Temporary Senior Skilled Vehicle Technician

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Temporary Senior Skilled Vehicle Technician
Stoke on Trent
Contract / Temporary

Stoke 5197823

Posted: 18th December 2022 07:38
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.02 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month

  • Stoke on Trent,

    ST1 6QN

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior Skilled Vehicle Technician

Reference no: Stoke 5197823

Pay Rate: £14.02 per hour PAYE

Driving License (LGV Class C or C+E).

A Senior Vehicle Technician is needed to undertake the full range of repairs and maintenance to the organisation’s vehicles, plant, and equipment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out repairs and preventative maintenance in accordance with the laid down manufacturer’s 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.
  • Carry out assessment of Vehicles and plant involved in accidents or damaged and advice on roadworthiness and arrange for repairs to be carried out either internally or externally if specialist equipment needed.
  • Carry out MOT testing (class 4, 5 and 7).
  • Undertake general administrative tasks such as completion of Job Cards, completion of time sheets recording of vehicle inspection, MOT test documentation and any other administrative tasks as necessary.


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a technical knowledge of vehicle/plant and equipment design and specifications.


  • 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 holder’s remit.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Able to communicate in a competent and professional manner with, internal and external clients.
  • Should have some basic IT skills that can be developed.
  • 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.
  • Able to ensure adherence to a safe working environment and safe working practices.


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. LGV category C Driving Licence and ideally category C+E Driving Licence.
  5. 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: Stoke 5197823
Temporary Senior Skilled Vehicle Technician
Client Category: Local Authority

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