Vehicle Technician (4 on 4 off)

Location: J24 Hinkley Point C Park and Ride

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 01 May 2024

Salary: £27.38ph

Specific Hours: Average 42hrs per week working a 4 on 4 off shift pattern. 12hr shifts, alternating 4 days (0630 – 1900) & 4 nights (1830 – 0700)

Vehicle Technician (4 on 4 off)

Somerset Passenger Solutions is currently looking for a Vehicle Technician to work at our 10 bay vehicle maintenance unit. You will be part of a team providing high quality inspection, maintenance, electrical, diagnostic and repair services for a current fleet of 162 modern coaches, single deck and double deck buses to ensure that there are sufficient safe, clean and reliable vehicles available at all times to meet PVR (peak vehicle requirement) and the exacting, industry leading standards of SPS and its clients.  Also to be accountable for ensuring that the documentation supporting the inspection, maintenance and repair activities is completed accurately, to the necessary regulatory authority, client and company standards.

We provide the passenger transport needs for the largest construction project in Europe – Hinkley Point C.   We transport thousands of clients to and from the site every day, working 24/7 to ensure that construction remains on schedule.

Summary of benefits:

  • Pension – 5% contributory pension matched by us
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Free bus travel & significantly reduced rail travel for you & family members
  • Life assurance
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual pay review linked to retail price index

 Summary of key duties & responsibilities:

  • To be part of a team providing MOT preparation, vehicle inspection, maintenance, diagnostic and repair services to a varied PSV fleet
  • To maintain a clear understanding of vehicle inspection standards and compliance requirements
  • To be part of the process of promoting and ensuring a good working relationship between the engineering and operations departments, essential to achieving our shared objectives
  • To follow all procedures to control and monitor parts usage and stock control
  • As part of the engineering team, to be consistently proactive in ensuring that PVR (peak vehicle requirement) is achieved

 Essential skills/qualifications required:

  • At least two years relevant, recent and demonstrable post training experience in heavy vehicle engineering, preferably PSV
  • The ability to apply consistently high standards of technical judgement
  • A pragmatic and proactive can-do attitude to short notice workshop deadlines
  • A flexible approach to working hours as we are a 24/7 business

 Desirable skills/qualifications:

  • PSV Electrical system aptitude and experience in the bus industry

 Essential qualifications/knowledge required:

  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 or C&G equivalent or above in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance (PSV preferred)
  • Possession of a full driving licence (category D desirable)

Desirable qualifications/knowledge:

  • Possession of IRTEC licence. Inspection and/or Service Maintenance Technician
  • Good electrical and diagnostic ability
  • Knowledge of the transport sector

Please note - All employees must be willing to undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and obtain a DBS certificate. This standard is designed to provide a level of assurance as to the honesty, integrity and values of individuals who are required to work at a Nuclear Licenced Site, or who may have access to sensitive nuclear information.

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