Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
The Council is embarking upon a major programme of change to modernise the way we work and reduce our carbon footprint. In April 2019 we moved to Hounslow House, a new landmark building located in Hounslow town centre, our new technology will enable staff to work remotely and flexibly to improve the service we provide to residents and to help our staff achieve a better work/life balance.
About The Team
We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, to work in our busy and challenging Vehicle Fleet Management team. The team is a busy transport workshop and MOT testing facility which provides repair, maintenance and fleet functions to vehicles operated by both internal and external clients.
The Vehicle Fleet Management division is seeking to appoint a Workshop Supervisor. You will need to have a served a recognised Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship or have a similar background with relevant qualifications, along with experience in supervising a team of vehicle technicians.
You will be required to diagnose vehicle faults, identify appropriate spares, be proficient in both welding and fabrication, and hold a clean HGV Licence.
This role requires you to participate on a two-shift work pattern. You should also be willing to attend further training to develop your skills, including working towards a Nominated MOT Tester.
You will be required to undertake various repairs and servicing of all mechanical or hand operated plant and approximately 500 vehicles, from cars & vans up to specialist utility type vehicles, operated by the London Borough of Hounslow and its customers. To ensure that all plant, vehicles and equipment meets Health & Safety legislation and complies with all DVSA current legislation.
1. To ensure provision of effective Fleet support to the Head of Vehicle Fleet Management and services, maintaining filing systems confidentiality in line with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Goods vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2002.
2. To accurately and skilfully undertake the repair of various types of vehicles, whilst detecting and diagnosing any additional faults, enduring that all work is completed safely and to the Council’s and customers complete satisfaction. To undertake service and repair work on all types of vehicles in a safe and economical manner achieving the highest possible standards of workmanship. Carry out repairs to any vehicle within Vehicle Fleet Managements authorisation to DVSA standards.
3. To Manage effectively the workshop team to ensure industry-leading standards of customer care and satisfaction always. Be able to carry out class 4, 5 & 7 MOT tests and be Quality Controller within DVSA Computerisation systems
4. Carry out any other reasonable task which may arise from time to time and bring to the attention of the Assistant Vehicle Fleet Manager any matter which could be detrimental to the wellbeing of the Council
1. High level of knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plant including diagnostics and repair skills gained within the plant, commercial vehicle and light goods repair industry.
2. Ability to work unsupervised and uses own initiative and prioritise own work.
3. High-level communication skills to communicate effectively at all times in a sensitive and courteous manner.
4. Have a good knowledge of Road Transport legislation and MOT testing procedures
of all classes of vehicles. Have basic computer and keyboard skills.
Essential for The Role
· You will need to have a served a recognised Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship or have a similar background with relevant qualifications.
· Current and clean driving licence with class’s B, C1 & D1 and hold a clean HGV Licence
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the employee specification.
If you would like an informal conversation regarding the position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/jobs
Interviews will be held during week commencing 6 January 2019.
Closing date: 20 December 2019.