HGV Mechanic

Darlington | Other

HGV Mechanic

International Fire Training Centre (IFTC)

Darlington, DL2 1NU

Full Time, Permanent (40 hours per week)

£31,000 per annum plus benefits


Here at Serco, we are currently recruiting for an HGV Mechanic to join the team at the International Fire Training Centre in Darlington. This role will ensure the IFTC fleet is maintained whilst always adhering to procedures and processes. The post holder will undertake maintenance and repair work directly on all vehicles within the fleet and carry out preventative maintenance and routine servicing in accordance with VOSA and manufacturers recommendations.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Undertake maintenance and repair work.
  • Preventative maintenance and routine servicing.
  • Reporting defects or concerns to management.
  • Troubleshoot and fault find any defects on machines and carry out repairs.
  • Carry out inspections.
  • In-house repairs to fire training rigs.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Time served HGV mechanic with in-depth knowledge of LGV/HGVs.
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in heavy vehicle service, maintenance, and repair.
  • Experience working on Fire Appliances (desirable).
  • Hold an HGV Class 1 licence (desirable).
  • Experience of basic welding (desirable).
  • Experience working with several different chassis.
  • Professional and position attitude towards work.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and prioritise workloads.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and accommodating.
  • Working knowledge of health and safety procedures and regulations (e.g., COSHH).
  • Effective communication skills.


What we offer:

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


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21/06/2023 02:58:00
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