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HGV Technician/Fitter

Role Type: Permanent

Location: Ashford, Kent,

Salary From: £29702.4

Salary To: £35000

Contact Name: Pete Pimperton

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Position: HGV Technician/Fitter 40 Shift

Location: Irene House, Unit 7 Wyvern Way, Henwood Industrial Estate, Ashford, TN24 8DW

Line Reporting Manager: DepotManager

Salary: From £29702.40 to £35000.00 + Overtime

Shift Pattern: Rotating; week earlies and week lates

06:00 to 14:00 Monday to Friday

11:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday

Principle Duties and Accountabilities:

The primary responsibilities of HGV Technicians/Fitters include providing routine maintenance and repairs to equipment and vehicles of different manufactures and models. The other main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Performing planned and reactive repairs to heavy goods vehicles, trailers, plant, and other vehicles in the company fleet
  • Performing planned inspection and general preventive maintenance services such as MOT Prep and Lube Service
  • Performing regular Defect Repairs
  • Working within the team to help diagnose fault to completion of repair.
  • Competent in completing relevant electronic documentation and paperwork as required to defined standards
  • Maintaining inventory in the workshop and cleanliness from oil spills and dust
  • Providing in-house training to recruits and trainees
  • Providing repair services on the road in case of emergencies

Roles and Responsibilities:

The HGV Technician/Fitter requires specialised vehicle knowledge and organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure with constant deadlines. A successful HGV Technician/Fitter will also have various prerequisite skills that include:

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and demanding situations
  • Ability to perform well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to follow written or spoken instructions
  • Capable of following the repair process from fault analysis to completion
  • Ability to work under tight instructions and concentrate over long periods of time
  • Excellent understanding of vehicle technology
  • A strong commitment to the industry and keen knowledge of the latest technology relating to HGVs
  • Keen awareness of health and safety standards of vehicles
  • Excellent problem-solving and practical skills
  • Attend staff and training meetings when required

Qualifications / Competency:

  • You must have a minimum of 3 years industry experience of a Level 2-3 S/NVQ working with heavy goods vehicles. Though may suit newly qualified through transition.
  • Qualified – City and Guilds Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Mechanics or (Level 3 S/NVQ or equivalent), also preferably IRTEC Trained and Certified.
  • You must be accustomed to performing light repairs and commercial maintenance operations.
  • Additional experience working with maintenance tools, hydraulics, 12/24v electrical systems and computer systems relating to vehicles are preferable.
  • HGV license holder would be beneficial but not essential.

HGV Technician/Fitter Health and Safety Responsibilities are:

  • To understand and comply with the company health and safety policy
  • To influence and promote a positive health, safety culture within the organization and lead by example
  • To ensure all works activities are carried out in a safe manner and in accordance with legislative, company requirements and the risk assessments
  • To ensure housekeeping of the works areas are fully maintained
  • To carry out comprehensively and complete in full all company required workshop documentation
  • To report all health, safety, and environmental incidents to the Line Manager within 2 hours of it happening
  • To ensure you are aware of the company fire and first aid arrangements, and emergency evacuation procedure


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