Maintenance Technician

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Purpose of the Job:

1. The servicing, maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment in order to maximise their operational availability, safety and effectiveness.
2. Maintaining standards of workmanship and vehicle and equipment availability rates that are equivalent or better than best practice for Council transport fleets

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To undertake the inspection, maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment.
2. To undertake other repairs and modifications on vehicles and equipment that require specialist skills and experience as identified in the Person Profile attached.
3. To prepare and present all types of vehicles and motorcycles to appropriate approved testing stations and achieve a high pass rate.
4. To undertake MOT tests on appropriate vehicles presented to the Council’s MOT bay.

Job Activities:

1. To undertake a wide range of tasks in the vehicle workshop which require the use of specific knowledge and skills as identified in the Person Specification.

2. To undertake scheduled inspections and services to vehicles and equipment to a high standard and within agreed timescales.

3. To identify and repair non-notified faults on all operational vehicles and equipment in liaison with the Workshop Supervisor in the Borough or elsewhere within agreed timescales.

4. To liaise and negotiate with members of the public, Council staff and vehicle suppliers about allocation of work and the ordering of parts.

5. To make cost effective judgements about repair or replacement options taking into consideration Health & Safety and financial implications for the Council, the public and users.

6. To attend breakdowns and attend other Council depots/other locations as required in order to service or repair equipment and vehicles.

7. To prepare within required timescales, and present at required times and dates, all types of vehicles and motorcycles to appropriate VOSA approved testing stations and achieve a first time pass rate of at least 90%.

8. To accurately complete all service repair documentation and ensure that information is stored in a correct manner.

9. To test and audit, as required, the work of other colleagues in the vehicle workshop.

10. To undertake safety and maintenance inspections of vehicles and equipment operated by contractors to the Council.

11. To complete accurately all other appropriate and required records, including timesheets, driving hours etc.

12. To identify, locate, order and collect parts as necessary to ensure works are undertaken within agreed timescales in order to maintain the operational efficiency of vehicles and equipment, including liaison with suppliers, manufacturers and/or their agents.

13. To monitor and assist in routine audits of imprest stock levels and advise the Workshop Supervisor when they are approaching an agreed minimum.

14. To understand the Health and Safety risks identified for the Vehicle Workshop environment and ensure that all mitigating procedures and practices developed from the Risk Assessments are implemented. To notify the Workshop Supervisor immediately of any identified hazards or safety concerns.

15. To keep nominated own work-area free from hazards and in a clean and tidy condition and assist others in keeping the whole of the Vehicle Workshop environment in a similar condition.

16. To use and operate all equipment in the workshop in an appropriate manner and, once used, return it to the appropriate storage area.

17. If a nominated key holder, to unlock and secure the workshop area if the Workshop Supervisor is not available to do so.

18. To identify and then manage own workload effectively in line with agreed service priorities and prescribed standards, when the Workshop Supervisor is not available or if working away from the vehicle workshop.

19. To undertake restricted administrative duties in the absence of the Workshop Supervisor to ensure the effectiveness of the vehicle workshop and the delivery of its service standards.

20. To keep any protective clothing or footwear issued to you in a clean and smart condition and ensure that they are cleaned in accordance with the manufacturer’s washing/cleaning instructions.

To participate in the Council’s Professional Programme (PDP) in the achievement of targets ensuring these are met within the agreed timescale.

22. To keep abreast of professional developments and best practice in all areas of vehicle and equipment repair operations, attending Continuing Professional Development Courses as appropriate, and applying updated knowledge.

23. To attend when required, receive appropriate training and certification(s) as identified by the Workshop Supervisor.

24. To provide familiarisation training, where appropriate to do so, to others prior to their driving or operating equipment.

25. To act as a mentor and provide guidance and support to other colleagues and/or any apprentices or trainees working in the vehicle workshop.

26. To drive vehicles as required, either to collect, deliver, road test, or to attend testing stations, specialist repairers or other repairers.

27. To undertake inspections of cars, light vans, purchased by staff of the Council and provide a current market valuation using appropriate professional guides held by the Workshop Supervisor.

28. To use appropriate Information Technology as instructed and in accordance with training provided

Contact Details:
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Contact: Kris Clare

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