Job summary

Vacancy Site: Taunton

Are you a highly motivated and enthusiastic Vehicle Technician able to carry out maintenance and repairs across a range of vehicles and equipment?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of an evolving team, maintaining and repairing vehicles criticalto ensuring our front line crews are ready and able to treat our patients when they most need us. We are seeking to grow and further develop our services and are therefore looking for individuals to work across our sites within the South West providing a 7 day Fleet & equipment maintenance service keeping our vehicles in an excellent condition and on the road.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Vehicle Technician for South Western Ambulance Service provides an opportunity to work as part of friendly professional team working in a workshop based environment ensuring thatvehicle and equipment maintenance is carried out to very high standards It is also provides opportunities to develop your career with us either within the Fleet and Equipment team or within the wider Trust in both patient-facing and a variety of support roles.

About us

At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees, our patients and the communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individuals and to enable a positive, welcoming environment where our people and their careers can thrive in.

We employ over 5,000 employees mainly clinical, operational and emergency response staff as well as supporting roles. We also employ Doctors and volunteers which include community first responders and fire co-responders.

We take all the steps needed to provide the most compassionate patient care possible whilst also providing an enjoyable and safe place to work. We actively promote a positive set of behaviours as being key to our performance both individually and collectively. Our recruitment, selection and screening processes are designed to uphold these standards and we invite all our candidates to actively share with us through these processes how they will bring these behaviours to life.

To view the Trust’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals click here

Date posted

03 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

202-4524093-X

Job locations

Taunton

Taunton

TA1 2JB

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification attached.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications/Skills, Knowledge and Ability

Essential

  • HND in Mechanical/ electrical or electronic engineering or equivalent, OR knowledge demonstrated at equivalent standard gained through relevant experience/training
  • Recognized Motor Vehicle Indentured Apprenticeship or training scheme
  • Motor Vehicle Craft Studies Parts 1,2 & 3. or Motor Vehicle Technicians Parts 1,2 & 3 or BTEC equivalent
  • Current clean driving license minimum C1.
  • Has previous working experience and good knowledge of a variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Willingness to undertake further training/education as required.
  • Has significant experience of fault finding / diagnosis within a vehicle /electronic / mechanical / engineering field.
  • Proficient experience of using diagnostic equipment to fault find within a medical device and equipment capacity.
  • Previous experience of using a variety of complex tools and equipment to carry out technical / engineering repairs.

Desirable

  • Has significant experience of servicing, repairing of medical equipment.
  • Has previous experience of diagnosing and repairing vehicles and equipment in a supervisory / management capacity.
  • Knowledge and experience of the use and operation of a quality management system such as ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2012
  • Is able to demonstrate, previous experience of fault finding /diagnosis within an NHS or Ambulance Service environment.
  • Qualified to C1E+D1E driving license.
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications/Skills, Knowledge and Ability

Essential

  • HND in Mechanical/ electrical or electronic engineering or equivalent, OR knowledge demonstrated at equivalent standard gained through relevant experience/training
  • Recognized Motor Vehicle Indentured Apprenticeship or training scheme
  • Motor Vehicle Craft Studies Parts 1,2 & 3. or Motor Vehicle Technicians Parts 1,2 & 3 or BTEC equivalent
  • Current clean driving license minimum C1.
  • Has previous working experience and good knowledge of a variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Willingness to undertake further training/education as required.
  • Has significant experience of fault finding / diagnosis within a vehicle /electronic / mechanical / engineering field.
  • Proficient experience of using diagnostic equipment to fault find within a medical device and equipment capacity.
  • Previous experience of using a variety of complex tools and equipment to carry out technical / engineering repairs.

Desirable

  • Has significant experience of servicing, repairing of medical equipment.
  • Has previous experience of diagnosing and repairing vehicles and equipment in a supervisory / management capacity.
  • Knowledge and experience of the use and operation of a quality management system such as ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2012
  • Is able to demonstrate, previous experience of fault finding /diagnosis within an NHS or Ambulance Service environment.
  • Qualified to C1E+D1E driving license.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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