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HGV/PSV Advanced Technician
Location: Islington
Salary:£22.00 - £26.00
Date: 23 May 2022

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced HGV/PSV Advanced Technician in a temporary to permanent position for our client in Islington.  The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role.

Key responsibilities an HGV/PSV Advanced Technician

Inspection, service, maintenance, preparation for test, fault diagnosis and repair of all Council and other vehicle and plant assets in accordance with (as applicable by vehicle type) DVSAs Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual, Public Service Vehicle Inspection Manual, MOT Inspection Manual for class 3,4,5 & 7 vehicles, DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, Manufacturer and Council maintenance requirements.

• Completion of all work tasks relating to primary job function as instructed by Workshop Manager or other covering supervisory staff.

• Maintenance of professional competence in relation to the primary job function, this will require satisfactory completion of training and assessment as required by the Council.

• Completion of road tests on designated routes as instructed by Workshop Manager or other covering supervisory staff

• Movement of vehicles for the purpose of repair, maintenance, preparation or testing.

• Completion of all documents (paperwork and/or electronic files) before the end of each working shift. Vehicle specific documents such as inspection sheets, jobcards and defect notes are to be completed as part of the task.

• To always work safely in accordance with all relevant Health and Safety legislation, Council policy and specific safety instructions.

• To complete all tasks making efficient use of resources, minimising wastage and complying with all Environmental legislation and good practice.

• Attend roadside breakdowns or other incidents during normal working hours.

• As instructed by Workshop Manager complete quality checks of hired vehicles, council owned vehicles maintained by external contractors and work completed by other council staff.

• To provide flexibility to cover alternate working hours to cover absence of other staff etc as instructed by the Workshop Managers.

• Completion of training and satisfactory assessment of knowledge as required by Corporate Fleet and Transport Manager. This may include manufacturer product courses, legislation relating to work areas and health & safety related training.

• Provide input into vehicle specification and fault resolution.

• To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade of the post.        

• To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.

• To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as agreed by the line manager.

• To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder.


• To carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the council’s commitment to customer service excellence and ensure compliance with the customer care standards.

• To be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way duties are carried out.

• To ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.

• To carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.

• At all times to carry out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council's Dignity for all Policy. (Equal Opportunities Policy).

Other Requirements

2 Years References