Vehicle Examiner / Supervisor

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 15 September 2016

Salary: 29,000 per annum
Location: Galashiels

Closing date: 30 September 2016

First Bus is one of Britain’s largest bus operators. We operate around a fifth of all local bus services outside London.

A fleet of some 6,400 buses carry approximately 1.6 million passengers every single day in a huge number of communities.

From as far North as Aberdeen to as far South as Cornwall, First’s buses help our customers access employment, education, retail and leisure. Our buses connect communities and help create vibrant local economies.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at First Bus. We are committed to providing quality bus services that are punctual, reliable and offer good value for money.

Let’s tell you about what we are looking for……..

About the Role:

We have a vacancy available for a Vehicle Examiner/Supervisor to work at First UK Bus, Galashiels.

Working as part of the team, the successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties: -

•To provide leadership and motivation to the staff

•To supervise the daily running of the depot and all engineering staff

•To ensure the fleet is maintained to Group Standard and carry out audits as required

•To comply fully with all HS & E legislation along with Group Policies

•To fully comply with all relevant Engineering SOP’s

•To provide guidance to other staff as required

•Communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors

•Maintain and develop technical skills as required

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors.
  • Maintain and develop technical skills as required.
  • To Carry out Vehicle Examinations in line with Engineering SOPs.

Applicants should be in possession of minimum level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent experience. In addition, they should be aware of the VOSA standards for both the categorisation of defects (Spot checks/enforcement) and annual test. A PCV licence is desirable, ability to obtain PCV license is essential. Full Car driving Licence is essential as is willingness to be trained in-house to drive PCV vehicles on our sites.  Vacancies are subject to Medical and references. 

•To undergo formal development, assessment, attainments and retention of a recognised engineering and managerial qualification, to NVQ level 3, in all aspects of the position

•To attend appropriate underpinning training opportunities such as NC in Supervisory Management and Engineering and/or Corporate Membership of IRTE and to complete them to the suitable standard within an agreed timescale

•To attend relevant training courses, which may involve an overnight stay

Flexibility in hours of work will be required to ensure all shifts are covered at holiday times.  

Applications are invited from suitably skilled and enthusiastic individuals who will contribute to the successful operation of the depot.

Company Benefits:

Once you have completed your probation period, First offer will offer you the following fantastic benefits:

  • FREE TRAVEL - Travel for free on our buses
  • FIRST XCLUSIVES - Discounts and cashback on over 3,000 goods and services with First Xclusives
  • TREAT YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS - Amazing discounts on First UK Rail and bus travel
  • SAVE AS YOU EARN – Use savings you build over three years to buy discounted shares in First. It’s better than keeping it under the mattress!
  • BUY AS YOU EARN – Bus shares in First and we’ll give you free shares on top!
  • BUILD A PENSION WITH FIRST – You will automatically join our pension scheme and start saving for the future
  • FREE LIFE ASSURANCE FOR PENSION SCHEME MEMBERS –We will provide a tax-free payment for the people who depend on you
  • Workwear provided
  • Excellent working environment, modern equipment and facilities
  • Flexible working may be considered
  • Overtime opportunities available, on occasions
  • Career progression opportunities (largest private transport operator in the world)

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About First Group Plc

First Bus is one of Britain's largest bus operators. We operate around a fifth of all local bus services outside London.

A fleet of some 6,400 buses carry approximately 1.6 million passengers every single day in a huge number of communities.

From as far North as Aberdeen to as far South as Cornwall, First's buses help our customers access employment, education, retail and leisure. Our buses connect communities and help create vibrant local economies.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at First Bus. We are committed to providing quality bus services that are punctual, reliable and offer good value for money.

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