charging systems
* Inverters and mains wiring in vehicles
* Vehicle alarm systems
* Vehicle camera and recording systems
* Fitting light bars, beacons, work lamps, interior and exterior lighting systems
* Safety warning systems, buzzers and sirens
As this is a new position you will initially be involved in carrying out the current installation work for existing customers. You will also be expected to develop and implement systems for quoting for work (including diagnostics and repairs of private vehicles), work planning, maintaining records and running a successful workshop.
Your usual place of work will be our workshop in Northampton
Usual hours of work (40 per week) are 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday. However you would be expected on occasions to work overtime in order to meet customer deadlines.
This position would suit an experienced hardworking and conscientious auto electrician who enjoys hands-on work but also wants the challenge of helping develop a top class auto-electrical workshop team.
Salary £30,000 - £35,000 + overtime + bonus + workplace pension

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