Plant Mechanic – Fleet Services

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Plant Mechanic - Fleet Services
Contract / Temporary

Leicestershire 0008 FD18 / 1

Posted: 8th July 2024 14:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.26 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • CROFT,

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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Plant Mechanic - Fleet Services 

Reference no: Leicestershire 0008 FD18 / 1

Pay rate: £16.26 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


As a Mechanic in Fleet Services your role will be the service and repair of plant in a safe, efficient, and economic manner. 

 Key responsibilities:

  • Driving and manoeuvring Plant as necessary, recovering defective or damaged equipment, carrying out the full range of technical checks and diagnostic tests. 
  • Observing, recognising & reporting on plant component, or systems defects, or impending failure, assessing, recording and/or costing the repair (as appropriate).
  • Carrying out routine inspections, service, and repairs of selected plant in the LCC fleet according to the schedules issued by the Stores Depot, and in accordance with  prescribed quality standards, utilising specialist services as required.
  • Examining equipment, reporting verbally or in writing, upon the condition, roadworthiness, and safety.
  • Carrying out both mechanical and electrical repairs and/or adjustments as required, under the instruction of the prescribed quality standards.
  • Interpreting & implementing technical service instruction data, and manufacturers’ modifications. Maintaining a personal tool kit, special tools, and equipment in a good, safe, secure condition.
  • As the nature of the work may involve you carrying out work outside of normal working hours, you will need to be prepared to work outside of normal working hours and  undertake departmental standby rota responsibilities.

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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.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

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:


  • GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent in English and Maths (e.g. NVQ level 2).
  • NVQ Level 3 in a subject relevant to the business area OR BTEC ONC or Diploma in a technical or administrative field 
  • Have a valid driving licence and able to provide own transport. 


  • Knowledge of using ICT systems and business processes to support the efficient delivery of services.
  • Knowledge of EU Procurement rules and Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • Knowledge of materials and plant utilised by highways construction and maintenance services - desirable


  • Experience of working in the highway maintenance, construction industry and/or a purchasing environment.
  • Experience of problem solving and analysing information.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Proactive planning and organisation skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with internal and external customers on the telephone and face to face.
  • Able to deal with correspondence.
  • Ability to compile and interpret reports.


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Job Ref: Leicestershire 0008 FD18 / 1
Plant Mechanic - Fleet Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Leicestershire 0008 FD18 / 1
Plant Mechanic - Fleet Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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