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Job Description

Company Overview Smiths are a family company, owned and run by the Smith family since the business began in 1982. They are still wholly committed to the business with two generations actively involved day to day. This engenders a community culture which rewards hard work, teamwork and a commitment to customer service that can be lost in larger corporate structures. Smiths operate an internal Workshop to carry out repairs and inspections to their extensive fleet of trucks which includes Volvo and Scania vehicles. Job Description We are looking for a skilled workshop-based HGV fitter to work from our Avonmouth depot in a busy and varied transport environment. The successful candidate will carry out 6 weekly inspection schedule in line with VOSA guidelines ensuring defects are completed in a timely cost effect manner taking instruction from the workshop manager when required or a senior member of staff. The successful candidate will also enjoy a varied role and be able to work under their own initiative. Training for the role will be supplied where required. Experience with plant equipment would be beneficial as from time to time there would be a need to carry out small repairs on some of our plant machinery, mainly hose replacements and the odd oil change when required. A full UK driving licence is required. A HGV licence would be beneficial as the role can include taking vehicles for brake tests and Tacho calibrations. Responsibilities
  • Six weekly inspection schedule in line with VOSA ensuring that all breakdowns or non- scheduled work is undertaken in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Ability to work on HGV's in a safe and efficient manner to timescales
  • Ensure the work is carried out in accordance with company policies, to a high standard and in line with best practice
  • Wear the appropriate PPE
  • To follow all instruction and direction from the Workshop Manager
  • Carry out best practice and safe working practices
  • Always inspect tooling ensuring it is not defective and fit for use
  • Report any malfunction of equipment/tools immediately
Benefits include: · Competitive salary · Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary) · 6 monthly boot allowance · Complimentary PPE · Gym membership discount · 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) · Workplace Pension Scheme · Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business
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