HGV Technician

Forces Recruitment Services Ltd
£25,000 per annum
13 Sep 2017
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

These positions are with one of the largest commercial DAF dealerships in the UK, which also services and maintains all other types of HGVs, including Volvos and Scania vehicles. This organisation is committed to the highest standards of maintenance and repair for the HGV vehicles that it supports. You have strong diagnostics abilities, the skills to do routine service inspections to MoT standard, the ability to operate in a safe, accurate manner under minimum supervision and to meet and surpass customer expectations. Ideally, you will have experience of working in an HGV workshop preferably in a franchise dealer environment. However, if you hold a BTEC or City & Guilds Level 2 certificate in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence, then manufacturer training can be provided to help you to develop into a highly skilled HGV Technician. Also, HGV license training can be given to further add to your skills development.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure repairs are carried out according to manufacturer’s procedures in a safe and responsible manner
  • Undertake fault diagnostics
  • Road test vehicles when required, subject to licence restrictions
  • Ensure repairs are carried out in accordance with manufacturer standard times
  • Comply with warranty procedures during repairs
  • Ensure warranty displaced material returned on completion of a repair
  • Assist with good workshop and dealership housekeeping at all times
  • Work with the parts team to ensure the correct replacement parts are fitted to the vehicles
  • Ensure company time recording procedures and job cards write ups are complied with
  • Ensure that service sheets are completed as per manufacturer/customer instructions
  • Ensure that all vehicle defects are reported to the workshop supervisor
  • Attend any technical or development training that is made available
    • To observe Health & Safety regulations at all times
  • Ensure that the workshop facilities, equipment and tools are kept clean, tidy and maintained, reflecting the image of an efficient dealership.

Person Specification:

The successful person will consistently display the following characteristics:

  • Communication – the ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally. Always listens effectively and asks questions to ensure full understanding
  • Teamwork – works with others to build positive relationships in order to achieve a common goal. Provides and requests support from colleagues where applicable
  • Customer Focus – clearly understands customer’s needs and delivers effective solutions to match these needs. Effectively resolves customer issues and presents a positive image of the company
  • Flexibility & Adaptability - a flexible approach to work commitments and the ability to adapt behaviour and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles whilst maintaining effectiveness


  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Commercial vehicle experience
  • Ability to inspect vehicles and maintain to MoT standard
  • Understanding of legal requirements of HGV vehicle maintenance
  • DVSA MOT Inspection Manual awareness


  • HGV Class 2 licence (training can be provided)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence
  • BTEC Level 2 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence Principles
  • Tachograph Calibration


Salary £25k-£35k (includes shift allowance)

22 days plus bank holidays

Company Pension Scheme


You will be expected to work one early shift and then one late shift on alternate weeks.

Early shift:Monday (6am-2.30pm) and Tuesday to Friday (7am - 3.30pm)

Late shift: Monday to Friday (12-8.30pm)

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