Auto Electrician – South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Post Reference: 504884
GRADE 9: SALARY £32,076 – £33,945
37 hours per week

The above permanent vacancy has arisen within the Fleet and Engineering Services Department based at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Forest View Business Park, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF72 8LX. Fleet & Engineering Services maintain a total vehicular fleet of circa 450 units plus 1,000 items of specialist plant equipment including operational plant and rescue ladders.

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day diagnostics and repair of electrical systems, and installation of blue light warning systems both visual and audible. The working hours are Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1630 hours and Friday 0800 to 1300 hours, with half an hour for lunch each day. The post holder will be required to participate in the services 24 hour on call emergency standby system, which will involve some unsociable hours and weekend work. This role involves frequent travel between sites throughout the South Wales area using Service transport.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
• A City and Guilds or NVQ Level 3 qualification in Auto Electrical or relevant industry experience.
• Experience of diagnostics, fault finding, repair and maintenance of all modern major manufacturer-based vehicles and plant electrical systems.
• The ability to read and understand electrical schematics.
• The ability to install emergency light systems.
• A full valid UK Category B Driving Licence.

The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory Driving Licence check, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, Drug and Alcohol Test and Medical Screening prior to an appointment being made.

Welsh language skills are desirable but not essential for this post.

Application Forms should be completed online though our e-recruitment system, which can be accessed via our website:
If a paper version is required, please email:

The closing date for receipt of application forms is 02/07/2024 at 12:00 midday.

All documentation is available in both Welsh and English, and we welcome communication in either language. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably. Candidates successful at the Shortlisting stage will be given the opportunity to confirm their language preference for interviews and assessments (including paperwork, verbal introductions, and interview questions). Arrangements will be confirmed following invitation to interview and may include Translation and/or Simultaneous Translation.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service believes in the real value of having a diverse workforce and we proactively want to encourage applicants from all sectors of our community to apply.

Salary: £32,076 - £33,945

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: July 2 2024

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