Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
HGV Mechanic 
Job Category :
Posted :
11/29/2019 9:36:39 AM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Orpington, Greater London, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£40k - 45k per year + (DOE) 
Security :
Description :

An established waste management company that has served local the community and businesses for 40 years is seeking a HGV Mechanic to join their close-knit mechanical team in Orpington. The HGV Mechanic will be working on predominately Mercedes 12-44 tonne trucks which includes skip lorries, trippers, grabs, roll-on-offs, dustcarts and artics. It is essential for the HGV Mechanic to have completed a time-served apprenticeship in a relevant area. You will need to be flexible for overtime, have a current driving licence and own your own tools.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, REME, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspect vehicles and diagnose faults
  • Attend to vehicle and plant breakdowns
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic faults
  • Recognise and report vehicle defects or symptoms of impending failure
  • Service, adjust and repair vehicles/components
  • Complete job records

Person Specification:


  • Qualification in vehicle maintenance and repair (preferably heavy vehicle) e.g. City & Guilds or NVQ Level 3
  • Knowledge of hydraulics and electrical engineering
  • Hold a current driving licence
  • Previous experience in mechanics (preferably in both heavy vehicle and plant)
  • Computer literacy with good numeracy skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must possess own tools


  • 1 year experience as a mechanic
  • HGV licence


£40,000 - £45,000 (DOE)


  • 30 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme

This job is no longer available for new applications.

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