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HGV/LGV Workshop Manager – Waste and Recycling

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Region: Wales South

Salary: £80,000 + company vehicle


For several years, Red Kite Waste has been a trusted source for providing top-notch personnel at all levels within the waste management and recycling sector. We are currently seeking a skilled professional to fill the position of HGV/LGV Workshop Engineering Manager.

Position: HGV/LGV Workshop Engineering Manager
Salary: £80,000 + company vehicle
Location: Cardiff and surrounding areas (Relocation candidates welcome)
Career Development: Our client, a successful national business, offers excellent career advancement opportunities.

Previous Experience: We are looking for candidates with experience as HGV Technicians, HGV Fitter Welders, or LGV Technicians/Mechanics who have worked on Class 1 and Class 2 vehicles, ideally with specialized equipment like HIABs, Skips, Tippers, Grabs, RoRo’s, Hook Loaders, Compactors, and more. This experience may come from various industries, including Plant Hire, Waste Management, Aggregates, Quarry, Recycling, Building Supplies, Tankers/ADR, Dairy, Cement, Petroleum, Chemical, Skips, Cranes, Haulage, Transport, Scrap Metal, Military, Forestry, Road Surfacing, and Highways Maintenance.

ROLE – HGV/LGV Workshop Engineering Manager:

As the HGV/LGV Workshop Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing an onsite workshop and a team of 6-10 fitters. Plans are in place to expand the team to 15 and bring some sub-contracted work back in-house. Your duties will include working closely with HGV Fitters, Vehicle Technicians, LGV Engineers, and Mechanics to ensure the maintenance and servicing of vehicles and plant equipment. You will also be expected to operate within all established health and safety systems.

EXPERIENCE – HGV Mechanic / HGV Technician / Fitter / Mechanic:

Ideally, candidates should possess a City and Guilds qualification in HGV Maintenance Engineering (or equivalent qualifications related to Motor Vehicle Technician) along with several years of HGV experience. Experience with COSHH, LOLER, and PUWER would be a definite plus. Furthermore, a strong commitment to maintaining a positive health and safety culture within the team of HGV Mechanics, Fitters, Welders, and LGV Technicians is essential. Previous experience as a Workshop Manager, HGV Fitter, Mechanic, or HGV Technician/LGV Technician working with Class 1 and Class 2 vehicles, including specialized equipment such as Tippers, Grabs, RoRo’s, Hook Loaders, and Compactors, is highly valued.


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