Technician

HGV Technician – Wilstead, Bedford- up to £21 per hour

Here at Volvo Trucks, we are looking for HGV technicians to join our Wilstead, Bedford Site. You will receive a £1000 joining Bonus! (direct applicants only)
Shift pattern is Monday to Friday 0600hrs – 1430hrs / 1430hrs - 2300hrs with alternative Saturdays paid at overtime, time and a half.

As an HGV technician, you will be joining our Service & Workshop team at our Volvo Truck and Bus Centre. Where you will be ensuring repairs are carried out according to Volvos Standards. Here at Volvo Trucks, we believe are at the forefront of Electromobility so you will also be working on a range of systems which include alternative fuels such as LNG, hybrid and Full electric vehicles.
Don’t worry if you don’t have experience with these alternative systems. When joining you will be provided with a training path. Starting with an induction at the depot to foundations events which will take you through all systems you will be using. As well as a number of courses both online and in-person to develop your skills and support you in your new role. You can train to Master Technician you will receive IMI Level 4 qualification.

What we have to offer
  • Salary up to £21 per hour and £1000 joining Bonus. Overtime at time and half Monday – Saturday. Double time on Sundays and bank holidays
  • Generous Pension Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Health cash plan- includes Access to dental insurance
  • Ignition, our electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Enhanced holiday package
  • Employee savings and retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Support for you and your family through an online Wellbeing Centre
  • Workwear provided
At Volvo Truck and Bus, we believe our employees are our greatest assets to enable us to deliver excellent service to our customers. Our culture promotes training and development to help individuals reach their career goals, and positive working relationships between staff and managers where ideas are valued.

Key Responsibilities and Skills
As a Technician, you’ll be directly responsible for ensuring that vehicle repairs are carried out to the highest possible standard at this efficient and modern retail Dealer point.
You’ll be expected to have technical and practical competency when it comes to the repair and maintenance of HGVs, and you must be able to effectively communicate at all levels on a written and verbal basis. You should be flexible enough to adapt to new processes and develop new skills when required, and participate in training and development activities. We’ll also expect you to be an active member of our busy team while being competent enough to develop new working processes or to enhance current ones.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure repairs are carried out according to the manufacturer’s procedures, safely and responsibly
  • Ensure repairs are carried out in accordance with Volvo Standard Times using Volvo Special Tools where appropriate
  • Assist in the fault diagnosis process
  • Comply with warranty procedures during repairs and warranty material on completion of each repair
  • Assist with Action Service Europe when required
  • Work with the Parts Team to ensure the correct replacement parts are fitted
  • Road test vehicles when required (if you hold an HGV licence)
  • Assist with roadside breakdowns
  • Ensure company time recording procedures are complied with, and that job cards are completed accurately
  • Ensure service sheets are completed as per Volvo instructions
  • Ensure all vehicle defects are reported to workshop controllers
  • Keep all workshop facilities, equipment and tools clean, tidy and well maintained
  • Support the development of young trainees and apprentices

Skills/Qualifications
  • City and Guilds, an NVQ3 or equivalent qualification is required
  • You’ll also have completed an apprenticeship in the HGV industry, or have equivalent experience, along with relevant experience in the commercial vehicle industry.
  • A basic knowledge of computer software packages including Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred, as is a general level of computer literacy.
  • we’d expect you to have a basic working knowledge of vehicle technology.
So, if you’re genuinely excited by what we have on offer and know that you can further strengthen the Volvo Trucks team to make it even more of a success, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 
www.volvogroup.com/career. 

The Volvo Trucks brand has been built up over decades and enjoys a solid position worldwide. It is one of the world’s best known and respected brands within the commercial vehicle industry. It is associated with the core values quality, safety and environmental care. With Volvo Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. Together we move the world we want to live in and help our customers keep their promises.

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