JOB PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
To carry out a full range of duties expected of a skilled vehicle technician, including the repairing of damaged or faulty mechanical parts, installing new electrical systems and equipment, and carrying out routine mechanical maintenance and repairs to vehicles. The role requires a high standard of workmanship on a varied vehicle fleet including cars and vans from numerous vehicle manufacturers. This role will contribute to the provision of a cost effective, high quality and reliable vehicle fleet ensuring both officer and vehicle safety throughout.
Always demonstrate the force values. All staff involved in carrying out functions in this role will do so in accordance with the principles of the Code of Ethics. The aim of the Code of Ethics is to support each member of the policing profession to deliver the highest professional standards in their service to the public.
You will need to have City and Guilds experience and preferably have served time as a motor vehicle apprentice.
CORE WORK AREAS:
Replacement of damaged or faulty mechanical components in existing vehicles.
Installation of new electrical systems and equipment as part of the vehicle commissioning process.
Carry out preventative mechanical maintenance, servicing, diagnosis, preparatory work for MOT’S and repair tasks on multi-manufacturers vehicles to police standards at police workshops and selected locations as directed by the Senior Motor Vehicle Technician.
Carry out road testing of vehicles and ancillary police specialist equipment in accordance with work undertaken or as requested by management.
Carry out decommissioning of vehicles ensuring police specialist equipment is removed in a non-destructive manner for re-use on new vehicles wherever possible.
Work with minimum supervision from either verbal or written instruction.
Ensure that the correct parts and materials used are identified in an efficient manner liaising with component suppliers when necessary.
To be conversant with the security implications of police vehicles and equipment.
Ensure care and custody of all tools, equipment and materials and to report all defects when found.
Update skills for the post by attending appropriate training courses when necessary.
Keep up to date with advancements relating to the motor vehicle and police specialist equipment across a diverse mix of vehicles and equipment.
Complete documentation on work carried out including job sheets, service sheets, pre-MOT inspection sheets, job cards, daily time sheets and store requisitions etc.
To carry out other vehicle maintenance tasks or related support service work as directed by the Senior Vehicle Technician or appropriate management.
Support the delivery of apprentice training.
Carry out all duties with regard general cleanliness and tidiness and assist in the weekly clean of the vehicle workshop.
Prepared to work at an alternative workshop within any location of the force boundaries when necessary.
Ensure all work is carried out in a professional manner and to a high standard according to Health and Safety and COSHH obligations with consideration for other employees and vehicle users.
Perform duties in such a manner that ensures a high quality of service provision ensuring police vehicles remain in a safe condition and fit for purpose condition.
Attend minor breakdowns when necessary.
Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.