Motor Mechanic (HGV)

North Ayrshire Council

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  • Reference: NAY03823


To assist in the maintenance of the Council's fleet of public utility vehicles and plant and also non fleet vehicles or plant inspected or maintained by the authority.


Corporate Responsibilities

To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s business objectives and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Servicing, diagnostic inspection and repairs of defects in the full range of public utility vehicles within the Council's fleet of light and heavy vehicles, Sweepers, compact and HGV plant and power engine units Ensuring that the fleet complies with current legislation Ensuring repairs and servicing are completed in accordance with manufacturers specifications The preparation and submission of vehicles for ministry of transport testing Ensuring compliance with the Operator Licence and Council policy Ensure accurate and timely documentation is properly prepared and presented to meet statutory and legal obligations including the use of computerised maintenance recording and time recording systems Ensure you continually reflect on your performance and maintain the skills and knowledge required to remain competent in your role






Education and Qualifications

Applicants must be time-served HGV mechanic, and/or qualified to a minimum of City & Guilds Standard or relevant equivalent


Application Form Interview


The preparation of vehicles for MOT Testing Maintenance and inspection of heavy and light vehicles and plant Experience in inspection and maintenance of sweepers, compact and HGV Diagnostic analysis of vehicle defects Completion of service & repair vehicle worksheets Diagnostic analysis of vehicle defects Completion of service & repair vehicle worksheets MOT Tester Maintenance and inspection of hydraulic systems and electronic management systems The use of smoke analysis management systems Maintenance of road gritting apparatus and bin lifting equipment On site repairs Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge


Use of electronic fleet management system Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities


Computer and keyboarding skills Communication skills Application Form References Interview


All applicants must be able to work on their own initiative and have the ability to exercise judgement and solve problems Driving Licence covering categories B, C1, D1 The ability to work in all weather conditions Driving Licence covering categories B+E, C1+E, C, C+E, D1+E, D, D+E The ability to participate in a winter road gritting standby repair rota Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind. Additional Information


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process.

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