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Workshop Technician

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
04/11/2020 23:59
£23,080 - £25,481
On-call allowance (approx £2150 p.a.)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Manual / Trades / Transport
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Technical Hub, Queensmeadow Business Park, Hartlepool, TS25 5TH

Job details 

Closing date:
4 Nov

Further information

*Fantastic Opportunity * Excellent training * State of the art environment * Great salary plus approx. £2,150 p.a standby payment* Great work / life balance

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the country’s leading Fire and Rescue Services, maintaining our fire appliances and ensuring our dedicated firefighters arrive safely at incidents to save lives.

Based at our Technical Hub in Hartlepool, you will have the opportunity to work across the Cleveland area to carry out the inspection, repair and maintenance of the Brigade’s fleet of vehicles and associated operational equipment.

Candidates must have considerable experience in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, mainly HGV’s and possess a recognised apprenticeship in Heavy Goods Vehicle maintenance with City & Guilds Heavy vehicle engineering level 3 or equivalent and must have a category C driving licence.

You will also be required to participate in the standby rota system, which is one week in five and in return you will receive an additional payment of approx. £2,150 p.a. on top of the annual salary.

You will work in a modern, clean, workshop environment and have access to the latest equipment to maintain our fleet. We invest in our staff and provide both in-house and external training including:

• Driver training to drive emergency vehicles using blue lights and off-road 4x4 training.
• Aerial appliance operation training
• Scania manufacture training
• HGV vehicle inspection techniques training.

Joining a first-rate organisation, you will have the job satisfaction of knowing that each day you are contributing to the success of one of the top performing fire and rescue services in the UK, supporting firefighters who work round the clock to protect local communities and save lives.

No two days are the same, one minute you could be carrying out pre-planned maintenance on a frontline fire engine and the next you could be supporting operational crews on the fire ground.

We are a caring organisation, we promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life - just as long as you can show commitment to our values such as integrity and teamwork.

If you can meet this challenge, we want to hear from you.

Cleveland Fire Brigade offers a great range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme, family friendly working, free parking, free use of the on-site gym, discounts across retail outlets, restaurants and other services, a full range of Occupational Health provision and a cycle to work scheme, with all uniform and personal protective equipment provided.

To find out more about this great opportunity please contact Ian Potts, Fleet and Equipment Manager or Jim Peeke, Workshop Foreman on Tel 01429 874100.

Please apply here on-line on North East jobs. If you need any support with your application please contact the recruitment team on 01429 874019 or email recruitment@clevelandfire.gov.uk. Please read the attached Job Role and Person Specification carefully to ensure that you meet the essential requirements of the role before applying.

Closing date: 4 November 2020
Notification of shortlisting: w/c 9 November 2020
Assessment date: 16 November 2020

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and aim to ensure that our workforce is representative of the communities we serve. We understand that having a workforce which is made up of those from the wide range of communities, localities and backgrounds will enable us to offer the best possible service through strong community links, better understanding of our communities and providing opportunities for all. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic Backgrounds (BAME), those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce.

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