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HGV Mechanic

Slough, Permanent, Excellent Salary & Package DOE
Reference: AJ0957

The Client

A well respected, family owned Waste Management and Recycling Services Supplier.

Purpose and Responsibilities

Our client is looking for an experienced HGV Mechanic to join their team based in Slough. As HGV Mechanic you will be responsible for maintaining the mixed fleet of rigid and articulated vehicles in line with DVSA and FTA requirements. As well as maintenance of the vehicles you will also be responsible for inspections and MOTS on the varied fleet of vehicles.

The successful candidate will work in the following alternating shifts, plus alternate Saturday mornings until 11.30AM.

Week 1: Monday – Friday 6.30AM – 2.30PM

Week 2: Monday – Friday 2PM – 10PM

Specific Responsibilities

  • Carry out vehicle inspections, repairs, including manufacturer warranty repairs and services, in a timely manner and against agreed deadlines in accordance with supplier and Ministry standards.
  • Prepare and submit LGV vehicles for annual MOT inspections.
  • Undertake fault diagnosis, repair and report mechanical defects on hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical equipment.
  • Follow Company processes and procedures regarding completion of service reports, documentation and paperwork.
  • Compliance with Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Risk Assessments.
  • Provide a high level of support and guidance to apprentice technicians.
  • Provide roadside assistance where safe to do so, to broken-down vehicles.
  • Undertake all relevant training to ensure skills and knowledge are maintained to the highest level to meet Company, Depot and legislation requirements.
  • Flexibility in working hours and occasional cover at other sites may be required to meet business and depot needs.
  • To maintain the Hand and Arm Vibration log.

Person Specification

You’ll also have:

  • Good understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics and electrics, with strong practical and fitting skills on mechanical and technical equipment.
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of current relevant Health & Safety legislation.
  • Competent to make cost-effective and safe repairs.
  • Good interpersonal skills: promoting a positive and professional attitude to all customers.
  • Be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to use own initiative and demonstrate willingness and flexibility to undertake new tasks where necessary.
  • Good team worker, with ability to work unsupervised when required.
  • Good problem-solving skills.

Required experience:

  • HGV Fitter/HGV Mechanic Experience: 3 years
  • Experience working within the Waste/Recycling Sector – Advantageous.

Required licence or certification:

  • A full, clean UK Driving Licence – essential
  • NVQ Level 3 in HGV Mechanics/Equivalent Qualification
  • HGV Class 2 License with Driver CPC (Advantageous)



Candidates without the mentioned experience will not be considered for this position. Please read the specification carefully to avoid disappointment.

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