Vehicle Repair Technician (Bodywork)

Job Type Maintenance & Facilities
Location Bracknell - Central Transport Workshop
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 29/02/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £31,500.00 - £42,700.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 08:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

What's the role about? 

Based at our site in Bracknell, our Technician team ensures our fleet of Partnership Vehicles remain well maintained and road-worthy. 

As a Panel Beater within the team, you’ll be working on a wide variety of vehicles from our 3.5 Tonne Delivery Vans right through to LGVs. It will be your job to repair any damage to the metal, plastic or fibreglass areas as well as carrying out routine maintenance and modifications inline with the manufacturers specifications.

At a glance

  • This is a permanent position, working Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30.

  • The salary offered for this role is up to £42,700 for 37.5 hours per week with OTE of £50,000+. This is equivalent to £21.82 per hour. There are also opportunities for overtime.

About the role

Based at our site in Bracknell, our Technician Team ensures our fleet of Partnership Vehicles remain well maintained and road-worthy. As a Panel Beater within the team, you’ll be working on a wide variety of vehicles from our 3.5 Tonne Home Delivery Vans right through to Trailers and HGVs. It will be your job to repair any damage to the vehicles and you should have a good understanding of how to carry out repairs to metal, plastic and fibreglass components as well as carrying out routine maintenance and modifications inline with the manufacturers specifications.

Our Team 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.  

Typical duties of a Panel Beater within our workshop

  • Panel Straightening and Filling

  • Replacement of Panels

  • Welding and Bonding

  • Repairs to Fibreglass and plastic panels

  • Livery application (Training provided)

  • Maintenance repairs to Trailer shutters and tail lifts (Training provided)

Working in our Bracknell 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 skills you’ll need

  • City and Guilds 1,2,3 Vehicle Body Repair or  NVQ/QVS equivalent qualification

  • Previous working experience within a Panel Beater role

  • Full UK driving licence

  • A proven background in all aspects of panel beating, filling, fibreglassing, pin pulling, steel and aluminium MIG welding

  • A knowledge of commercial vehicle legislation and road-worthiness

Other Experience/Qualifications you could bring:

  • Class 1 or 2 driving licence

  • Experience in vinyl application, Tail lift repairs, Roller shutter repair and replacement

  • Good interpersonal and IT skills

  • LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) C+E driving licence

Benefits of the Partnership and the Role

  • You will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis and 20% in Waitrose 

  • 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 after 5-years service

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us on our website under About the Partnership; Benefits. 

 

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Duties and Responsibilities

Panel Beater

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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