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Area Technician/Mechanic

Job Reference: 020-EA004-0519

Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Area Technician-Mechanic
Wrexham Ambulance Station/Workshops, Wrexham
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications have been received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Therefore, please ensure you check your email account regularly

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Please note that the inbox is not monitored. If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 02920 905353.

The post holder is primarily employed to provide emergency repairs and routine maintenance of the NHS Trust's fleet of over 700 emergency and non-emergency vehicles.

The post holder is required to carry out efficiently and to the required manufacturers and Trust standards, the servicing, repair and maintenance of a range of vehicles from various vehicle manufacturers. This work is normally undertaken in the Trust Workshops but may be carried out at Trust stations or roadside locations, as the need arises.

In addition, the post holder will undertake maintenance and repair on vehicles and various items of specialised equipment as per accreditation, carrying out welding (arc/mig/gas) and fabricating work and reproduce/fabricate, construct the part that is no longer available as required and where appropriate, seek advice on the specification of the part to be produced to ensure that it is fit for purpose and meets Health & Safety requirements.

The post holder will be required to conduct Class 4 and Class 7 MOT's. The position will also require general maintenance of workshop equipment, tools and awareness of Health & Safety.

The post holder is responsible to the Area Team Leader for day to day work allocation and supervision (but able to make own decisions in the absence of the Area Team Leader, make necessary arrangements and order parts where deputising for the Area Team Leader) and is accountable to senior Managers in the Fleet department. Close liaison is required with workshop colleagues and also with staff from other departments and suppliers on occasions.

Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification for full details of the post.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 16th May 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mark Hopwood

Area Team Leader-Wrexham

01633 471013

The Trust actively seeks to recruit and appoint people currently under represented in the workforce. This includes women, people with disabilities, LGBT, and those from minority ethnic groups. All staff are encouraged and supported to learn Welsh. Please be sure to provide full contact details for all referees, including email addresses where possible. Failure to do so may result in significant delays in your application.

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