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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Staffordshire County Council Fleet Care acquires and looks after the council's internal fleet covering a wide range of services and vehicle types from tractors and excavators to salt spreaders and library vans. It also provides services to other public bodies and private customers.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic to join our team. You will undertake a full range of repairs and maintenance to both internal and external customers. Repair and maintenance for vehicles, plant and equipment including Trucks, cars and Light Commercial vehicles.

Main Responsibility

  • Carry out major repairs and preventative maintenance, including fault finding and diagnostic testing to a wide and varied fleet of trucks, cars and light commercial vehicles, contractors’ plant and specialist vehicles including MOT testing.
  • To fully prepare vehicles for annual plating and testing and deliver the vehicles to the appropriate test centre.
  • Carry out repairs including fault finding and diagnostic testing to vehicle electrics, hydraulics and pneumatics, vehicle tail lifts and air conditioning. 
  • To participate in the Snowflake operation regarding winter maintenance “Stand Too” and the 24-hour breakdown service offered to our stakeholders. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • The successful applicant must hold a Level 3 NVQ Automotive maintenance and repair qualification or equivalent experience of working in a Heavy commercial vehicle workshop.
  • Must hold a full driving licence with a minimum of category C entitlement. 
  • Hold, or willing to complete a Level 3 qualification in electric/hybrid vehicle system repair.
  • Experience of working in all major elements of goods vehicle repair's, diagnostics, MOT preparation, plant equipment including engine, chassis, gearbox, electrical repair and preventative maintenance in-line with manufacturers specifications, best practise, DVSA roadworthiness standards and service level agreements.

For an informal chat about this role, please get in touch with Robert Page, Fleet and Engineering Manager on 01785 854848 or Email: 

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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