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Vehicle Mechanic

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2018 23:59
£21,074 to £23,866
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
Skilled Trade
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council offices, Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate, BS37 7PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Vehicle Mechanic

Summary of Post

An experienced commercial vehicle mechanic is required within the Transport Services Team at South Gloucestershire Council.

You will be part of a team responsible for the service, repair and inspection of all items within the council’s diverse fleet of vehicles and equipment and also from associated organisations and external customers. You will play a critical role within the team in ensuring the maintenance and testing occurs in a timely and efficient manner.

The vehicle maintenance team is based at Broad Lane Depot, Yate but you may be required to operate from any of the council depots.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To carry out running repairs, defect rectification, servicing and inspections. MOT test preparation, quality checks, other repairs and attending breakdowns as required and directed.

To identify necessary repairs and determine effective methods of rectification.

To ensure vehicles and plant items are safe and in a roadworthy condition when work has been finalised and quality standards achieved.

To participate in the standby (out of hours) emergency cover arrangement.

To maintain good levels of housekeeping within the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work act.

To meet established performance targets and participate in maximising the division’s efficiency.

To identify correct spare parts requirements and requisition as required.

To complete all documentation relevant to the role i.e. daily/weekly time recording, vehicle/plant job cards and records, servicing sheets, defect reports including MOT documentation and procedures and any other as required including data input as necessary.

To supply their own tool kit for general servicing/maintenance.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Extensive relevant experience of servicing, inspection and repair of LGV/PSV vehicles, plant, cars and vans both diesel and petrol.

NVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, City and Guilds Level 1, 2 & 3 in a related trade or equivalent.

Full manual driving licence.

Experience in vehicle electrical systems.

Up to date knowledge of current legislative and technical issues (through attendance at Manufacturers or similar training courses)

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours in particular to team players, must be able to work with colleagues to achieve team goals and delivers, manage your time and workload effectively.


HGV or PSV Vocational Licence

Qualified MOT Tester

Knowledge and ability to weld.

Knowledge of hydraulic systems

Knowledge of diagnostics (including computerised diagnostics equipment)

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Paul Tudor, Workshop Manager on 01454 863916 or email Paul.tudor@southglos.gov.uk.

Salary: £21,074 to £23,866

Hours: 37:00

Closing Date: 16 September 2018

Vacancy Ref: D3007/833/SS

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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