Temporary Transport Technician

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Temporary Transport Technician
Contract / Temporary

Tyne & Wear 5093414163360

Posted: 1st February 2023 16:41
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.73 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Gateshead,

    NE10 0SB

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Transport Technician

Reference no: Tyne & Wear 5093414163360

Pay Rate: £15.73 per hour PAYE

LGV C class license is required

A Transport Technician is needed to undertake the service maintenance & repair of LGVs, vans, cars, pumping & hydraulic systems & equipment. Updating paper-based & electronic systems.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake the inspection, maintenance, service and repair of appliances and vehicle fleet.
  • Undertake the inspection, maintenance, service and repair of ladders and ancillary equipment including fixed/portable pumps, generators and compressors, power packs, lift trucks, plant and machinery or specialist equipment.
  • Undertake all types of mechanical work including bodywork/chassis modifications.
  • Undertake all types of electrical work including electronic management systems providing diagnosis, adjustment and rectification via the use of specialist test equipment or laptop computers.
  • Undertake work in relation to fabrication, welding and bench fitting of bracketry and fitting out of appliances, vehicles, and ancillary equipment.
  • Undertake bodywork and damage repairs as appropriate to all appliances, vehicles and ancillary equipment including where necessary the assessment and reporting of the extent of any damage.
  • Assess, advise, and assist in the recovery of accident damaged or unserviceable appliances, vehicles or ancillary equipment including roadside recovery.
  • Ensure that all work undertaken is done so safely, to a high standard, being carried out effectively and efficiently within the Service’s and manufacturers prescribed guidelines/procedures and current legislation.
  • Work with minimal supervision and accept responsibility for the direction of work of trainees and any other assigned employees.
  • Maintain all working areas in a safe, clean, and tidy manner.
  • Undertake administrative duties including completion of time sheets, job cards, inspection/servicing documentation and statistical returns, on both paper based and electronic format.


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


  • A time served and qualified engineer with relevant qualifications.
  • Engineer with experience of the maintenance and repair of heavy goods vehicles, light vehicles and/or plant.
  • An up-to-date knowledge of modern vehicle and plant systems including applicable legislation.
  • Knowledge of current health and safety issues.
  • Knowledge of diversity and equality issues.

Skills/technical skills:

  • Ability to diagnose and rectify faults including those present in electrical/electronic systems fitted to modern vehicles and plant.
  • Ability to undertake all types of mechanical repairs including hydraulics, diesel and petrol engines, automatic transmissions, retarders, full air braking systems, ABS and traction control systems.
  • Able to fabricate using a variety of materials including metal, wood, and fibreglass.
  • A commitment to safe working principles and practices.
  • Ability to operate a range of tools and equipment as necessary.
  • Ability to respond effectively in a disciplined environment whilst producing quality work consistently and to deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to undertake a range of routine administrative duties.


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. Current full driving licence (Cat B) and LGV licence (Cat C or be prepared to obtain Cat C within 12 months of appointment).
  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: Tyne & Wear 5093414163360
Temporary Transport Technician
Client Category: Local Authority

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