HGV/LGV Fitter – Derby

Job purpose

Working with the General Manager and Compliance Officer to assist in the maintenance of a fleet of HGV / LGV vehicles and trailers. Responsible for inspecting, diagnosing faults / defects, testing, dismantling, overhauling, repairing and re-assembling engines, trailers, related equipment and components.

Source and nature of management provided

General Manager

Special conditions

Monday – Friday (5 Days) – between 6am – 4pm (50 Hours)

Plus one week in 4 will involve a Saturday (Day) – 6am – 12pm.

Monday – Thursday (4 Nights) – 6pm – 6am (48 Hours)

Tuesday – Friday (4 Nights) – 6pm – 6am (48 Hours)

Owing to working location access to a vehicle to attend work is required.

Main duties and responsibilities

1 Responsible for the maintenance and repair of fleet trailers

2 Carrying out road tests

3 Performing emergency road repairs

4 Routine vehicle maintenance to VOSA standards

5 Diagnoses of vehicles utilising computer based diagnostic equipment

6 Carry out scheduled fleet maintenance tasks

7 Preparation of vehicles and trailers for MOT inspections

8 Carry out re-chassis work and light fabrication

9 Responsible for upkeep of scheduled maintenance records, including recording details of all work done and scheduling of servicing in compliance with Operator’s License requirements

10 Willing to participate in relevant and appropriate training and assessments

11 Support, comply and ensure complicity by self and team with Health, Safety and Environmental regulations, the company handbook, Quality standards and all other company policies and procedures.

You will from time to time be required to undertake other duties of a similar nature as reasonably required by your line manager. You are required to follow all Foston Park Group policies and procedures at all times and take account of ATL guidance

Criteria: Qualifications and Training


  • Light and / or Heavy Vehicle Technician’s qualifications (City & Guilds / NVQ Level 2 or equivalent)


  • Have a full driving licence with category C entitlement
Criteria: Knowledge and Experience


  • Have a good level of proven experience within a similar HGV Workshop environment
  • Possess a good working knowledge and understanding of the Health and Safety regulations and procedures surrounding the industry
  • Can correctly use all specialised and associated equipment to familiarity with hand tools, power tools, welders, grinders, air and hydraulic jacks, tyre repair equipment.
Criteria: Skills and Aptitudes


  • Be willing to participate in an out of hours call rota
  • Keen to support others and are cooperative team members
  • Ability to question, challenge and improve upon existing processes
  • High level of honesty and integrity
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Resilience with an ability to keep calm under pressure and continue to follow the correct processes even under difficult circumstances
Effective Behaviours Framework

ATL has identified a set of effective behaviours which we value and have found to be consistent with high performance across the organisation. Part of the selection process for this post will be to assess whether candidates have demonstrably exhibited these behaviours previously.

Managing self and personal skills:

Willing and able to assess and apply own skills, abilities and experience. Being aware of own behaviour and how it impacts on others.

Delivering excellent service:

Providing the best quality service to all staff and external customers e.g. clients, suppliers. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

Finding innovative solutions:

Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically and with creativity to analyse problems and develop innovative and workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

Embracing change:

Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, demands and changing roles. Seeing change as an opportunity and being receptive to new ideas.

Using resources:

Making effective use of available resources including people, information, networks and budgets. Being aware of the financial and commercial aspects of the business.

Engaging with the big picture:

Seeing the work that you do in the context of the bigger picture e.g. in the context of what the business and other departments are striving to achieve and taking a long-term view. Communicating vision clearly and enthusiastically to inspire and motivate others.

Developing self and others:

Showing commitment to own development and supporting and encouraging others to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential for the wider benefit of the business.

Working with people:

Working co-operatively with others in order to achieve objectives. Demonstrating a commitment to diversity and applying a wider range of interpersonal skills.

Achieving results:

Planning and organising workloads to ensure that deadlines are met within resource constraints. Consistently meeting objectives and success criteria.

Job Type:

Full time


City & Guilds/NVQ Level 2: 1 year

Job Location:

Foston, Derbyshire


Full Drivers Licence with Category C


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