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Based at our Waitrose Regional Distribution Workshop in Aylesford, Kent, our Vehicle Technician ensures our fleet of vehicles remain well maintained and road-worthy.
At a glance:
The salary offered for this role is up to £42,700, plus applicable shift premiums and overtime when required.
This role is a permanent, full time role.
Week 1 - 6am - 2pm
Week 2 - 2pm - 10pm
What you'll be doing
As a Technician within the team, you’ll be working on our large HGV lorries. It will be your job to ensure all vehicles are maintained to a safe and roadworthy standard to both VOSA and Partnership’s requirements.
As well as ensuring that the relevant sections of all inspections, services and defect sheets are completed in compliance with our ‘O’ Licence obligations, and that all spares requests and time books are completed daily. You will need to be aware of best practice and current commercial vehicle repair techniques, to be able to ensure that high quality repairs are carried out in a cost effective manner and that the use of spare parts and consumables reflect the level of work carried out.
Why join us?
Our Vehicle Workshop is growing and you’ll be working with many experienced Partners. Our current technicians will ensure you have all the tools you need to succeed and excel in your role, giving you the opportunities to develop your knowledge and progress your career. You’ll also be around to help support the development of our apprentices within the workshop too. Allowing you to share your own knowledge and experience for the growth of the team.
Working in our Vehicle workshop is a fun and supportive environment. As a co-owned business, all of our Partners work together to ensure all goals are achieved and that everyone in the team is a part of that success.
Essential Experience/Qualifications required:
City and Guilds 1,2,3 Vehicle technician or equivalent qualifications
Full UK Driving Licence
A proven background in transport commercial vehicle repairs
Knowledge of commercial vehicle legislation and roadworthiness
Benefits of the Partnership and the Role
We believe in rewarding our Partners for their time and energy. After all, they’re the ones that make the John Lewis Partnership special. Benefits include:
💚Once you’ve been with us for three months, you’ll get Partnership discount in store and online. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.
💚Discounted cinema tickets & VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 arena
💚Discounted rates on holidays at the John Lewis Partnerships hotels, where only Partners and their guests can stay
💚Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy
And much more! Find out more about our benefits here: https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/
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John Lewis Partnership Commercial Vehicle Technicians are the lifeblood of our logistics network. Without them, our shelves would be empty and our customers disappointed. Our Vehicle Technicians are encouraged to manage their own time, while being proactive to ensure our Commercial Fleet is maintained.
At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/
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