RAF Croughton is a Royal Air Force station which is by far the most important military bases run by the United States of America in Europe.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Vehicle Mechanic to join our fantastic team! We are extremely friendly and work in a relaxed environment. This role would suit a qualified and experienced mechanic who is looking to take a step back and work in a slower paced than the usual commercial environment.
This is an exciting opportunity that will take you away from working on your average vehicles and instead will allow you to gain experience on working with U.S Spec vehicles that can include fire trucks and police cars!
See below for details:
Purpose of role:
The Vehicle Technician is responsible for the service and repair of Government Owned Vehicles (GOV). They will also be part of a team who provide accident and breakdown cover on a 24/7 basis on an on-call rota basis.
Repair and maintain a fleet of 80 Vehicles. 60% + of the vehicles are U.S Spec and Left hand drive.
Range of Vehicles: * HGV 6x4 Tractor * HGV Trailers * U.S Spec Fire Trucks * U.S Spec Police Cars * U.S Spec 8 Pax Vans * Various U.K Spec cars
* Repair and maintain a varied range of equipment (including tail lifts, generators etc). * Ensure that all repairs are carried out in accordance with Air Force Instructions and the Ministry of Transport Regulations. * Refuel, wash and vacuum vehicle(s) when required. * Perform driving duties when required by the VM Supervisor or Site Manager. * Drive vehicles safely and show due consideration to other road users. * Ensure driving skills maximise fuel efficiency and minimise risk to self, vehicle and other road users. * Any other contractual duties as required by the VM Supervisor or Site Manager.
Essential experience: * Must have a full clean UK Driving License * Must hold an NVQ Level 3 Maintenance Qualification or Equivalent * Must have at least 2 years experience working in a vehicle mechanic role
Desirable but NOT essential: * Hold Drivers Certificate or Professional Competence (CPC) * Mobile Air Conditioning Qualification * Experience in road side recovery + trailer (+E) * Diagnostic experience * Tyre changing and balancing * Forklift license * Inspect and repair to MOT standards
Additional Features: * The role is subject to gaining the appropriate Security Clearance. * You will be expected to be part of the emergency call out roster which is approximately 1 week in 3. We also offer overtime hours.
Please note you will be paid extra for any of the on-call or overtime hours you complete.
If interested, please apply.
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