Mechanic - DFF

3 days left

South Lanarkshire
20 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Community and Enterprise Resources

Location: Livingstone Boulevard, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre,  G72 0BP

Hours: 2 x 37 hours per week (Shift Patten: Week 1 - Monday - Thursday 06:00-14:00, Friday 06:00-13:30, Week 2 - Monday - Thursday 14:00-22:00, Friday 13:30-20:00)


We are currently looking to recruit time served Mechanics with heavy vehicle experience to join our Fleet Services Team.

Our Fleet Services is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Council’s vehicle fleet for over 1,300 vehicle plus plant. You will undertake a diverse range of duties from servicing; repairing cars and light vans and maintaining a mixed fleet of vehicles from buses up to HGV refuse vehicles. A Driving license is essential and a good working knowledge of electrical and Hydraulic systems would be advantageous. The successful candidates will be required to participate in a stand-by call out scheme, for which an additional payment will be made. These roles will be an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to enhance their existing skills through working on a varied fleet and gain a formal qualification as well as benefiting from manufacturers product training.

We also operate a wide range of plant, ranging from grass cutting equipment to agricultural tractors, loading shovels and forklifts.

South Lanarkshire Council offers a quality working environment with many benefits including:

Ø Flexible working conditions

Ø Enhanced Leave Scheme

Ø Pension

Ø Child-care vouchers

Ø Career Development/career progression

Ø Comprehensive training package

Salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The successful applicant must possess a Category B driving licence, Category C vocational license (HGV) would be desirable as is a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) for the vocational license holder.



Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from female applicants.

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

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South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

Closing Date -  30 September 2016

Interview Date - To be confirmed

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