Vehicle and Plant Technician / Mechanic
£24313 - £26317 per annum
Job Title: Street Scene Vehicle and Plant Technician
Location: Kendal, Cumbria
Salary: £24,313 – £26,317 per annum
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 16th August 2020
The Council are proud of South Lakeland District and we serve communities across a rural area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in their district, as well as western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and excellent motorway and West Coast Mainline links to the North West, South Lakeland rightly promotes itself as the ‘best place to live, work and explore.’
The Council’s Street Scene Department is seeking to employ an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Vehicle and Plant Technician within the Transport Department.
The main responsibility of the role is to ensure effective and efficient maintenance and servicing of all authority vehicles, machinery and plant as required to keep the fleet fully operational. You’ll also need to ensure legal compliance, and to prepare all classes of vehicles to the highest standard for MOT tests.
The position will be based at Canal Head Depot, Kendal, however at times there may be a need to work at other depots
The successful candidate must have relevant experience as a vehicle and plant technician and relevant training certificates, and must also have experience in hydraulic and electrical systems. You must also hold a current LGV Category C license, and have current CPC training.
Applicants must have good driving skills with the ability to maneuver large goods vehicles in restricted areas. You’ll also work accurately with attention to detail, provide quality customer driven service, and be sufficiently literate to complete routine job documentation.
You’ll be expected to be confident, self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative with minimum supervision. You should also be able to work safely and effectively as part of a team to ensure the delivery and operation of the service.
In addition you will be expected to:
- Have welding experience
- Be familiar with the use of vehicle and engine diagnostic equipment
- Undertake regular specialist product training with relevance to the current fleet and equipment.
What they offer
- Being part of an innovative, forward thinking, supportive and solutions focused team
- Generous Annual Leave Entitlement (23 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays (raising to 28 days after 5 years’ service)
- An attractive pension scheme
Please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Council website to complete your application.
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