Motor Technician

  • Location
    Barking, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 18.07 - £ 19.07 / Hourly
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Automotive
  • External Reference
    JN-082022-268948
  • Category
    Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive - Machinery Service & Maintenance

To undertake a full range of repairs and maintenance to Council vehicles, plant and equipment, this will include attending roadside breakdowns and undertake repairs in accordance with DVSA guide to Roadworthiness.


To complete service repair records to vehicles or equipment undertaken.


To ensure that all health and safety requirements and risk assessments are carried out and recorded within the workshop.


Specific Accountabilities of the Role



  1. Carry out complicated major repairs and preventative maintenance, including fault finding and diagnostic testing to high value motor vehicles, contractor's plant and ground machinery powered by petrol, gas or electricity, together with associated equipment.

  2. Carry out repairs including fault finding and diagnostic testing to vehicle electrics, hydraulics and pneumatic, especially those fitted to a range of specialist vehicles such as vehicle tail lifts and air conditioning, refuse and road sweepers, buses and coaches, plant and mowing machines, tractors, machinery carrying household, commercial and sewage waste.

  3. Responsible and accountable for the completion of service and repair records in line with DVSA requirements.

  4. To carryout electrical diagnostics and repairs in line with manufactures guidelines.

  5. To undertake body repairs utilising the council's equipment including welders, MIG, TIG and ARC.

  6. Complete repairs to hydraulic systems in accordance with manufactures guidelines.

  7. To ensure that service records are kept and maintained in accordance with requirements and guidelines.

  8. Assist the Workshop Manager in undertaking accident investigations, whilst ensuring that accident procedures are complied with.

  9. Take delivery of fuel from the council facilities and ensure that this is undertaken in a safe and effective manner.

  10. Ensure the Council's health and safety and all other operational legislative requirements are fully discharged, including robust risk management methodologies and systems.

  11. Responsible for the proper and safe use of cleaning chemicals and associated products used within the workshop, ensuring correct storage and disposal of waste oils and products, cleaning any spillages in the immediate work area

  12. Undertake the above duties in accordance with service requirements, with flexibility across the day.

  13. When required, lock and unlock the workshop.

  14. Undertake any other duties in line with role requirements.



Pay rate: £18.07 - £19.07 per hour PAYE


UK driving licence required


Full time - on going temporary assignment


Previous experience essential



This role will go through to interviews - please apply now if you are interested.



Thank you.











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