HGV/PSV Mechanic

Posted over 1 year ago by Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd (Head Office)
Location Norfolk Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £31k per year + OT and training provided Sector Automotive, Electrical, Engineering, Mechanical

A bus company in Norfolk is looking for an HGV/PSV Mechanic to join their growing maintenance department. Our client provides transportation solutions for customers all over Norfolk. An HGV/PSV Mechanic will be responsible for routine inspection/maintenance and fault finding of company vehicles. There is a supervisory element to his role where you will be in charge of a small team in the absence of the team leader.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for routine inspection/maintenance and fault finding of company vehicles in accordance with established company procedure and VOSA requirements
  • Undertake mechanical, electrical and some minor body repair
  • Road test on completion of repair
  • Work in accordance with safe working practices as stated in company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures

When operating as Working Charge Hand additional responsibilities will include

  • To ensure that all vehicles provided for operation comply with the standards set by the company and VOSA
  • Supervise staff and contractors to ensure that vehicle presentation is maintained and that vehicles meet the standards required by VOSA
  • To ensure that all engineering staff/contractors comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Train/mentor apprentices and new recruits

Person Specification:


  • An understanding of mechanical engineering and vehicle maintenance procedures for a wide range of vehicles operated by the garage.
  • An understanding of Health and Safety legislation and practices
  • An understanding of the standards required by VOSA, TfL and the Department of Transport
  • Basic automotive electrics and bus bodywork  

Essential Skills:

  • Working independently in all aspects of maintenance is a must
  • Communicate at all levels within the company structure
  • Experience with fault finding/diagnostic software

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with ACTIA diagnostic/fault-finding software package


  • NVQ Level 3 HGV or PSV Vehicle Mechanic or City and Guilds Level 3 in an electrical or mechanical discipline (essential)
  • CAT D licence (desirable - training provided)
  • IRTEC Qualification (desirable - training provided)


  • Circa £31,000 (set per hour salary)
  • Overtime opportunity
  • Free travel/tickets on company buses

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