Department: 
Engineering Manager & Technical
Vacancy Category: 
Engineering
Line Manager: 
Engineering Manager & Technical Manager
Vacancy Code: 
ML314
Location: 
Various
Closing Date: 
28th Dec '18

Job summary

The Master Technician will be the focal point in the garages for technical issues and diagnostic problems. He/she will be the interface between engineers and the Technical Team and will be responsible for diagnostics/ repairs and advice on engines, gearboxes, axles and electrical faults including body systems. The Master Technician will be qualified to a  minimum of NVQ3 standard with strong IT and writing / communication skills. He/she must be adaptable and willing to attend garages when and where required to support the Engineering Department. 

Main Responsibilities

 

 

  • To be the first point of contact for in-depth engineering fault finding and repairs on specific vehicle types;
  • Carry out diagnostic tests on a wide range of company vehicles and equipment;
  • Notify the Technical Team of faults identified within their area of expertise;
  • Advise the Engineering Manager on technical issues within the garage;
  • Draft reports on the performance and failure of engines, gearboxes, axles, electrics for the Technical Team;
  • Carry out projects/trials on behalf of the Engineering Director/Technical Team manager;
  • To develop and foster good working relationships with engineers and other grades;
  • To develop and maintain effective communication and relationships with chassis and body manufacturers,  DVSA, FTA & London Buses;
  • To ensure that all records and paperwork are kept up to date and be a champion for the FMS system;

 

The duties listed above are not exhaustive.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum NVQ3 or equivalent with relevant experience.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of diagnostic equipment and its applications.
  • Have an in depth technical knowledge of major components fitted to Company fleet.
  • Skilled in the use of IT systems, including Excel, Word, Outlook .
  • Have a full understanding/appreciation of the terms and condition of the Company O Licence.
  • Willing to adapt and update skills and attend training courses.

Competencies & Skills

  • Ability to prioritise own workload and engineers to meet requirements;
  • Flexibility to change priorities and resources quickly to meet the needs of the garage;
  • Ability to work within a team and take a lead role when required;
  • Promotes shared values and has the ability to get the best out of others whilst participating fully;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate effective listening and questioning to check understanding;
  • Works to understand customer needs to meet and exceed expectations;
  • Establish and maintain customer relationships;
  • Understands and respects the need for confidentiality in all aspects of work.

Hours of work

  • The Master Technician will be required to work a range of shifts in line with the particular needs of the  garages;
  • The working week runs from Sunday to Saturday and comprises of 38 hours;
  • Rest days will be rostered each week. Rosters will include some weekend and Bank Holiday work.

The Equality Act

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations for protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter of application and CV to:

Shaun Anders, CELF Units 20-23 Perivale Park Estate, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7RJ or via email to [email protected]

Applications

Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post;
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate;
  • any relevant qualifications or experience.

Internal applicants should ensure they make their line manager aware of their application.