Apply for Experienced HGV Mechanic

Company Review Smith's is a family run business, owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. It has now grown to one of the largest of the waste management companies in the South-West. We are now looking for a qualified mechanic to join our main Transport Workshop in Eastington, near Stonehouse. The successful candidate must have HGV mechanical experience and live in the Gloucestershire area. Job Description We are looking for a skilled workshop-based HGV fitter to work from our Eastington 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. Benefits include:
  • 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
  • Free on site parking
  • Staff discount on Skip Hire
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
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