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Horticultural /Agriculture Mechanic

The Crown Estate
Windsor, Berkshire
Competitive Salary 
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

Main Accountabilities

• Undertake general maintenance, diagnosis and repairs on all types of machinery and equipment, stationary and mobile deploying a wide range of skills, for example; electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, petrol and diesel engines;

• Ensure cost effective management of mechanical and fleet assets across the Estate;

• Ensure assets are maintained in line with statutory requirements;

• Servicing, diagnosis and repairs of agricultural and horticultural machinery and motor vehicles ranging from 2-stroke machines to large tractors;

• Liaise with suppliers for information and parts supply;

• Maintain records;

• Ensure necessary materials, equipment and tools are organised, available and  appropriate;

• Understand and follow relevant health and safety procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation

• Liaise with stakeholders across the Estate to deliver a high level of service balancing priorities.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills

•City and Guilds or equivalent qualification;

•Demonstrable skills in delivering high quality work safely;

•Relevant practical, post training, experience in the mechanical maintenance sector, knowledge of agricultural equipment would be beneficial;

•Valid driving license;

•Proven analytical and fault-finding skills;

•Good knowledge of mechanical equipment from small handheld tools to large mechanical equipment e.g. tractors;

•Electrical vehicle maintenance would be beneficial, but not essential;

•Ability to develop sound cost effective solutions to problems;

•A good communicator, confident, friendly, approachable with the ability to engage with a wide variety of people;

•Be willing to have a flexible and versatile approach to provide support wherever and whenever needed;

•Team player with ability to work on own initiative;

•Organised with meticulous attention to detail;

•To be goal orientated and meet deadlines.

•This position requires the successful candidate to live on site

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