Howard Plant Hire - HGV Technician

Howard Civil Engineering is one of the North's leading civil engineering companies; a client-focused organisation that prides itself on building strong, trustworthy relationships that are made to last. We listen to our customers’ needs, and endeavour to deliver a bespoke package to ensure outstanding results every time.

Howard Plant Hire, a division of Howard Civil Engineering, is currently seeking an experienced heavy goods vehicle technician in response to an increased workload. The right candidate will be workshop-based with some requirements for callouts as required.  

Role Overview:
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks such as oil changes, filter replacements, and lubrication of components.
  • Inspect and diagnose mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems for faults and failures.
  • Conduct repairs on engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension systems, and other components.
  • Ensure compliance with manufacturer specifications and maintenance schedules.
  • Utilize diagnostic equipment and tools to identify issues with HGVs.
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems, including wiring, lighting, and electronic controls.
  • Interpret diagnostic codes and repair manuals to rectify problems efficiently.
  • Repair or replace faulty parts, ensuring proper installation and functionality.
  • Adhere to health and safety regulations, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe working practices.
  • Perform safety inspections and assessments on HGVs to identify potential hazards or compliance issues.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair activities, including parts used and hours worked.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements, including vehicle roadworthiness and emissions standards.
  • At least 5 year’s experience in a similar role
  • Stay updated on industry developments, technological advancements, and regulatory changes related to HGV maintenance and repair
  • Competent with MOTs, repairs and maintenance of commercial vehicles, including HGV’s (Class 1 & 2)
  • Experience with DAF vehicles is beneficial
  • NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance is preferred
  • Clean Driving License
  • Organised and familiar with vehicle paperwork
  • Safety conscious with awareness of hazards in the workplace
  • Share expertise and best practices with team members to improve overall efficiency and service quality

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