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HGV Mechanic


Highways, Transport, Traffic

Bury Council

Department of Communities and Wellbeing


Post:             HGV Mechanic (Days)

                       HGV Mechanic (Nights)

37   hours per week

Days - Grade 9     £23,670 - £26,252

                      Nights – Grade 9 £23,670 - £26,252 plus Matrix payments of £3369  


Holidays:    25 days per annum rising to 30 after 5 year’s service plus Bank Holidays 


Pension      A Local Government pension scheme is included.



An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, commercially driven Transport professional.


At Bury Council we operate a fleet of around 350 vehicles and items of plant. This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed team in providing a wide range of maintenance requirements on behalf of the Transport Section and other internal departments. Ideally you will be a qualified LGV mechanic with proven workshop experience and ideally hold a current HGV Driving Licence.

Should the successful candidate not possess a HGV Driving License, then training will be considered in order for the candidate to obtain the suitable qualification.


The post holder requires to have an in depth knowledge not only Heavy Goods Vehicle engineering but also engineering in relation to specialist engineering systems such as electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics etc. The post holder will also be required to have in depth knowledge of the maintenance requirements in order to comply with the conditions of the Goods Vehicle Operator License


You will be part of a team based at the Vehicle Workshop at Bradley Fold. The duties cover a wide range of vehicle maintenance topics, Vehicle & Plant servicing and maintenance, Workshop equipment maintenance, administration etc. There are two vacancies, one is primarily a night shift appointment and the other is days, although a degree of flexibility is required to provide cover for colleagues, changes to work patterns or taking part in the emergency call out rota (if required).


The workshops also carry out MOT’s and Hackney Carriage tests on behalf of the authority and a Class 4/7 MOT testers licence would be an advantage.


With strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels you must be a strong networker and confident at building new relationships and maintaining existing contacts.


Be self motivated, outgoing, personable and passionate about achieving targets. Have excellent planning, time management and prioritising skills, with a creative flair and a good attention to detail.


In order to support budget reductions in Local Government, the Council looked at many ways to reduce spending that minimised the need to reduce employee numbers or impact on services. All employees up to and including the Chief Executive are required to take an additional 3 days (unpaid) annual leave. This can be taken at any time during the leave year. The cost of these additional days is spread over 12 months or pro rata to your start date


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Job Description & Person Specification

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The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 25th May 2018.

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application deadline

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25th May 2018