Senior Skilled Vehicle & Plant Technician – Fleet Workshops

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Senior Skilled Vehicle & Plant Technician - Fleet Workshops
Interim Position

Stoke on Trent 5249722

Posted: 9th July 2024 09:18
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 06:30 - 14:30

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


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Interim Senior Skilled Vehicle & Plant Technician - Fleet Workshops

Reference no: Stoke on Trent 5249722 

Pay rate: £25.00 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday - Friday, 06:30 - 14:30

This opening assignment is for 2 months


Operate a shift working pattern on a weekly basis.

06:30-14:30 Mon-Thurs 06:30-14:00 Friday

08:00-16:00 Mon-Thurs 08:00-15:30 Friday

Must be able to carry out repairs of varying difficulty to a large range of vehicles and plant equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out repairs and preventative maintenance in accordance with the laid down manufacturers specification , including fault finding and diagnostic testing to motor vehicles, contractors plant and grounds machinery powered by gas, diesel oil, petrol or electricity together with associated equipment
  • Carry out repairs including fault finding and diagnostic testing to vehicle/plant electrics, hydraulics and pneumatics, especially those fitted to specialist vehicles such as refuse, road sweeper’s, gully vehicles and buses
  • Carry out repairs and modifications to vehicle bodywork, including general panel beating, engineering fabrication, design, redesign and installation
  • Complete general welding (gas, arc) brazing and soldering as necessary
  • Complete repairs using machine shop tools and equipment including general bench work
  • Carry out vehicle safety inspections, in accordance with the Vehicle Inspectorate standards and guidelines and to complete all relevant documentation accurately
  • Prepare vehicles for, and drive to the Vehicle Inspectorate Test Station for Plating and Testing and to carry out minor adjustments which may be identified on this inspection as required
  • Attend to vehicle/plant and equipment breakdowns, and effect roadside repairs or recovery to the Transport Workshops or Repair Agents, as directed by a Team Leader, Supervisor or his delegate
  • Undertake general engineering work and fabrications when required 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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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:


  • Hold a relevant qualification in Plant Motor Vehicle Technology equivalent to NVQ level 2/3
  • Hold a VOSA recognised Certificate for Large Goods Vehicle Safety/Roadworthiness Inspections
  • Must have an LGV category C Driving Licence and ideally category C+E Driving Licence


  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of M.O.T. Testing, standards and procedures and be a qualified MOT inspector or actively in training as an MOT Inspector
  • Must be have a good knowledge of working on different types of agricultural vehicles and machinery
  • Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of all Health & Safety Legislation and City Council Policy, and to ensure adherence to a safe working environment and safe working practices


  • Demonstrate a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in vehicle or plant maintenance in a multidisciplinary workshop environment.
  • Demonstrate some experience of Supervising, motivating and controlling employees within the post holders remit.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Should have some basic IT skills that can be developed and the ability to use pre-designed programmes on computing and associated equipment as a tool in the provision of the Vehicle and Plant Maintenance Service and the management of the Workshops


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Job Ref: Stoke on Trent 5249722
Senior Skilled Vehicle & Plant Technician - Fleet Workshops
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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