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The power behind a network that nearly 8 million people rely on every day, the Western Power team works collectively and collaboratively to serve our communities. Not only are we the largest electricity distribution network operator in the UK, we also strive to be the best. So every one of our 6,500 people works with passion and purpose, energy and ambition, whatever their role in maintaining, repairing and upgrading the electricity network.

If this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career. Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.In return, you’ll enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition. Everyone here enjoys a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, company pension scheme, protective clothing where required, an Employee Assistance Programme and a managed back care programme.

Western Power Distribution is an equal opportunities employer, a Disability level 1 Employer and a corporate signatory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) programme. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Job Introduction

An opportunity has become available for a Vehicle Mechanic based in Taunton.

Our Transport teams ensure that the Western Power Distribution fleet operation is on the road 24/7, 365 days a year. That means taking responsibility for safety, ensuring legal compliance and delivering it all cost-effectively.  

In this role you will be helping to ensure that the vehicle fleet is operating in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible through helping to keep vehicle downtime to a minimum.

If you are offered a position, you will be required to complete and provide a satisfactory basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.

*The successful candidate may initially be appointed on a lower salary until training is complete. 

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Main responsibilities

  • Day to day management of own workload including liaising with customers.
  • Routine maintenance of all vehicles, including heavy goods.
  • Repairing and maintaining plant trailers and ancillary equipment.
  • Arranging repairs and maintenance with contracted suppliers.
  • Preparing and presenting vehicles for annual testing.
  • Road testing and diagnosing vehicle faults.
  • Ordering of parts as required for the maintenance and repair of the WPD Transport fleet.

Ideal candidate

You should have the ability to work well by yourself as well as within a team environment.  Good numeracy and literacy skills are essential.

You will hold the appropriate City & Guilds or NVQ Motor Vehicle certificate and a valid LGV (Class C) driving licence would be an advantage.

We would envisage the successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' experience as a vehicle mechanic given the scope and responsibilities of the role.

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