A Heavy Vehicle Service Technician will inspect, maintain, and repair large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and over.
The Heavy Vehicle Technicians jobs fall into three main categories:
- Servicing – carrying out checks
- Maintenance – replacing / repairing engine parts
- Diagnostics – using the latest diagnostic equipment
Role responsibilities will include:
- Carry out vehicle preventative maintenance inspection and servicing to a high standard
- Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately, using computer-based diagnostic equipment
- Repair or replace broken or defective parts and resolve defects
- Maintain VMU equipment and working areas to a good, clean condition
- Follow the appropriate, job-specific checklists to ensure all jobs are completed according to the specific process
- General maintenance, cleanliness and tidiness of VMU facilities including sweeping and organising tools
- Use of hand tools and general garage equipment
- Tail Lift maintenance and vehicle body work repairs, fabrication and basic welding processes
As an apprentice, you will observe, learn and gain an understanding of a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.
You will be able to:
- Demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team
- Learn and understand the importance of Health and safety within the workplace
- Learn the fundamental technologies – Heavy Vehicle chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, hydraulic and air braking, etc.
- Develop the skills to construct or modify apparatus and instruments from verbal instructions and drawings
- Learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair
Potential to progress upon completion.
The company would aim to offer full-time employment to the successful candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship Scheme and the benefits would be:
- Starting at £17,886 per annum, incrementally rising to £37,500 per annum upon completion of the apprenticeship
- Monday - Friday when attending college and upon commencement of the role, changing to a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, 6am – 6pm or 7am – 7pm once the VMU Technician role can be competently fulfilled
- 5.6 weeks paid holiday rising to 6.6 weeks upon 5 years’ service
- Company pension scheme
- Subsidised canteen
- Access to social and sporting events
- 10% store discount
Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage.
You will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles such as trucks, buses, agricultural machinery and plant equipment. Being a Heavy Vehicle technician requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina
Due to the location of the position, it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence or you live within an easy commutable distance to the location of the depot.
Ideally, a minimum of GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.
Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
This is an IVECO Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Manufacturer Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group.
Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at Remit’s dedicated Heavy Vehicle Academy in Derby. There are a total of 17 blocks over the 34-month programme, which are split between 2 days of virtual classes and 3 days in Derby. The costs for accommodation, food and travel are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.
You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will give you 1-2-1 support and guidance to help you achieve the IMI qualifications.