Calibration Assistant / Weighbridge Test Unit Operator

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
£18672 (point 17) plus £4000 market supplement
14 May 2018
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Calibration Assistant / Weighbridge Test Unit Operator

£18672 (point 17) plus £4000 market supplement

The Calibration Test Centre in Hull seeks a suitably qualified and experienced person to undertake the operation of a 50,000kg HGV weighbridge test unit and assist with duties in the Calibration Test Centre.

You will be a suitably qualified experienced and be able to operate a 50,000kg HGV weighbridge test unit (which includes the operation of a counterbalance fork lift truck) and duties in the Calibration Test Centre.

You must:

  • be a qualified heavy goods driver (Class 1, C+E) with current CPC
  • be a qualified counterbalance fork lift truck operator or be willing to undertake the training required to obtain the necessary licence
  • be physically fit and show a high level of self-motivation and initiative
  • possess good interpersonal skills
  • be able to demonstrate basic IT literacy
  • be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills.

Duties on the test unit involve working with trading standards officers and weighbridge service engineers in both local government and private industry. This will require you to be flexible and will at times involve operation throughout the UK with consequential overnight stops and / or weekend working. Other duties within the test centre include receipting, cleaning, painting and preparation of equipment prior to testing.

Appropriate training will be provided and funded for all aspects of the work. 

Hours: 37 per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 17.00pm although this will be flexible dependant on service requirements. Occasional weekend working will be required for which overtime will be paid. Overtime, overnight allowance, subsistence and mobile telephone allowance will be paid in appropriate circumstances and the opportunity to become a member of the attractive local government pension scheme.

For an informal discussion please contact Andy Sleight, Calibration Team Leader, tel (01482) 395162 or Colin Briggs, Trading Standards Manager, tel (01482) 396238.

Application packs are available at

Advert No:                 HTPP000152

Closing Date:              28 May 2018

Interview Date:           7 June 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.