Senior Technician, Whitehill Service Centre, 474.22 - Internal Applicants Only

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Job Description Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of West Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us) We are keen to employ...

Job Description

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of West Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us)

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

Fleet Services continues to support the enhancement of operations in our state-of-the-art workshop facility and in doing so are recruiting Senior Fleet Technicians to strengthen, lead and motivate our existing team of skilled technicians at our Whitehill Service Centre, Bathgate.

Reporting to the Fleet Team Leader, you will be required to oversee and supervise fleet & plant technicians and apprentices operating within West Lothian. You will be a nominated responsible person on the Operator’s Licence supporting the Fleet Operations Manager, Fleet and Compliance Manager and Fleet Team Leader on matters of West Lothian Councils Operators Licencing compliance by enthusiastically ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively; and that all works are programmed and planned to maximise the performance of the frontline service delivery, constantly ensuring the provision of a high-quality service meeting their own and team deadlines

Fleet Services operates the provision of effective management and supervision of the allocated resources and are directly involved with the performance of a wide range of fleet and plant including Recycling & Waste Management, Roads, NETs and all other services with use of fleet or plant.

You will work 36 hours week, in a shift pattern which includes a night shift and attracts an allowance of 14% of your salary. You will also be required to participate in the standby rota, which also attracts an additional allowance. Overtime working may be required at peak times. You will receive 26 days annual leave or 31 with more than 5 years’ service, and 7 public holiday a year and access to the council’s excellent pension scheme and employee benefits scheme which provides discounts at over 90 local businesses and over 1000 nationwide.

To support the council’s commitment to a healthy workforce we offer employees access to a range of specialist advice and support through an employee assistance programme.



If you have the following skills and experience we would love to hear from you:

  • Supervising a large workforce and resources whilst ensuring the provision of a high-quality service.
  • Time served HGV Mechanic (City & Guilds Scotvec Level 3).
  • Maintaining CPD to ensure currency with sector developments and techniques as required by the role e.g. attendance at recognised industry seminars such Fleet Engineer Conference and ensuring continued knowledge of industry guidance such as the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness etc.
  • Experience of making informed decisions and the ability to organise and co-ordinate effective and efficient front-line services for areas of the business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and establishes effective working relationships with customers, contractors, employees and DVSA.
  • Proven experience of effective daily management and supervision.
  • Experience of technical work in different roles within the fleet sector.
  • Proven track record of leading and motivating manual staff within the fleet sector.
  • Clear evidence of problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Daily supervision and responsibility for multiple on-going projects at planning and operational stages.
  • An ability to plan and carry out work according to agreed deadlines.
  • Knowledge of current Scottish, UK and EU legislation and its practical application - operational requirements and techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of the hazards involved in Fleet Management activities and the application of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act and other relevant safety legislation and regulations relating to the fleet maintenance sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, spoken and electronic formats).
  • Computer literate.


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