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Commercial Vehicle Technician (Level 3)




Job Title: Commercial Vehicle Technician (Level 3)

Location: Barnet 

Grade H £36,567 - £39,951

Type of Working: Onsite working

Reports to: Workshop

Job Purpose


Job Purpose: Transport Services manages the maintenance and repair of the council’s vehicle fleet/plant/equipment, in accordance with legal regulations, lease company’s and manufactures’ standards and targets. The Commercial Vehicle Technician (Level 3) role is to support the Workshop Manager by undertaking the maintenance of the council’s fleet, including third party and plant maintenance processes are carried out effectively to meet the services obligations, in a timely and cost-effective manner.


Key Accountabilities

Key accountabilities:

• To assist in the delivery of an efficient and effective Transport Workshop Service, through the undertaking maintenance of the council’s fleet, including third party vehicular and plant fleet maintenance, in an effective and safe manner. Duties include the individual’s combined and effective use of skills, expertise, and the technical resources of the Transport Workshop, in respect of inspection, servicing and repair of vehicles, plant and their associated components, employing such skills and knowledge as may be required with due regard to ensuring the fleet is maintained in a legal and roadworthy condition.

• To assist in supporting of solutions that will enable the compliance with the council’s operators’ license, appropriate legislation, council’s policies, and performance standards.

• Promote continuous improvement and ‘right first time’ culture, within the Transport Workshop team.

• The council’s designated VOSA MOT Station Nominated Tester, responsible for undertaking MOT Tests (Class 4, 5 & 7).

• To assist in the provision of the day-to-day Transport Workshop administration and Fleetwave™ IT operational support.

• Provide effective support to the Environmental Services Manager Transport (ESM-T) through: 2.1 Inspect and test vehicles and plant (including Grounds Maintenance equipment) to Council’s standards and criteria, in accordance with relevant legislation, as directed by the Transport Workshop management. Diagnose faults and repairs relating to all vehicles and plant including that necessary to pass legislative testing (MOT test), provide condition and maintenance reports orally and in writing. 2.2 Identify and report all potential faults or non-compliance affecting operational and roadworthy capability, notifying supervision accordingly.

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Experience & Knowledge


Experience in transport workshop environment or operating within a team in transport logistics or an equivalent.

Ability to be part of a standby team working from 21.30 to 06.30.

Ability to learn new software packages quickly and thoroughly.

Ability to operate within strict Quality Control guidelines and ensure adherence by the in-house vehicle maintenance team.

Willingness and ability to undertake training to meet the job criteria and develop individual strengths and minimise individual’s weakness.

Ability to carry out internal audits and support management to monitor and manage staff performance. To ensure work plans and targets are attained.

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