Plant Mechanic

  • Date Posted:June 14th 2024
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  • TypeTemporary
  • LocationCroft
  • Salary & Package£Neg

As a Mechanic in Fleet Services your role will be the service and repair of plant in a safe, efficient, and economic manner.

Some of your main duties will include:

•    Driving and manoeuvring Plant as necessary, recovering defective or damaged equipment, carrying out the full range of technical checks and diagnostic tests.
•    Observing, recognising & reporting on plant component, or systems defects, or impending failure, assessing, recording and/or costing the repair (as appropriate).
•    Carrying out routine inspections, service, and repairs of selected plant in the LCC fleet according to the schedules issued by the Stores Depot, and in accordance with  prescribed quality standards, utilising specialist services as required.
•    Examining equipment, reporting verbally or in writing, upon the condition, roadworthiness, and safety.
•    Carrying out both mechanical and electrical repairs and/or adjustments as required, under the instruction of the prescribed quality standards.
•    Interpreting & implementing technical service instruction data, and manufacturers’ modifications. Maintaining a personal tool kit, special tools, and equipment in a good, safe, secure condition.
•    As the nature of the work may involve you carrying out work outside of normal working hours, you will need to be prepared to work outside of normal working hours and  undertake departmental standby rota responsibilities.
•    You need to have a valid driving licence and able to provide own transport.

About You

To apply for this post, you must:

  • Hold a Level 3 qualification in either plant maintenance or an equivalent alternative.
  • Have experience working in a fleet workshop or garage.
  • Understand H&S Policy and how it applies to you and staying safe.
  • Have evidence of diagnosing mechanical faults and the use of electronic diagnostic equipment.
  • Have good written and verbal communication, liaison, and negotiation skills, be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to plan, organise & prioritise work within tight time scales.
  • Be able to respond confidently to customers and colleagues with understanding and diplomacy whilst maintaining an objective and professional stance.  You can remain calm and positive in challenging circumstances, and you can cope with fluctuating workloads whilst meeting specified time deadlines, cost, and quality targets.

We also expect you to share our commitment to our values and will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

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