Bus Mechanic
FirstGroup
Truro, GB
5d ago

What fuels you? Let First Bus inject some oomph into your career this year and join us as a PSV / HGV Mechanic / Technician in Truro

Do you want to be part of our energetic team of Engineers and maintenance staff repairing our fleet of vehicles? If yes, then this Bus Mechanic position could just be the job for you!

The working hours for this role are 39 per week and the hourly rate is £14.45 per hour (£29,000+ per year)

We want passionate, forward thinking people, who take pride in their work to help build and maintain a zero-emission fleet of vehicles.

What will you be doing?

The successful Mechanic / Technician will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Diagnose and carry out vehicle repairs, servicing and parts replacement
  • Diagnose vehicle faults and specify the correct method of repair and parts to be used
  • Carry out vehicle servicing and routine vehicle examinations using hand held data capture devices if applicable
  • Attend on-road vehicle breakdowns and recoveries
  • Carry out vehicle road testing where necessary to identify specific vehicle defects or following remedial repair
  • Skills & Experience

  • A minimum Level 3 NVQ standard of equivalent (i.e. City & Guilds Level 1&2)
  • Ability to multi-skill within an Engineering Environment
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • A PCV licence is desirable, ability to obtain PCV licence is essential
  • Experience of working with buses & coaches would be an advantage
  • A basic electrical understanding
  • You must be fully conversant with the overhaul and repair of vehicle systems engines, gear boxes and hydraulic systems.

    You must also have experience using workshop equipment such as brake rolling road testers, tracking gauges, hydraulic vehicle lifts, washing systems and testing equipment.

    We'll be there for you because you're there for us too

    We want the best people on our team. So, we'll look after you with great training, benefits and opportunities to grow your career :

  • Up to 5 weeks holiday (plus Public Holidays)
  • Free bus travel for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel on our Rail Services (Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, LUMO, Hull trains)
  • Overtime is available
  • A whole host of high street discounts and perks
  • Company pension
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Free parking
  • We will also provide you with boots, overalls and specialist equipment so no need to worry about being safe / protected! All the gear and the right idea!

    Our people

    We have an amazing talented and diverse workforce from mountain bikers, runners, gamers, movie buffs and every other variety of people.

    We are one big family, and you won't find a greater team of people like it!

    Who are we?

    First Bus is one of the UK's largest bus operators and the partner of choice for innovative and sustainable transport. Leading the transition to a low-carbon future, we have committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035 and to not purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022!

    Working for First Bus you'll find your role varied, rewarding and satisfying. You'll work alongside our great team of technicians, mechanics, electricians and cleaners who all pull together to do a brilliant job! No two days are ever the same!

    No matter which depot you choose, you can guarantee that you will be made to feel like part of the family!

    Valuing our differences such as age, gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity, religion and disability, means that our colleagues have a voice and are supported to be their authentic selves at work

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