Mobile Mechanic

Forestry Commission

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This vacancy is open at Stage 4 - External Recruitment.

Background Information on Unit

The Workshop at Lyndhurst is one of three workshop cost centre's in England.

Mechanical Engineering provide a safe and economic repair service for all the vehicles, machinery and equipment (VME) used by the Forestry Commission in the delivery of its national objectives.

The post will be based at Lyndhurst Workshop and occasional travel to other Workshops may be required.

The post-holder will report to the Lyndhurst Service Manager.

Purpose of the Job

To provide efficient value for money service to help the Forestry Commission to achieve its aims by maintaining and repairing vehicles and specialist forestry equipment, while ensuring that the fleet is professionally and cost effectively maintained to maximise availability.

This will include inspecting, repairing, servicing and recovery work both in the workshop, worksites and other areas.

Key Work Areas

Assess and carry out all assigned tasks, identifying the most appropriate method of effecting a repair/maintenance whilst considering cost, downtime and ensuring the safety of all.

Understand and apply all Health and Safety controls and effectively communicate these between colleagues and co-workers.

Work effectively with the Service Manager on spares requirements to ensure a cost effective and efficient repair is carried out.

Complete and comply with all administrative systems required by the workshop and meet the return deadlines requested.

Person Specification

Experience and Professional/Technical Expertise

Must have experience and knowledge of repairing and maintaining mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic systems found on the FC's fleet of equipment.
This includes cars, light commercials, forest machinery, nursery and agricultural equipment as well as small sundry equipment such as quads, trailers, chainsaws, etc.

Mechanical engineering based qualifications and a high level of technical expertise on the repair, maintenance and diagnostics of mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic systems.
Trailer Towing
Welding Skills

Core Competencies

Changing and Improving

Understand and apply technology to achieve efficient and effective business and personal results
Consider and suggest ideas for improvements, sharing this feedback with others in a constructive manner
Identify, resolve or escalate the positive and negative effects that change may have on own role/team

Making Effective Decisions

Examine complex information and obtain further information to make accurate decisions
Speak with the relevant people in order to obtain the most accurate information and get advice when unsure of how to proceed
Provide advice and feedback to support others to make accurate decisions

Delivering Value for Money

Understand that all actions have a cost and choose the most effective way to do something in a resource efficient way
Ensure that recognised control procedures and practices are maintained

Managing a Quality Service

Explain clearly to customers what can be done
Work with team to set priorities, create clear plans and manage all work to meet the needs of the customer and the business
Ensure that levels of service are maintained ' flag up risks or concerns including health and safety in order to meet customer requirements

Delivering at Pace

Be interested and positive about what you and the team are trying to achieve
Take ownership of problems in your area of responsibility

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