HGV Recovery Technician

Posted 2 months ago by Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd (Head Office)
Location Dunstable Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £30k - 40k per year Sector Automotive, Engineering, Mechanical

Our client wishes to recruit enthusiastic, self-motivated HGV Recovery Technicians to join their in-house team providing recovery assistance.

HGV Drivers (C+E) with relevant experience and qualifications a distinct advantage but they are willing to train someone with the right “can do” attitude and confidence to learn how to recover commercial vehicles.

This is a full time permanent position for an extremely well established business + 28 days holidays + guaranteed overtime.  They want candidates who will stay with them for the long-haul and develop in the Company.

Applications from suitably qualified ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this position.

Job Role

  • Carry out daily check of Company fleet vehicles and complete the defect report.
  • Drive company vehicles as efficiently and safely as possible to arrive on scene with maximum ETA (up to 90 minutes in South East England area).
  • Access casualty vehicle on scene and record existing damage, taking photos as required. 
  • Recover vehicle to required location, without further damage.
  • Regularly check PPE, tools and equipment in vehicles are serviceable and report any defects immediately to the office.
  • Maintenance of fleet vehicles to include topping up levels, greasing up equipment, and regularly cleaning interior and exterior of vehicles.
  • If required assist workshop department with collection / delivery to customer, road tests to ensure defects are rectified, present vehicles for brake tests and MOT.
  • Assist workshop with steam cleaning of vehicles prior to MOT as required.

Essential Skills

  • HGV Class 1 (C+E) Driving Licence and DCPC essential
  • Minimum of two years experience working in a transport environment
  • Positive, flexible attitude to work and the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Safety conscious at all times, observant and with good attention to detail
  • Organisation & commitment, understand the importance of tight schedules
  • Problem solver and able to adapt quickly to ever changing situations
  • Prepared to take responsibility and be held accountable
  • Approachable and reliable
  • Committed to delivery and customer focused (internal and external)
  • Ability to establish good working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels
  • Based on rotating early and late shifts Monday to Friday and alternate weekends

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.

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Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd (Head Office)


Forces Recruitment Solutions Group is the original and leading recruitment consultancy for ex-military personnel from the Army, Navy, RAF and Royal Marines. Established in 2001, FRS has helped thou...

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