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Mechanic Light/Heavy Vehicle & Plant Technician

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Mechanic Light/Heavy Vehicle & Plant Technician

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Croft Depot, Arbor Road, Croft, Leicestershire, LE9 3GE 


Closing date:01 November 2020 at midnight 

Salary Range: £24,801 - £26,925
Due to retirement of existing staff and an increase in workload, opportunities have arisen for three positions within Leicestershire County Council's Fleet Workshop Team. These will involve working in the team of fleet technicians to maintain Leicestershire County Council's fleet of light/heavy vehicles and plant. The successful candidates will assist with the Workshop Manager and Fleet Team in ensuring that the workshop service is effective and efficiently delivered, whilst maintaining equipment to a high and legally compliant standard.
Job Purpose:
To service and repair vehicles and plant in a safe, efficient and economic manner employing such skills and knowledge as may be required with due regard to current Technical and Health & Safety legislation.
Daily Activities:
• Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately
• Conduct routine maintenance work (replacing fluids, lubricating parts etc.) aiming to maintain/improve vehicle functionality
• Attend to vehicle breakdowns
• Be on call out to attend to out of hours requirements
• Advise motorists on good vehicle use
• Repair or replace broken or dysfunctional parts and fix issues (e.g. leaks)
• Keep logs on work and issues
• Maintain equipment and tools in good condition
• Carry out routine servicing
• Prepare vehicle for MOT testing
• Carry out MOT testing
• Carry out workshop housekeeping   
• Experience of working in a fleet workshop or garage
• Experience of all aspects of heavy, light and passenger carrying vehicle repair and maintenance
• Experience of construction plant repairs
• Knowledge of specifications for varying types of vehicle e.g. LPG,HGV & Plant
• Technical competencies in Vehicle and Plant Construction and Design - understanding basic mechanical engineering principles, identifying suitable materials and tools and to be able to understand and interpret technical manuals and vehicle specifications.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Ady Cawrey, Tel: 0116 305 7829 Email: Ady.Cawrey@leics.gov.uk
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service. 
We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Ady Cawrey
 (recruiting manager) to discuss what is possible for this role.
Please apply using our online system by sending in your
CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available. 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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