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HGV Recovery Technician - REF No. NL5478

Industry Sector: Engineering - Automotive
Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

Salary: from £25000 to £35000 per Annum

FRS Office: London (North)
Consultant: Colin Date

Job Summary

Our client wishes to recruit enthusiastic, self-motivated HGV Recovery Technicians to join their in-house team providing recovery assistance. HGV Drivers (C+E) with relevant experience and qualifications a distinct advantage but they are willing to train someone with the right "can do" attitude and confidence to learn how to recover commercial vehicles. Applications from suitably qualified ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this position.

Detailed Job Description

Our client wishes to recruit enthusiastic, self-motivated HGV Recovery Technicians to join their in-house team providing recovery assistance.

HGV Drivers (C+E) with relevant experience and qualifications a distinct advantage but they are willing to train someone with the right "can do" attitude and confidence to learn how to recover commercial vehicles.

Applications from suitably qualified ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this position.

Job Role

* Carry out daily check of Company fleet vehicles and complete the defect report.
* Drive company vehicles as efficiently and safely as possible to arrive on scene with maximum ETA (up to 90 minutes in South East England area).
* Access casualty vehicle on scene and record existing damage, taking photos as required.
* Recover vehicle to required location, without further damage.
* Regularly check PPE, tools and equipment in vehicles are serviceable and report any defects immediately to the office.
* Maintenance of fleet vehicles to include topping up levels, greasing up equipment, and regularly cleaning interior and exterior of vehicles.
* If required assist workshop department with collection / delivery to customer, road tests to ensure defects are rectified, present vehicles for brake tests and MOT.
* Assist workshop with steam cleaning of vehicles prior to MOT as required.

Essential Skills

* HGV Class 1 (C+E) Driving Licence and DCPC essential
* Minimum of two years experience working in a transport environment
* Positive, flexible attitude to work and the ability to perform well under pressure
* Safety conscious at all times, observant and with good attention to detail
* Organisation & commitment, understand the importance of tight schedules
* Problem solver and able to adapt quickly to ever changing situations
* Prepared to take responsibility and be held accountable
* Approachable and reliable
* Committed to delivery and customer focused (internal and external)
* Ability to establish good working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels
* Based on rotating early and late shifts Monday to Friday and alternate weekends

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.


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