Workshop Manager

Date 12/07/22

Location Ewelme, near Wallingford

Are you a qualified engineer with commercial and leadership skills, gained at supervisor or management level, and a thorough understanding of all aspects of waste vehicle repair and maintenance? The new Workshop Manager at our clean and well-equipped vehicle workshop at Ewelme, South Oxfordshire, will lead an 11-strong team, supporting with technical knowledge and making their mark on this essential area of our business. We're offering a permanent contract, competitive salary and a host of great benefits, including:

- Company vehicle
- Discretionary bonus (performance based)
- Pension scheme (you contribute 5% of pay, Grundon matches this) with life assurance cover 
- Option to buy additional holiday 
- Reward and discount shopping scheme 
- Range of wellbeing benefits, including Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work, health cash plan and discounted gyms

The Workshop Manager role
Our six workshops provide the vital link with the transport part of Grundon in keeping our fleet of vehicles on the road to service our customers. You will manage the Ewelme vehicle workshop and the maintenance and repair of over 70 vehicles, ensuring Ewelme depot’s waste collection vehicle fleet is maintained for maximum ‘up time’, safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. 

What you'll be doing as Workshop Manager
- Motivating and managing your team to deliver the best service in terms of quality and standards. 
- Ensuring the maintenance, servicing and roadworthiness of vehicles in line with  company 'O' licence obligations.
- Planning and allocating work, including MOTs, services, breakdowns and defects. 
- Maintaining individual vehicle service records and collating job sheets. 
- Ensuring all Company Health & Safety policies and procedures are high on the agenda and complied with and applied in a fair and consistent way.
- Ensuring paperwork is completed correctly and on time.
- Communicating with Operations to reduce vehicle downtime and improve vehicle availability.
- Controlling costs and budgets.

What we're looking for in our Workshop Manager
- Minimum City & Guilds Part 1, 2 and 3 in Heavy Vehicle Technology
- Full clean UK driving licence, with at least LGV Class 2 (category C) entitlement 
- Good working and mechanical knowledge of all makes and types of commercial waste vehicles and trailer maintenance 
- At least five years’ experience, ideally gained in the waste management industry, in a similar role     
- Basic knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics and electrics

Working hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5.30pm, plus alternate Saturday mornings, 6am-10.30am - an average 44.75 hours per week. Due to the nature of your role you may, on occasions, be required to work additional hours. 

Grow with Grundon
Grundon is an award-winning waste management, environmental and quarrying company that develops and invests in the people that work for us. Interested in joining our success story as Workshop Manager? Click apply. No agencies please.

Please note: We interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, so do apply as soon as possible. We advertised the role of Workshop Manager on 11.07.22

 

What is it like working at Grundon?

We are committed to achieving diversity by employing the right people to deliver a high quality service based on equality of opportunity, skills, qualifications and relevant experience. We are the largest family-owned waste management company in the UK and we care as much about our employees as we do the environment. We aim to attract and retain high-quality, committed, enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals.

what we offer

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Health Cash Plan

Health Cash Plan

Discounted Gym Membership

Discounted Gym Membership

Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Mobile Phone Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

Holiday Plus

Holiday Plus

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Long Service Benefits

Long Service Benefits

Come and join our team

Contact us today to find out how Grundon can provide you with a challenging and stimulating working environment, where you can fulfil your potential