Hours - 37 per week (Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1600, Friday 0800 to 1530)
Qualification Required - City & Guilds LGV Mechanical Qualification, NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
The role also attracts standby and On Call payments enhancements, additional to the basic salary.
On-Call working based on current staffing figures is one week On Call every seventh week. Standby payments are £248 per week, plus any call out payments. Night work carry's a 50% increase on the hourly rate.
The role holder as part of the Engineering Workshops team will provide critical support for front line services to maintain firefighting operations and support firefighter and public safety.
The work will involve travelling to various fire stations across the county to provide maintenance and pre-servicing of large goods vehicles and firefighting equipment.
You will be required to carry out inspection, preventative maintenance, and repair on a wide range of vehicles and plant including electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment. You must be able to demonstrate competent use of modern techniques and equipment as necessary, including computer based diagnostic equipment.
You will be required to support the Technician Performance and Fleet Compliance Manager and Workshop team leader to deliver a cost-effective value for money Engineering Workshops within the limited allocated budget.
The role holder will be required to attend and receive ongoing training to enable them to maintain a wide range of firefighting equipment.
The interview process will involve a structured interview and practical assessment.
Please view the role profile, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.
Equality & Diversity
Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.
Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.
Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.
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Closing Date: 6 Dec 2021
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