MOT / Vehicle Technician Harrogate - (091609)

MOT / Vehicle Technician - Harrogate

Salary: £32,076 to £35,745 per annum

Hours: 37 Hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Weekend Working: Occasional 



Do you have a City and Guilds Vehicle Maintenance and repair Level 3, BTEC National Certificate in Vehicle repair and technology or NVQ level 3 vehicle maintenance and repair Mechanical & Electrical?


 Do you have an MOT Test qualification or want to develop your skills by taking the Level 2 MOT testing certificate? 


We are looking for a mechanic to join our Fleet Management Team.  We maintain and service a variety of vehicles (from specialist HGV municipal vehicles to vans) and plant equipment (from ride on grass mowers to leaf blowers) at our Depot at Claro Road, Harrogate.   



Our Service


We operate a fleet of about 850 vehicles across North Yorkshire. Our fleet consist of a variety of vehicles from refuse collection vehicles, gritters, road sweepers, minibuses, tippers, cars and vans, and operate about 200 vehicles on our Goods Operator Licence and 105 minibuses on Transport Act Permits. We also work closely with NY Highways Ltd and other Brierley Group Companies and provide a maintenance service to those companies where required. North Yorkshire Council have four MOT testing stations where we undertake the MOT tests to Department for Transport (DfT) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) standards. The safety of vehicles is of critical importance to the safety of employees, passengers, residents and other road users and it is vital that maintenance is undertaken effectively and consistently to ensure the Council meets it Operator Licence and Permit undertakings.   



The role 


As our Mechanic you will work on a fleet that consists of a variety of vehicles from refuse collection vehicles, gritters, road sweepers, minibuses, tippers, cars and vans, providing hands-on maintenance and repair of vehicles, plants and workshop equipment to the required standard. You may be required to attend vehicles that have broken down at the roadside, off site and undertake repairs where possible throughout the Harrogate area. You will also conduct MOT tests (when qualified) on our state-of-the-art test ramps as required, and ensure all documents meet the required standards at all times. You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment.



The successful candidate should also have good written and basic IT keyboard skills for our state-of-the-art diagnostic and electronic work system.  Weekend working is available and purely on a volunteering basis for this you will receive an additional £30 per day on top of your normal salary.  What you will bring You will have a good understanding of health and safety requirements in a workshop environment, in-depth knowledge of vehicle maintenance and required operating standards, as well as significant experience of vehicle maintenance, repair, and diagnostics.   



You will also require: City and Guilds Vehicle Maintenance and repair; Level 3 or BTEC National Certificate in Vehicle repair and technology; NVQ level 3 vehicle maintenance and repair Mechanical & Electrical. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a maintenance role (preferred)Willingness to undertake MOT testing certificate for Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles Willingness to undertake training for a DVSA accepted qualification or accreditation C1, C1+E, C+E, D1, D category driving licence.



Working for us


This great opportunity offers you a fantastic work life balance plus lots of benefits. When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days rising to 34 days (pro-rata) per year with continued service, plus public holidays. Pension: save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme with a 22.6% contribution. Fitness & Rewards: Fitness discounts with various Gyms across the county. Stay on top of your game and save £££. Lifestyle Savings: explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers. Plus lots more…



Contact and Apply


For more information, please contact Thomas Donnelly on 01423 556305 or


Applying is easy, simply register your details online and upload your CV and submit. Simple!   



Key Dates:


Closing date: 30 June 2024

Interview dates: 9 July 2024


Key Documents:


Job Description

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NYC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.


North Yorkshire Councils’ purpose is to deliver services and facilities to the diverse residents and visitors of North Yorkshire. To ensure we deliver inclusive services we strive to have a diverse workforce where everybody can be themselves by respecting differences and embedding equality of opportunity. We celebrate diversity and recognise each other’s contributions, we therefore welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.


North Yorkshire Council are committed to the health and safety of our employees and of others including the general public. It  has a responsibility to ensure employees who hold a position that is deemed to be safety critical as it requires the performance of duties which are directly related to the safe operation or security of a facility, piece of equipment or vehicle, handling of chemicals or work at height or in confined spaces and which, if not performed properly, could result in a serious safety risk or environmental hazard to employees, a facility or the general public , do not attend work whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Individuals offered employment with North Yorkshire Council will be subject to the Workplace Substance Misuse policy. For safety critical roles as detailed above, random alcohol and drug testing may take place during the course of employment.  


MOT / Vehicle Technician Harrogate - (091609)
Location: Claro Road Depot
Salary: £32,076 - £35,745 per annum