Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
The Council is embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise the way we work and reduce our carbon footprint. In April 2019 we moved to Hounslow House, a new landmark building located in Hounslow town centre, our new technology will enable staff to work remotely and flexibly to improve the service we provide to residents and to help our staff achieve a better work/life balance.
About The Team
We have an opportunity for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals, to work in our busy and challenging Vehicle Fleet Management team. The team is a busy transport workshop and MOT testing facility which provides repair, maintenance and fleet functions to vehicles operated by both internal and external clients.
The Vehicle Fleet Management division is seeking to appoint 4 Vehicle / Plant Technicians. You will need to have a served a recognised Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship or have a similar background with relevant qualifications. You will be required to diagnose vehicle faults, identify appropriate spares, be proficient in both welding and fabrication, and ideally hold a clean HGV Licence. This role requires you to participate on a two-shift work pattern. You should also be willing to attend further training to develop your skills, including working towards a Nominated MOT Tester.
You will be required to undertake various repairs and servicing of all mechanical or hand operated plant and approximately 500 vehicles, from cars & vans up to specialist utility type vehicles, operated by the London Borough of Hounslow and its customers. To ensure that all plant, vehicles and equipment meets Health & Safety legislation and complies with all DVSA current legislation.
Diagnose and rectify faults on a wide range of plant and vehicles, including hydraulics and electrics. To service, adjust, overhaul or replace parts and equipment on plant and vehicles, making use of the necessary tools and equipment in a safe and proper manner. Carry out minor welding repairs using the appropriate system, e.g. Oxy Acetylene, Mig, Elect. Arc, etc.
Providing daily support to the Workshop Supervisors, ensuring that all repairs, maintenance and servicing of all sweepers, highways equipment etc. to comply to current DVSA, Manufacturers and HSE standards and assist with various vehicle repairs and servicing as and when required.
To carry out safety inspections ton various specialised vehicles and equipment in line with DVSA MOT standards, inspect plant and equipment for operation and safety and report orally and/or in writing upon the completion of Safety Inspection Sheets, the condition, operational fitness and roadworthiness of plant, other vehicles and equipment to the Workshop Supervisors.
To fully complete and submit daily timesheets to the Workshop Supervisor in a clear, legible and accurate manner and ensure statuary records, job cards, and any other documentation are accurately completed for all inspections, servicing and vehicle maintenance operations.
High level of knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plant including diagnostics and repair skills gained within the plant, commercial vehicle and light goods repair industry.
Ability to work unsupervised and uses own initiative and prioritise own work.
High-level communication skills to communicate effectively at all times in a sensitive and courteous manner.
Have a good knowledge of Road Transport legislation and MOT testing procedures of all
classes of vehicles. Have basic computer and keyboard skills.
Essential for The Role
You will need to have a served a recognised Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship or have a similar background with relevant qualifications.
Current and clean driving licence with class’s B, C1 & D1 and ideally hold a clean HGV Licence.