Garage Operative - Northfleet

Northfleet, United Kingdom, Kent
09 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a CQC registered non-emergency ambulance service providing transportation for NHS trust patients, transporting over 400,000 patients every year. They are currently recruiting for a Garage Operative to join their team. Reporting to the Garage Manager, this role requires a background in maintaining a large fleet of vehicles, including ambulances and cars.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary duties are the repair and maintenance of emergency and non emergency vehicles
Carries out and evaluates preventive maintenance schedules
Conducts repairs on brake, engine, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air suspension systems exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems on all types of equipment
Can change and repair tyres on a range of vehicles
Report and record any unsafe practices, or workplace hazards
Ensure all incidents are promptly recorded

This is an outline of the post holder's duties and responsibilities. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

Candidate Requirements:
Basic understanding of motor vehicles and previous experience in a similar environment
Have a full UK manual driving licence with less than 6 points and be over 21 years of age for insurance purposes
Demonstrable experience of solving maintenance issues to a high standard
Able to remain calm under pressure and demonstrate common sense whilst making key decisions
Strong organisation skills and ability to multi task whilst under pressure
Proven ability to be flexible within an environment
Must have excellent attention to detail
Previous responsibility for the maintenance of a large, varied fleet

The salary for this position is negotiable depending on experience.
Overtime and on-call payments is payable for the position
28 days holiday per year
Shift pattern is 8am until 5pm Monday to Friday 40 hours per week
Will be on the rota for out of hours breakdowns

To be considered for this role, please apply today!