Shift Lead Mechanic

First Bus

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

A company in Rochdale is seeking an Engineering Supervisor to diagnose and carry out vehicle repairs, inspection, servicing, and parts replacement. The role also involves supervising the engineering function in the absence of the supervisor, managing breakdown calls, and conducting roadside assistance and road testing. The position requires a minimum of a level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent, as well as proficiency in repairing vehicle systems and operating workshop equipment. The company offers a competitive hourly rate, multiple shift options, and a sign-on bonus of £5,000. Additional benefits include health and financial wellbeing packages, discounted train travel, and a refer a friend bonus scheme.

Job Description:

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor

Location: Rochdale

Working hours: 39hrs p/w 

Hourly rate:  £20.69 p/h (overtime is available).

Shift Pattern: Open to discussion – multiple options available!

PLUS A SIGN-ON BONUS OF £5,000 !!!!!

About the role

  • To diagnose and carry out vehicle repairs, inspection, servicing and parts replacement in accordance with central Engineering Standards and Operating Procedures
  • To supervise the engineering function in the absence of the Engineering Supervisor
  • MOT Inspection, preparation, and presentation of fleet
  • Manage breakdown calls, carryout roadside assistance & road testing of vehicles ensuring minimal disruption to service delivery.
  • Cover Sunday call out when rostered.

About you 

  • Do you hold at minimum, a level 3 NVQ standard or equivalent (City & Guilds level 1 & 2)?
  • Are you fully conversant with the overhaul and repair of vehicle systems including engines, automatic gearboxes, drive trains, compressed air systems, hydraulic systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, cooling systems, and basic auto electrics ?
  • Are you fully conversant with the safe operation of workshop equipment including brake rolling road testers, tracking gauges, hydraulic vehicle lifts, pressurised oil and waste systems, battery chargers and starters, trolley jacks, pit jacks, scaffolding, pressure wash and automatic washing equipment, digital smoke readers, headlamp alignment testers, hydraulic jacks and testing equipment, drilling machines, torque wrenches, pedestal grinders and general portable equipment (i.e. air guns, drills, electric and pneumatic hand tools etc) ? 
  • Are you fully familiar with all relevant diagnostic equipment including laptop diagnostics, multi meters, temperature gauges, micrometres, vernier gauges? 
  • Must be in possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence and forklift truck licence if required.

 Rewards & Benefits

  • Your health is important to us which is why we offer Simply Health & Smart Health for you and your dependents at no cost to you! This offering includes cash back benefits across optical & dental as well as virtual GP appointments, mental health support and nutrition and fitness advise. Our EAP provision offers 24hr, 365 days a year mental health support
  • We are also committed to your financial wellbeing, and we offer a platform with many discounts on high street brands and supermarkets etc
  • Working at First you also receive discounted train travel for you and your family after 6 months service as well as a free bus pass
  • Free onsite parking + cycle to work scheme
  • Up to 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme and chance to buy discounted FirstGroup shares
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme paying up to £3,000

We put a big focus on physical and mental wellbeing at First Bus. We recognise that anyone can be affected by the stresses and strains of work, or life outside it. You’ll find a range of health-promotion initiatives, and you will have 24/7 access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

Interested? Apply Today!


Location: Greater Manchester

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