Northampton
SFS
Dependent upon experience
Permanent

About the Role

Brief description
We are looking for a technician to join Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) in this home-based role. If you’re located within the M25 corridor and have a minimum of five years’ technical experience on municipal vehicles and previous people management experience, then we’d like to hear from you.

Purpose of the role
To ensure that all repairs, maintenance, and servicing of vehicles is completed to a high standard, and vehicle maintenance and compliance regulations are adhered to at all times. You will also assist with the pre-delivery inspections of new fleet vehicle and assets throughout the customer network.

Duties and responsibilities
  • To carry out ministry inspections, LOLERs, MOTs, along with body inspections and services, to comply with customer O’ license and all legal requirements
  • Full use of the fleet management system (Fleetwave) as required
  • Provide cover for technicians and workshop controllers in the workshop network. This will include completing the workshop specific paperwork and procedures, ensuring parts are ordered, recharges are identified and warranty repairs resolved
  • Carry out fleet inspections on the fleet which SFS does not maintain. Completing reports on fleet condition, ensuring the operator is adhering to their requirements and validating the quality of the external maintenance providers
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained, used and stored correctly. You must report any failures in operation of the equipment to the workshop controller
  • To ensure vehicles are safe before being returned to the customer
  • Complete pre-delivery and specification approval inspections

About You

Skills
  • Technical experience on vehicle electrical systems (12+24 volts), hydraulic and pneumatic
  • Understanding of Health and Safety rules and regulations
  • An ability to work well on your own initiative
  • Knowledge of Fleetwave fleet management system
  • IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft office systems
  • Organisational skills with ability to multitask and prioritise to meet deadlines
Qualifications and experience
A minimum of five years' technical experience on municipal vehicles (eg refuse, sweepers, etc), preferably within a workshop environment. Evidence of qualifications and training such as recognised time served on an apprenticeship scheme, VOSA vehicle inspection course or municipal vehicle manufacturing training. A full clean HGV driving license category C is required as a minimum. Previous people management experience essential.

Working hours
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (one hour for lunch). Working hours will vary as dependent on business requirements. Extensive travel and overnight stays may be required.

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