South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Mechanic (x2)


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 6 (£25,927 - £28,226)


Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week

Work Pattern: Monday - Thursday 07:30-15:30 & Friday - 07:30-15:00


Location: Rotherham Workshops


An opportunity has arisen within our Transport Section for two Mechanics, based at our Workshops in Rotherham.

We are seeking to recruit two Mechanics at our Vehicle and Equipment repair Workshop. The overall purpose of the role will be to undertake repairs, modifications and maintenance to our fleet of vehicles and equipment.

To be considered for the role you will have experience of repairs, maintenance and servicing to both light and Large Goods Vehicles to the VOSA Standard. You will also have experience in the repair and maintenance of pneumatic, hydraulic and vehicle electrical/electronic systems. You will have knowledge of the Road Transport Legislation for class 4, 5, 7 and LGV vehicle including current road vehicle maintenance standards and have good understanding of vehicle diagnostic and repair techniques.

You must possess a recognised qualification in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair NVQ level 3 or equivalent, have an LGV Driving License – Class ‘C’ minimum and be able to work independently or within a team.

For more information about the role contact Ian Kemp (0114 253 2210) or Chris Lawrance (0114 253 2672).

An application form for the role can be found here or by contacting our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is 09:00am hours on Monday 10 October 2022.

New starters will normally commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. We offer 27 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays.  Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 31 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 36 days.

Other benefits include; a cycle 2 work scheme, a free on site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other (LGBT+) or are disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

This content was last updated on September 16th, 2022