Trainee HGV Mechanic

Job description

We are currently looking for a trainee HGV Mechanic to join our family run business in Polegate, East Sussex. The right candidate will be able to to complete a NVQ in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Job purpose

Work as part of a team on our fleet of HGV trucks, trailer and tankers. – tools will be supplied.

Duties and responsibilities

Taking responsibility for ensuring our tools, vehicles and equipment remain operational through maintenance and repairs.

  • Conduct necessary preventative maintenance and repairs to machines, equipment, or structures as necessary.
  • Maintain knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental needs
  • Support the necessary preventative maintenance and repairs to Forklift trucks, cars, vans, curtain sided trailers.
  • Carry out periodic safety inspections of company equipment.
  • Ensuring that the workshop maintains the company’s clean as you go policy.
  • Maintain workshop equipment and keep it in good repair.
  • Follow instruction, company rules, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to use common tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • GCSCE or equivalent required (ideally including English and Maths but not essential)
  • Enthusiasm and keenness to learn
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Understanding of Health & Safety

Physical requirements

The role is physically demanding where you may be required to stand for periods of time, lift heavy objects on a regular basis and carry out repetitive tasks when required. Working outside is a necessity for the role.


8.30-17.15 Monday – Thursday

8.30-16.00 Friday

There may also be a requirement to work 2 Saturday mornings per month

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