• Permanent
  • Liverpool
  • Salary/rate: TBC

Website staffingni Bluestones Staffing NI

Bluestones Staffing is working with one of the leading distribution centres in Liverpool.

Due to continued success our client is recruiting for a VMU Technician.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a large organisation and an excellent growth potential.

Location/Base: Distribution Centres, Liverpool / Amesbury

Reports to:       Fleet and Compliance Manager

Hours:             An average of 38.61 hours per week covering 12 hour shifts on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern (Nightshift)


The VMU Technician maintains and repairs the Company’s commercial fleet ensuring legal compliance and safe and fit for use.

Main Objectives and Responsibilities:

·         Use PPE as required and adhere to health and safety procedures and            legal requirements

·         Comply with Company policy and procedure

·         Carry out vehicle preventative maintenance inspection and          servicing,    MOT preparation and repairs to the highest standard

·         Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately, using computer-based diagnostic equipment

·         Repair or replace broken or defective parts and resolve defects

·         Carry out DVSA vehicle testing (if authorised)

·         Road test vehicles to check repairs

·         Maintain VMU equipment and working areas to a good, clean condition

·         Follow appropriate, job-specific checklists to ensure all jobs are completed according to the specific process

·         Use of hand tools and general garage equipment

·         Tail Lift maintenance and vehicle body work repairs, fabrication and basic welding processes

·         Provide competent support and assistance to VMU and Transport colleagues

·         Complete administrative tasks and reports as requested

·         Ensure paperwork is completed promptly and correctly

·         Deal professionally and courteously with internal/external enquiries

·         Communicate with VMU and Transport management of any delays/additional work required

·         Other VMU related duties as requested, commensurate with skill set


Knowledge, Training and Experience

·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role including HGV trailer maintenance

·         Level 2 City & Guilds or BTECH National in HGV Motor Vehicle Engineering or equivalent UK recognised qualification

·         Full UK Driving licence (HGV category desirable)

·         Must own standard tools – more specific tools are provided

·         Experience of using diagnostic equipment in vehicle and trailer maintenance

·         Experience of working in a team

·         Experience of working in a multi-tasking role

·         Experience of Volvo and Mercedes commercial vehicles desirable

·         Experience of working with HGV trailer and tail lift maintenance desirable

·         IRTEC licence in vehicle inspection desirable

Skills and Competencies

·         Attention to detail and accuracy is essential in this role across all tasks

·         Ability to work within tight and often conflicting time frames

·         Ability to work in a competent and efficient manner on your own or as part of a busy team

·         Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instruction

·         Computer proficient

·         Maintain a disciplined and logical approach to tasks

·         Good written and verbal communication skills to produce succinct reports and to be able to present this information appropriate to the circumstances

Awareness of Working Environment

·         Awareness of the importance ensuring vehicles are safe and legal for use

·         Awareness of the high volume and fast paced working environment

·         Awareness of the many interruptions with regards to enquiries which may occur

·         Understanding the requirement to multi-task at short notice

·         Understanding that communication is imperative to other departments regarding calls, deadlines, tasks

·         Understand that from time to time you may be required to work beyond contracted hours to ensure the requirements of the job are fulfilled

Health and Safety

Comply with all written and verbal instructions given to ensure personal safety and the safety of others
Use all safety and protective equipment as provided
Dress sensibly and safely in accordance with the dress code applicable for the area of work
Avoid improvising or making adjustments that could create an unnecessary risk to your personal safety or the safety of others
Maintain all tools and equipment in good condition and report any safety hazard, equipment defects or malfunction to management as they occur
Report all incidents to a member of management whether an injury is sustained or not
Attend safety training courses as required
Observe all procedures relating to specific processes, materials and substances used
Ensure work area is tidy at all time
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