Vehicle Technician – Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Being a part of Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Everyone is unique. Everyone has value. Everyone helps to make Kent Fire and Rescue Service a great place to work. We are one team. Together with our customers we are creating a safer future for Kent and Medway.

Being a Technician in Fleet you will be essential to keeping our fleet and equipment operational to enable it to respond to incidents across the county. Our vehicles and equipment are specialist in their design and are operated in some unusual situations. You will be expected to be able to service and maintain vehicles and equipment to the highest of industry standards. You will know that the work you do has a significant contribution to keeping Kent and Medway safe.

What you’ll do

  • Ensure the operational effectiveness of all vehicles and equipment ensuring manufacturers recommendations for maintenance and repair and KFRS’ requirements are met.
  • Complete and maintain relevant documents and electronic systems to include, inspection records, details of repairs and parts required to work carried out.
  • Manage (including the administration) of local parts stock levels held to ensure the role can be carried out effectively.
  • Some positions will need to participate in an established standby/on call duty rota system to ensure effective operational fleet is maintained during out of hours to provide the county with vehicles providing emergency support
  • Work with Fleet and Equipment Services to meet departmental needs and objectives and KFRS’ operational requirements.

What you’ll bring

  • Accredited IMI (or equivalent) Master Technician or demonstrate the capability to achieve and maintain that standard through formal assessment.
  • IRTEC Certificate (where relevant)
  • Must hold a current Large Goods Vehicle (LGV C1/HGV) and manual driving licence.
    Experience (or ability to acquire quickly), of exigencies of fire service vehicle use.
  • Ideally experience of manufacturer training in Volvo/Scania/Mercedes/Iveco.
  • Accredited level 4 in diagnosis, testing and repair of ICE/hybrid/electric vehicles and components, or demonstrate capability to achieve and maintain that standard through formal assessment for our future fleet.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a complex, multi-demand fleet technician environment.

Benefits

  •   Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  •   Generous annual leave entitlement
  •   Blue Light Card discount scheme
  • A range of family friendly policies including promoting work-life balance
  •   Access to health and wellbeing services and advice
  •   Access to LinkedIn Learning online training

How to apply

Please complete an online application and CV by midnight on 18 June 2024, please confirm on your application which position you would like to be considered for.

Interviews will take place 3 and/or 4 July 2024.

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to create the best working environment that we can possibly offer.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service, its employees and volunteers, are committed to safeguarding, protecting and supporting children, young people and adults at risk. As part of our safer recruitment process, we will undertake pre-employment checks to verify your suitability for the role. These checks will include your references and a standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Enhanced DBS check with barred lists are carried out for roles with direct and unsupervised access to children, young people and adults at risk. Risk assessments will be undertaken on any disclosures identified as part of the pre-employment checks.

As a Public Sector organisation with added responsibilities under the Equality Act, 2010 the candidate must demonstrate an understanding of what is meant by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and how this fits in with their everyday work.

Salary: £35026 - £39508

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: June 18 2024

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