Heavy Goods Vehicle Maintenance Technician Supervisor - Day Shift

Home Bargains
Boscombe Down, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Job Introduction

With 115 HGV trailers currently onsite we are now recruiting for experienced Vehicle Maintenance Technician Supervisors to be based at our onsite maintenance workshop.

Our purpose-built state of the art HGV Vehicle Maintenance Unit/Workshop at our Southern Distribution Centre in Amesbury, Wiltshire is scheduled for completion Summer/Autumn 2020.

Our plans are for the facilities to mirror those at our Head Office in Liverpool - a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Authorised Testing Facility (DVSA ATF) and with a Tachograph bay and fully equipped working bays enabling the maintenance and servicing of our modern fleet of vehicles and trailers.

Role Responsibility

  • Supervise the shift ensuring efficiency and health and safety compliance
  • Work with contractors, suppliers and office staff
  • Hold shift meetings/tool box talks with team members
  • Use all the systems provided to ensure all Technicians are updated and where possible assist them in any basic training on each system i.e. R2C
  • Carry out preventative vehicle maintenance and servicing, MOT preparation and repairs to a high standard
  • Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately, using computer-based diagnostic equipment
  • Repair or replace broken or defective parts and resolve defects
  • Carry out DVSA vehicle testing (if authorised)
  • Road test vehicles to check repairs
  • Maintain VMU equipment and working areas to a good, clean condition
  • Use hand tools and general garage equipment
  • Tail Lift maintenance and vehicle body work repairs, fabrication and basic welding processes
  • Complete administrative tasks and reports as requested

The Ideal Candidate

  • Min 3 years' proven experience as a Vehicle Technician with trailer maintenance experience
  • Level 2 City & Guilds or BTECH National in HGV Motor Vehicle Engineering or equivalent UK recognised qualification
  • UK Driving licence (HGV category an advantage)
  • Experience in fault diagnostic equipment, e.g. Tech tool, STAR and JAL and including trailer systems
  • A desire for delivering the highest possible standards of work with respect to quality and compliance
  • Must own standard tools - more specific tools will be provided

  • IRTEC inspection licence along with any tail lift inspection certification
  • Main dealership experience
  • Tail lift experience
  • Supervisory skills desirable or held a similar position previously

Package Description

  • £48,924 (£41,113 base salary plus £7,811 night shift premium)
  • 4 on 4 off shift pattern, working an average 39 hours per week, from 6am - 6pm and 7am - 7pm
  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years' service
  • Contributable Company pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free parking
  • 10% store discount
  • Access to social and sporting events
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