Vehicle Maintenance Technician
37 Hours per week
Salary £27,852 - £32,020
Dorset Council Fleet Services have a vacancy for a full time Commercial Vehicle Technician. Dorset Council has five vehicle workshops in the county and this vacancy is at the Councils workshop in Lomgmead, Shaftesbury where the successful candidate will join one other Technician.
What You Can Expect To Be Doing
Your role will be to service and maintain Dorset Council's diverse range of vehicles and plant which include light and heavy commercial vehicles, buses and specialist equipment such as gritters and refuse collection vehicles. The majority of vehicles maintained at Longmead are refuse collection vehicles.
Your work will include completing safety inspections on vehicles, servicing and preparing vehicles for annual test including steam cleaning. This scheduled work will be interrupted by unscheduled breakdowns and running defects repairs so you will need to be flexible in how you approach your work. Whilst most rectification work is performed in the workshop, you may on occasion be asked to attend a road-side breakdown. Similarly there may be occasion when you will need to work beyond your normal hours to get a frontline vehicle back on the road. You can be asked to work from one of the other four vehicle workshops if the service requires.
Other duties will include good house-keeping in the workshops and attending any training that the Council arranges for you.
A positive attitude, adaptability, a willingness to learn and an understanding that our customers (other Council departments) come first are behaviours that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate.
In return we can offer you the opportunity of improving your existing knowledge and skills, with a view of developing your career within what is currently one of the most job secure sectors at this time.
As a minimum you will have prior experience of working on commercial vehicles and hold a NVQ Level 3 or City and Guilds qualification in vehicle maintenance/engineering or equivalent.
A full UK driving licence is required (a provisional licence is not acceptable). Class C entitlement would be an advantage.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a sound knowledge of vehicle maintenance procedures and the DVSA guide to "Maintaining Roadworthiness Commercial, Goods and Public Service Vehicles.
For more information and informal discussion please contact Simon Walker 01305 225472
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At Dorset Council We
- provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
- have ambitious aspirations
- are excited about our future
- care about Dorset and all the people who live here
- know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success
- have access to a range of employee benefits
- be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
- have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression
We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.
We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.
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This post requires significant travel. You must have a vehicle (or transport we deem suitable) available for use as needed.
This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.
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