HGV Vehicle Technician

  • Permanent
  • King's Lynn
  • £25k - 35k per year

Contract Personnel Ltd

Job Purpose

To carry out maintenance and repairs to Company vehicles in both an efficient and safe manner, complying with all relevant legislation in order to deliver business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement all Health and Safety policies and procedures ensuring compliance with legislation and aligned to best practice.
  • Perform all duties with due and constant regard for the Health and Safety of yourself, other employees, and those with whom your duties involve contact.
  • Diagnose and perform repairs on Company vehicles and trailers in a timely manner to minimise downtime and ensure the vehicle is in a roadworthy and legal condition, escalating any faults to the Transport Manager where necessary.
    • Conduct regular preventative maintenance on vehicles, including inspections, tyre rotation, routine servicing and prepare vehicles for MOT testing.
    • Collect vehicles and make feed deliveries as required and as directed by the management team.
    • Front End Loader checks to be done daily at Stoke Ferry Mill and weekly checks at Furlong.
    • Assess requirements and maintain adequate resource of materials and equipment within the workshop, effectively liaising with suppliers to meet the needs of the department.
    • Ensure hygiene requirements of the workshop are met to prevent a negative impact on quality standards.
    • Review all works to ensure that budgeted costs and timescales are met, escalating any discrepancies to the Transport manager.
    • Liaise with other operational areas to ensure the efficient flow of information so all internal and external customer requirements are met.
      • Drive continuous improvement, proactively reviewing current methodology and opportunities to improve efficiency, safety, quality and performance.
      • Complete all relevant documentation relating to each day’s work to ensure compliance with current road haulage legislation and Company policy and procedures.
      • Carry out other general workshop duties as required and as directed by the management team.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

  • Standard Grade level 4 or equivalent National Grade in Maths and English preferred.
  • Valid HGV Class 1 (C+E) Licence.
  • Relevant HGV Technician qualification
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an HGV Technician.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Blower and Hydraulic experience would be an advantage.

Key Competencies & Skills

  • Deciding & Initiating Action: Take ownership of work, demonstrating a logical ability to decide on the most appropriate course of action whilst working under minimal supervision.
  • Supporting & Co-operating: Works effectively as part of a team and collaboratively with other operational areas to meet increasing productivity and quality targets.
  • Interacting & Presenting: Establish good relationships with colleagues and customers, striving for high customer satisfaction and demonstrating a professional and approachable attitude throughout customer interaction.
  • Applying Expertise & Technology: Develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development and drives continuous improvement by suggesting changes to current methodology in order to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Planning & Organising: The ability to prioritise and use own initiative in order to meet the demands of a fast-paced work environment.
  • Adapting & Coping: Demonstrate flexibility within the role, adapt approach and priorities in support of business needs.
  • Following Instructions & Procedures: Strong attention to detail whilst working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, ensuring compliance with all legal and safety requirements of the role.
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