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Vehicle MOT Technician Harrogate

North Yorkshire Council
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
£32,076 to £35,745 per annum
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

Job Details

Do you have a City and Guilds Vehicle Maintenance and repair Level 3, BTEC National Certificate in Vehicle repair and technology or NVQ level 3 vehicle maintenance and repair Mechanical & Electrical?

Do you have 3 years’ experience in a maintenance role? (preferred) 

Do you have an MOT Test qualification or want to develop your skills by taking the Level 2 MOT testing certificate? 

We are looking for a mechanic to join our Fleet Management Team.  We maintain and service a variety of vehicles (from specialist HGV municipal vehicles to vans) and plant equipment (from ride on grass mowers to leaf blowers) at our Depot at Claro Road, Harrogate.   

Our Service

We operate a fleet of about 850 vehicles across North Yorkshire. Our fleet consist of a variety of vehicles from refuse collection vehicles, gritters, road sweepers, minibuses, tippers, cars and vans, and operate about 200 vehicles on our Goods Operator Licence and 105 minibuses on Transport Act Permits. We also work closely with NY Highways Ltd and other Brierley Group Companies and provide a maintenance service to those companies where required. North Yorkshire Council have four MOT testing stations where we undertake the MOT tests to Department for Transport (DfT) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) standards. The safety of vehicles is of critical importance to the safety of employees, passengers, residents and other road users and it is vital that maintenance is undertaken effectively and consistently to ensure the Council meets it Operator Licence and Permit undertakings.   

The role 

As our Mechanic you will work on a fleet that consists of a variety of vehicles from refuse collection vehicles, gritters, road sweepers, minibuses, tippers, cars and vans, providing hands-on maintenance and repair of vehicles, plants and workshop equipment to the required standard. You may be required to attend vehicles that have broken down at the roadside, off site and undertake repairs where possible throughout the Harrogate area. You will also conduct MOT tests (when qualified) on our state-of-the-art test ramps as required, and ensure all documents meet the required standards at all times. You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate should also have good written and basic IT keyboard skills for our state-of-the-art diagnostic and electronic work system.  Weekend working is available and purely on a volunteering basis for this you will receive an additional £30 per day on top of your normal salary.  What you will bring You will have a good understanding of health and safety requirements in a workshop environment, in-depth knowledge of vehicle maintenance and required operating standards, as well as significant experience of vehicle maintenance, repair, and diagnostics.   

You will also require: City and Guilds Vehicle Maintenance and repair; Level 3 or BTEC National Certificate in Vehicle repair and technology; NVQ level 3 vehicle maintenance and repair Mechanical & Electrical. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a maintenance role (preferred)Willingness to undertake MOT testing certificate for Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles Willingness to undertake training for a DVSA accepted qualification or accreditation C1, C1+E, C+E, D1, D category driving licence.

Working for us

This great opportunity offers you a fantastic work life balance plus lots of benefits. When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days rising to 34 days (pro-rata) per year with continued service, plus public holidays. Pension: save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme with a 22.6% contribution. Fitness & Rewards: Fitness discounts with various Gyms across the county. Stay on top of your game and save £££. Lifestyle Savings: explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers. Plus lots more…

Contact and Apply

For more information, please contact Thomas Donnelly on 01423 556305 or

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From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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