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HGV Mechanic/Fitter

Job description

We are currently looking for an HGV Mechanic

A little about us…

With over a century of engineering expertise and innovation, KNDS UK (formerly WFEL Limited) is a renowned world leader in rapidly deployable military bridging systems and a key partner in the UK MoD’s Boxer armoured vehicle programme.

We are proud of our heritage and our reputation of providing the highest quality engineering solutions for over 100 years. As a trusted partner to military customers around the world, our employees are the very heart of our company. We have a skilled and experienced workforce dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of the business from Engineering to Project Management, Business Support to Operations.

As our business evolves, we are looking to strengthen our workforce with talented and motivated individuals across a range of disciplines to work from our Northwest Engineering Centre of Excellence and currently have this opportunity available:

About the role…

The core purpose of this job function is to be responsible for the assembly process of the Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle, working in line with the company’s procedures and to specific Health and Safety guidelines. Although the role currently requires day shift working, it also requires a degree of flexibility for alternative projects and shift patterns, depending on the needs of the business.

Key duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure their personal safety and the safety of other employees is not compromised by their actions and to apply applicable safety requirements to comply with the regulatory agencies.
  • Final assembly of armoured wheeled vehicles and sub-assemblies.
  • Problem-solving, fault-finding and rectification work where required.
  • Interpreting drawings and standard operating instructions.
  • Diagnosing mechanical issues, including hydraulic and pneumatic systems, proposing a course of action, and rectifying where relevant.
  • The use of diagnostic software systems to complete the initial installation of software and diagnose/repair any issues.
  • Order parts and equipment as necessary to fulfil job requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with line manager and across other departments, assisting with their work-load when necessary.
  • Complete all documentation and attesting for work within the MRP system (SAP).
  • Undertake training to enhance competence when required, this may involve occasional off-site travel to Germany.
  • Actively transfer knowledge and provide on the job training when required.
  • Ability to complete allocated tasks to deadlines as prescribed by the business.
  • Willing to engage with the company’s 5’s and housekeeping policies.

What we’re looking for…

We need you to have proven experience as a HGV/LGV mechanic, holding a HGV Mechanic Certification (City & Guilds or NVQ) or equivalent. Holding a Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance is advantageous.

What you can expect from us…

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018 and achieved their Silver Award in 2020 which means that we actively support and encourage service leavers, reservists and cadets to join our team, recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process. When you become part of the KNDS UK team, you will enjoy employee benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive pension (4% employee contribution, 7% employer contribution)
  • Flexible working
  • Half day Friday
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme which increases with service
  • Free unreserved car parking

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by clicking the link at the top of the page or email your CV with a cover letter to .

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note that we have a Preferred Supplier List in place and we will contact agencies directly should the need arise, however any unsolicited CVs received via an agency will be accepted with thanks but without fee.

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