Training Support Team – Technician

Randstad Inhouse Services
04 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job role: Training Support Team - Technician

Salary: Competitive plus 25 holiday days plus bank holidays

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire

The Ford Blue Oval is one of the world’s best-known brands. It represents cutting-edge technological development, and a range of some of the most popular cars and commercial vehicles around the globe.

A vacancy exists for a Training Support Technician within the Henry Ford Academy, located at Daventry, Northamptonshire. The HFA delivers various training courses to over 600 delegates from the Dealership network and the Ford Dealer Apprenticeship programme. The two-level state of the art building includes workshop areas, classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium and a vehicle showroom.

The main function of this role is to support the delivery of class-leading training & development solutions that meets the needs of Ford and the Dealer Network and to ensure that the appropriate technical support and materials are available to the tutor teams.

Additionally there is a requirement to plan, design and build specialised training materials / rigs that support the training team and delegates in the understanding of key vehicle systems and technologies.

Training Support Team - Technician

What we offer:

* Competitive Salary

* 37.5 hour working week

* Working days Monday to Friday (you may be required to work late on occasions)

* Competitive Pension provision

* Generous holiday entitlement

* Discounted rates when purchasing Ford vehicles

* On-site gym facilities free for employees

* Subsidised Canteen

Main roles and responsibilities are:

* Open or close Academy facilities as required

* Design, manufacture and assemble specialist training rigs

* Design, manufacture and build Electrical Test boxes as determined by the technical Curriculum

* Design, manufacture and assemble transportation solutions for specialist equipment used during regional training (e.g. Air-conditioning units)

* Maintain Academy vehicle fleet

* Investigate and rectify vehicle faults and failures in the following areas:

* Repair and maintain classroom equipment

* Maintain training and testing equipment.

* Provide technical training support

* Identify parts required to maintain the training rigs etc.

* Obsolescence management – identify and dispose of items that are surplus to requirement

* Support Training Course preparation / set-up

* Conduct Parts ordering and where necessary parts picking for key components required.

* Identify parts required to maintain the training curriculum

* Provide trainer support

* Collect and deliver

* Provide verbal and written feedback on any issues identified.

* Identify product quality / environmental concerns

* Ensure systems are safe for delegates/trainers to operate at all times.

We’re looking for:

* Recognised Apprenticeship qualification in Automotive Studies

* NVQ Level 3 qualification in Automotive or related studies & electrical components on the job spec

* Multi-skilled qualified with proven experience with electrical diagnostic work

* ETIS & IDS knowledge preferred

* Significant mechanical experience working in an Automotive or similar commercial environment

* Familiar with Health & Safety at work standards

* Must hold a Fork Lift Truck Licence

* Must hold a full clean driving licence

* Prepared to be flexible and use initiative, and work without close supervision

If you’re focused, high-reaching and passionate about your work, you have the potential to go far at Ford.

Interested in becoming part of our Ford team?

Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit an application as early as possible.

Ford is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sex, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability

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