Interim Vehicle Maintenance Technician

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Interim Vehicle Maintenance Technician
Shaftesbury, Devon
Interim Position

Devon 5220065

Posted: 20th November 2022 19:18
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £26.20 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Shaftesbury, Devon,

    SP7 8PL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Vehicle Maintenance Technician

Reference no: Devon 5220065

Pay Rate: Up to £26.20 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

A Vehicle Maintenance Technician is needed to ensure the suitable provision of maintenance, repair, and modification of DWP fleet vehicles and plant to maximise availability through effective and efficient working practices that comply with Road transport and PUWER legislation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain the diverse fleet, made up of many different makes and models of vehicles fitted with various types of specialist equipment.
  • Carry out all scheduled and unscheduled repairs, from diagnosing faults through to completing repairs which require being carried out competently first time, whilst also dealing with conflicting deadlines.
  • Attend to emergencies outside normal working hours and may be required to change their normal centre of duty as directed by the fleet & maintenance manager.
  • Execute maintenance, repairs or other work specified i.e., servicing, inspections, modifications, and mot preparation, to the client’s vehicles and plant.
  • Ensure that all vehicle and plant maintenance and repairs are always carried out in a timely manner and always in compliance with the relevant legislation to reduce vehicle downtime and maximize fleet availability.
  • Duties attached to this post are difficult to define in detail, but the person employed is appointed with due regard to experience and training in the widest automotive engineering sense and to the ability to work alone and at times unsupervised.
  • Provide a service to the partners of the client and be dependent on maintaining a good working relationship to secure contracts.
  • Maintaining accurate paper and electronic records whilst adhering to legislation.
  • Use as directed any systems of communication provided.
  • Work within health & safety guidelines.
  • Pressure wash and clean vehicles and plant, to clean the workshop or other parts of the depot as required.


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


  • City & Guilds qualification in respect of vehicle maintenance or equivalent.
  • NVQ 3 In motor engineering.
  • National Craftsman’s certificate or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of electronic fleet management systems.


  • Previous experience working on heavy goods vehicles, including refuse trucks.
  • Previous experience using software systems and diagnostic/ testing equipment.
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience of working to a high standard on a diverse range of vehicles.
  • Previous experience of working within a vehicle maintenance workshop environment.
  • Previously shown an ability to work within pre-set deadlines.
  • Experience of fault finding, decision making and interpreting relevant legislation.
  • Experience of working with job cards.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Computer literate with good ITC skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and deal with conflicting demands.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to work as part of a team whilst demonstrating own initiative.
  • To work with minimal supervision as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate effective good customer care skills.
  • Able to accurately interpret information within job cards and maintain record as directed electronically or otherwise.
  • Able to deal with conflicting priorities.


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.
  5. LGV class C licence.
  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.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Devon 5220065
Interim Vehicle Maintenance Technician
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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