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Heavy Goods Vehicle Mechanic

Employer
Derbyshire County Council
Location
Derbyshire
Salary
Grade 8 £14.26 - £15.25 per hour
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

There are potential opportunities for winter standby and associated additional payments during November-March, including the use of a council vehicle during rota standby periods (this can be discussed further at in interview).

We are looking for a highly motivated Heavy Goods Vehicle Mechanic to join our County Transport team who supports the maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of motor vehicles including motor cars, minibuses, light goods vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles, trailers and engineering plant.

You will need to be suitably experienced, hold a minimum of an NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) vocational qualification in Heavy Goods Vehicle maintenance and repair operations, and have a valid full Driving Licence with a minimum of category B. Having a category C HGV licence and/or being a qualified MOT tester in Class 4, 5, and 7 would be highly advantageous for this role, but is not essential as training would be considered for the right candidate.

Candidates who are not experienced and/or do not hold the minimum qualification Levels should not apply for this role.

We operate a modern fleet of vehicles, that we preventively maintain to a very high standard with an emphasis on ‘Quality’ over ‘Quantity’.  The suitable applicant will be Workshop based but may on occasion be required to attend vehicles at the roadside or at our customers depots.

The successful candidate will be issued with a personal tool kit along with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and branded workwear.  The Workshop also has its own specialist tools and up to date vehicle diagnostic equipment.

The role will be based at our brand-new bespoke Derby Workshop which is located on the outskirts of the City Centre. The standard working hours are Monday to Thursday 7.30am – 3.30pm and Friday 7.30am – 3.00pm.

There are potential opportunities for winter standby and associated additional payments during November-March, including the use of a council vehicle during rota standby periods (this can be discussed further at in interview).

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, Derbyshire based work and the opportunity to develop yourself and your career.

Benefits of working for us include:

  • Generous 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 with 5 years of continuous service, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Access to excellent Local Government Pension Scheme with
  • Regular standard working hours Monday to Friday - supporting a great work life balance
  • Occupational sick pay scheme – up to 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay after 5 years service.
  • Commitment to your continuing professional development with ongoing training opportunities
  • Regular annual pay increments
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package including physio, counselling & occupational health
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • And much more.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, the successful candidate will be required to undertake and pass a police security NPPV2 vetting check.  

To discuss this exciting role further please contact Mark Davies – mark.davies2@derbyshire.gov.uk 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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