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Mechanic (Career Grade)

Up to £26,317 per annum

08 August 2019/Categories: Job Vacancies

Carlisle City Council are pleased to advertise an exciting opportunity which has arisen from a recent organisational restructure. We are looking for skilled or semi-skilled vehicle mechanics to join our enthusiastic workshop team and we will invest in your personal development to support you in your role and beyond.

The Fleet and Workshop Team provides mechanical support at our Carlisle based depot. The fleet comprises of a large range of specialist commercial vehicles, vans, cars and horticultural machinery and part of your role will be to ensure the Council’s fleet of vehicles, plant and machinery are kept in a roadworthy condition.

In return for your efforts we will give you a competitive salary package including a first-class pension provision and other benefits the Council offers as a good employer.

About the role

37 hours Monday – Friday.

As a career grade mechanic, you will carry out:

  • your duties in line with DVSA and manufacturer guidelines;
  • MOT tests and taxi test inspections;
  • all types of servicing, safety inspections, diagnostic work and electrical repairs on fleet vehicles, horticultural machinery and specialist equipment.

About you

You will be a self- motivated team player with good communications skills. You will have a flexible, can-do attitude, fully recognising the vital role the workshop plays in supporting the delivery of priority services to the people of Carlisle.

Please note that some weekend work to cover the Bank Holidays will be essential and an HGV licence would be an advantage although not essential as training may be available. Additionally, recent experience of carrying out MOT tests would be welcomed although not essential as training will be available.

For an informal discussion or to arrange to meet us, please contact Laura Monkhouse on 01228 817518.

We also offer an excellent benefits package with flexible working, a generous pension scheme and fabulous development opportunities.

If you would like to apply for this post please complete an application form which can be found on the right of this page, and a job description can be found below. Please return your completed application no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 21st August 2019 to email [email protected]  quoting the post ref V1892.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 26th August 2019.

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How to Contact Us

In the interests of Equal Opportunities we do not accept CV's.

You can return your completed application form by email to:

[email protected]

or print and post your form to:

Personnel & Payroll Section
Carlisle City Council
Civic Centre
Carlisle
CA3 8QG

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