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Vacancy Details

HGV Mechanic - REF No. HQ6340

Industry Sector: Engineering - Mechanical
Location: Orpington, Greater London, England

Salary: from £40000 to £45000 per Annum

FRS Office: FRS Headquarters
Consultant: William Son

Detailed Job Description

An established waste management company that has served local the community and businesses for 40 years is seeking a HGV Mechanic to join their close-knit mechanical team in Orpington. The HGV Mechanic will be working on predominately Mercedes 12-44 tonne trucks which includes skip lorries, trippers, grabs, roll-on-offs, dustcarts and artics. It is essential for the HGV Mechanic to have completed a time-served apprenticeship in a relevant area. You will need to be flexible for overtime, have a current driving licence and own your own tools.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, REME, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

* Inspect vehicles and diagnose faults
* Attend to vehicle and plant breakdowns
* Diagnose and repair hydraulic faults
* Recognise and report vehicle defects or symptoms of impending failure
* Service, adjust and repair vehicles/components
* Complete job records

Person Specification:


* Qualification in vehicle maintenance and repair (preferably heavy vehicle) e.g. City & Guilds or NVQ Level 3
* Knowledge of hydraulics and electrical engineering
* Hold a current driving licence
* Previous experience in mechanics (preferably in both heavy vehicle and plant)
* Computer literacy with good numeracy skills
* Ability to work well under pressure
* Excellent problem-solving skills
* Ability to work well as part of a team and independently
* Good communication skills both written and verbal
* Must possess own tools


* 1 year experience as a mechanic
* HGV licence


£40,000 - £45,000 (DOE)


* 30 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
* Company pension scheme

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