Nightshift LGV & HGV Vehicle Technician

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Nightshift LGV & HGV Vehicle Technician
Interim Position

Enfield RQ779537

Posted: 12th January 2023 17:25
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.00 per hour PAYE (tbc)

  • Hours per Week:

    45 Monday – Friday, 4 shifts per week, 19.00 – 06:00

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • ENFIELD, London,

    EN3 4NQ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Nightshift LGV & HGV Vehicle Technician

Reference no:  Enfield RQ779537

Pay rate: £24.00 per hour PAYE (tbc)

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.

To undertake the service, repair and maintenance of vehicle, plant and equipment in accordance with legislative and health and safety requirement.  To undertake vehicle testing in line with VOSA regulations and to ensure that all maintenance work undertaken is completed effectively, efficiently and is of a high standard of quality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain service and repair on all types of vehicles, plant and equipment as part of the Council’s programmed servicing schedule. Equipment, tools and machinery will include (but are not limited to) the following - mowers, gang units, ride-ons, tractors, chain saws, spikers, strimmers, pressure jet cleaning equipment etc.
  • Carry out risk assessments, safe systems for work and regular safety inspections on all vehicles (including specialist vehicles such as refuse/sweepers/PCV vehicles) and plant in accordance with legislative requirements and Council policy.
  • Liaise with external suppliers for the supply of goods and services to ensure best value is maintained.
  • Effectively manage the stores area to ensure stock levels are maintained and appropriate service/repair items are held at all times.
  • Provide roadside assistance to broken down vehicles/plant and arrange recovery if necessary.
  • Diagnose any faults found and specify on the job card any work necessary to be carried out by the Contractor or the in house workshop.
  • Undertake general fleet electrical work, welding, fabrication and minor repairs on vehicles, plant or equipment.
  • Report any damage found on Inspection to the Fleet office for them to check if an accident has been reported. Identify any repairs required which fall within the warranty of a new vehicle or of previous work carried out by Contractors
  • On return from Contractors vehicles are to be inspected and tested (where necessary) to check work has been carried out satisfactorily and to a safe standard.
  • Carry out and record the details of the statutory testing of light goods vehicles and cars submitted by members of the public, issue the appropriate certificates, receive fee applicable, checking cheque card where necessary. Cash up at the end of working day ensuring all monies received are correct.
  • Carry out seatbelt checks on passenger carrying vehicles in line with seatbelt legislation as set down by VOSA, and receive appropriate fee.
  • Carry out initial inspection of new vehicles, hired vehicles and plant added to the Councils fleet list, and fill out new data sheet. To carry out MOT Testing on council vehicles and external vehicles using VOSA’s computerised system in line with VOSA requirements and standards.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • City and Guilds part 1, 2 and 3 in motor vehicle maintenance or equivalent.
  • LGV class C driving licence.
  • A qualified VOSA MOT tester for class 4 and 5 desirable.


Experience & Skills:

  • Substantial experience of motor vehicle technology on cars, light goods vehicles, municipal vehicles and parks equipment.
  • Practical experience in general hydraulic, welding and electrical repairs.
  • Experience of repair and maintenance of cars, light goods vehicles, municipal vehicles and parks equipment.
  • Diagnostic skills in relation to repair and maintenance of cars, light goods vehicles, municipal vehicles and parks equipment.
  • Flexible approach to work and ability to adapt to changing working environment (including shift pattern) to meet customer needs.
  • Ability to work under/on vehicles at varying heights, and in confined spaces. The ability to access Inspection pits via ladders.
  • Experience of using computer systems to record work undertaken and to check vehicles previous history.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  5. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Job Ref: Enfield RQ779537
Nightshift LGV & HGV Vehicle Technician
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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