Vehicle Technician

Job Type Maintenance & Facilities
Location Milton Keynes - Fenny Lock
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 23/07/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £31,500.00 - £42,700.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5 hours per week, Sunday to Wednesday. Earliest start 06.00, latest finish 16.30

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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.

At a glance 

Role Title: Vehicle Technician

Position: This is a Permanent position.

Location: Fenny Lock

Hours of Work: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week. Working Sunday to Wednesday. Earliest start 06.00, latest finish 16.30

Salary: £31,500.00 - 42,700.00, Annual

Please note this role will attract a potential shift premium of 5% of the base rate, this is an additional earning of up to £1,575, Annually. The Sunday shift could earn up to £44,285.08 with the shift allowance included.

About Role

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.

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 ourO’ Licence obligations and that all spare requests and time books are completed daily. You will need to be aware of best practices and current commercial vehicle repair techniques, to be able to ensure that high-quality repairs are carried out cost-effectively and that the use of spare parts and consumables reflects 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. Allowing you to share your 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 skills you’ll need 

  • 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

Please see the full details and the key accountabilities about the role in the Job Outline attached below. For current Partners only - Please view the job outline here using your internal Partnership email address:

Benefits of the Partnership and the Role

  • Full-time working holiday entitlement 22 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays (this is prorated for part-time hours).
  • Great work-life balance, including a focus on well-being and flexible working and our equal parenthood leave Policy
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not
  • You’ll get a Partnership discount in-store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose (some exclusions apply) You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.
  • We’re proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most stunning areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them 
  • Enjoy a freshly made subsidised lunch in our Partner’s Dining Room.

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.

Additional Information:

The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early

Please be aware that due to the nature and activities of this role, all successful candidates will have a DBS check carried out on them through a 3rd party registered body. For more details on DBS checks and what these entail, please visit the Government website.

You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

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Duties and Responsibilities

Our Vehicle Technicians carry out scheduled servicing and maintenance of the John Lewis Partnership Fleet in a professional and competent manner.

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 -

Attachment: Vehicle-Technician-LGV-Job-Outline.pdf

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