Motor Vehicle Technician

Job Description

Do you strive for excellent customer service and have a passion for keeping up with the latest automotive technologies?

An opportunity has become available within our Transport Services Department for a Motor Vehicle Technician. You will maintain and repair all fleet vehicles, including the latest vehicles with integrated emergency equipment fitted. You will work within a small and supportive team at our workshops based at Avonmouth and Bridgwater.

We strive ourselves to achieve very high standards and a first-time fix to ensure that vehicles are safe and kept on the road for the maximum time possible.  

Shift Allowance / Shift percentage  12.50%

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to effectively service/repair all types of customers’ vehicles, plant and equipment.
  • Working to the highest of standards to ensure officer safety whilst vehicles are driven and tested to extremes.
  • Accurately record all labour and components on the job card and touchscreens and correctly label all parts.
  • Diagnose and resolve installations as well as diagnosing/repairing Police equipment, high speed road testing with officers may be required.
  • Keep updated of upcoming technical developments around vehicle maintenance and the introduction of electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • Liaise with customers and ensure that complex technical information is provided in a way that the user understands.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • You must hold a City and Guilds Advanced Technical Certificate in the Automotive Industry (Level 3) or NVQ Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 3) or BTEC in Motor Vehicle Engineering (Level 3) or equivalent.
  • You will need to have good up-to-date knowledge of vehicles including electric vehicles and plant to be able to provide maintenance and repairs to a very high standard alongside very good diagnostic skills. 
  • You will need to hold or be willing to work towards an MOT testers licence, an Electric Vehicle certification, C1 and D1 driving licence categories.  If you do not currently hold these qualifications then fully funded training will be provided.
  • A good understanding of automotive electrics is required for this role but full training will be provided. 

What we can offer you:

A package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits to support whatever stage of life you're in, including:

  • Fully funded qualifications as required by the role
  • Continuous professional development
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance scheme offering help through counselling services, legal advice, fitness advice, personal coaching and health assessment
  • Staff discount scheme for savings on shopping, days out, sporting events, holidays

Additional information:

The working hours will be split across a two week shift pattern:

  • Week 1 – Monday to Thursday working 07.00-15.00 and Friday 07.00-14.30
  • Week 2 – Monday to Thursday working 11.00-19.00 and Friday 11.30-19.00

Shortlisting will take place w/c 15th July 2024.

In person interviews will take place w/c 29th July 2024.

This role will ideally be based between our Avonmouth (Cabot Park, BS11 0YP) & Bridgwater (Wylds Road, TA6 4BH) workshops however there is same flexibility and the exact working location will be discussed with the successful candidate. 

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

If you would like to make a difference by maintaining fleet availability to support Policing, then this is the role for you. Click the link below to apply.

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