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Friarton Depot, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF
£32,210 - £35,532 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Description

Vehicle Workshop Chargehand PKC09637
£32,210 - £35,532
Friarton Depot, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DF
Perth & Kinross Council have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HGV Chargehand Mechanic to join our team at Friarton Depot in Perth. You must have knowledge, skills and experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy goods and light vehicles as you will be responsible for ensuring that the Council's fleet of vehicles is maintained to both DVSA's and Perth & Kinross Council standards. Responsible for supporting the Workshop Manager in overseeing the daily smooth running of the workshop. You must be a time served Motor Vehicle Mechanic or Technician, and preferably have experience of the repair & maintenance of commercial vehicles, heavy plant and equipment and a working knowledge of hydraulic repairs. Holding an LGV C+E licence would be advantageous. You may be required to carry out MOT & Taxi Testing duties if holding the qualification or be willing to achieve these skills through training. You will have the ability to work within a pressured environment and being able to meet own and team deadlines is vital. The workshop operates a shift system consisting of an early shift, back shift and weekend working on a rotational basis, therefore it will be necessary for the successful candidate to participate in these working patterns. We can offer you a range of employee benefits including the Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and health & wellbeing initiatives. We can also offer training and development opportunities and invest in our staff and value their contribution. You will be part of a hardworking, supportive team who have a good sense of humour and we also offer a good working environment. Successful candidates who have been short listed will be required to complete a practical workshop assessment. 

The Individual

You must have experience in a supervisory capacity, or have the necessary skills to take on this role. You must possess good communication skills, forward thinking, be a good team player and leader. You must be able to motivate the shift you are overseeing and keep account of the times staff are taking on inspections/repairs. An awareness of using computer systems will assist you as Perth & Kinross Council use Key2 to record all vehicle maintenance and the successful person will be expected to utilise this system. You must be a Time Served Mechanic. City & Guilds Parts 1 & 2 or N/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent level of certification. 
For further information please contact Iain Campbell on 01738 477136.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
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A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government. 

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