Motor Vehicle Technician

Job Description

Now is an exciting time to join Lancaster City Council. We have highly ambitious plans for enhancing the economy, the environment, neighbourhoods and the wellbeing of the district’s communities. Our vision is for the district to thrive as a vibrant regional centre in the north west of England.

The Vehicle Maintenance Unit has already launched a number of exciting initiatives, which we know will contribute significantly to the future ambitions of the Council. These include use of electric vehicles, the refurbishment of refuse collection vehicles, taking on private work and MOTs.  Motor Vehicle Technicians are given continuous professional development to help with future technologies that will arise with the use of hybrid and electric vehicles.

To help support our exciting plans for the future, we are seeking a highly motivated and driven Motor Vehicle Technician to deliver a first class service to both the council and private customers.  Based at the White Lund Depot in Morecambe, this post has the responsibility for looking after and maintaining the council’s fleet so they remain in a good serviceable condition for front-line services.

Your new role

As a Motor Vehicle Technician working within the Vehicle Maintenance Unit, you will be maintaining the Vehicles and equipment used by front line services that are essential to the upkeep of the district and the health and wellbeing of its residents. The Vehicle Maintenance Unit team also carry out over 600 Taxi tests a year, plus private servicing repairs and MOT’s. We are looking to recruit a motivated individual who will be able to work as part of a team, whilst using their own initiative to get the job done.

This post is a permanent position working full time (37 hours per week) Monday to Friday on a shift Pattern basis. You will also be required to provide out of hours vehicle breakdown cover, which will include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, on a rota basis.

What you need to succeed

For this role, it is essential you have a NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification to service and repair LGV vehicles. Ideally, you should have previous experience in a similar role and experience of vehicle electrics, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.  You must be a creative thinker who can deliver at a pace and think outside the box.

We are looking for individuals that will help achieve our Ambitions in the right way, and can clearly demonstrate Our Values; Acting with Integrity, Delivering Excellence, Working Together, Being Accountable and Contributing to Place.

 

You will be required to undertake Standby duties to cover out of hours work.  

 

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.

 

 

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV AS THIS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Closing date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Interview date: 10th December 2018