HGV Technician – Fleet Operations

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HGV Technician – Fleet Operations
Contract / Temporary

Powys RQ735509

Posted: 21st November 2022 12:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.63 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary HGV Technician – Fleet Operations

Job Reference: Powys RQ735509

Pay Rate: £14.63 per hour PAYE

To support and assist the Fleet Operations Supervisor to deliver a high functioning, customer focused HGV & LCV Inspections and maintenance service in accordance with DVSA regulatory standards, Corporate Fleet Policies and manufacturers’ recommendations.

To provide an ‘out of hours’ service during the winter period and bank holidays to provide assistance to other service areas across the Council as required.

Specifics include:

  • Provide a proactive approach to maintaining the councils fleet of around 150 HGV’s to ensure compliance with the legal requirement in relation to the operation of the Council’s plant and transport fleet, the Council’s Operator’s license and DVSA. You will play a pivotal part in the service income maximization by logging and recording work activities, labour charges, ordering parts and monitoring impress stock on the digital database.
  • Provide a specialist resource to the Council to promote an understanding and use of HGV & LCV preventative maintenance when carrying out vehicle and inspections, maintenance, servicing and repairs, following Council maintenance schedules to minimise vehicle downtime and disruption to service users and avoid unnecessary vehicle hires.
  • Using the online Fleet Management system, complete and maintain accurate documentation including Vehicle Safety Inspection and service sheets. To sign each Inspection sheet at the end of the Inspection and record all repairs as required. To report any damage repair or non-predictable maintenance undertaken on a vehicle/plant, to enable appropriate costings to be captured.
  • Using the specialist IT equipment, undertake vehicle diagnosis and identify faults, errors and engine management codes then order parts required to complete satisfactory repairs on vehicles. Parts drawn from stores will be recorded. Then, undertake road testing of vehicles (and plant) if appropriate driving license held. You will also be expected to use craft skills for specialised work.
  • Create positive, beneficial and effective working relationships with all Highways, Transport & Recycling staff and other stakeholders such as income generating customers and suppliers to ensure the service is delivered to a high standard of customer care. This will include being available on the ‘Out of Hours’ stand-by rota and attend call outs as required.
  • Provide data and analysis to other teams within the Fleet service in relation to proactive maintenance and best practice to ensure a consistency of approach is taken across both workshop sites


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

  1. Qualifications:
    1. Accredited nationally recognised qualification in the repair and maintenance of vehicles or heavy plant to QCF level 3 or Current IRTEC Advanced Technician licence holder or DVSA Nominated tester
    2. DVSA nominated Tester - desirable
    3. Health and Safety Certificate to a minimum standard of IOSH Working Safely or equivalent - desirable
  2. Commitment to provide a quality repair service and excellent customer service
  3. Skills & Abilities:
    1. Good interpersonal skills
    2. An ability to work as part of a team
    3. Able to work efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines
    4. Good personal organisational skills
  4. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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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. *** Other Work-Related Requirements:
  5. To work variable working patterns as required by the needs of the service
  6. To carry out tasks during out of hours as per the stand-by and call out rota
  7. Possess a full driving licence and have the ability to travel around the County
  8. 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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HGV Technician – Fleet Operations
Client Category: Local Authority

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