Workshop operative

Basingstoke, Hampshire
£23,541 to £25,991
14 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for an operative to lead on all service and repair requirements within the Operations unit consisting of Grounds Maintenance, Street Cleansing, Sports and Cemetery services.

You will be a highly skilled and qualified mechanical technician with appropriate practical experience.

Leadership will be required in terms of training and supervision of a single operative on a rota basis. The operative will provide basic assistance whilst observing mechanical practices performed in the workshop.

A good attention to detail as is a good level of self-organising along with a practical and flexible approach will be required.

You will be required to work on a wide range of agricultural and compact tractors, ride on mowers, strimmer’s, and other 2- stroke machinery on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of rebuilding to manufacturer’s specification 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines including carburettor refurbishments.

Advanced diagnostic equipment is proposed for the workshop and experience or a willingness to train in the use of this would be required.

Main responsibilities

1. Servicing of small and large plant

2. Record keeping of newly acquired machinery

3. Ordering of workshop parts and consumables

4. Planning of annual and intermittent service inspections

5. Liaise with Area Manager in terms of budget and equipment requirement

6. Workshop general health and safety

Skills and Competencies required

1. Highly motivated individual

2. Well-organised and able to take direction

3. Strong teamwork skills

4. Machinery driving skills

5. Keen attention to detail

6. Proactive and flexible approach to work

7. Relevant workshop experience

8. Full UK driving license

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offer a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our ‘B Rewarded’ discount site, flexible working, healthcare cash plan, pension scheme and much more.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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