HGV Collection/Delivery Driver and Garage Hand

Job: HGV Collection/Delivery Driver and Garage Hand

Contract: Permanent

Based: Medway City Estate, Strood, Kent

Salary: £12.30 ph

Hours: 40 hours a week

Channel Commercials PLC is a leading commercial vehicle dealer providing sales, parts and servicing for DAF Trucks and Maxus vans in the South-East. An opportunity has arisen in our Strood Workshop for a HGV Collection/Delivery Driver and Garage Hand.

The role will support the workshop in collecting and delivering company and customer vehicles, maintaining a clean environment and cleaning vehicles ready for supply to our customers.

Key responsibilities include:-

  • Collecting/delivering company and customer Heavy Goods and commercial vehicles and vans
  • Driving to collect parts
  • Liaising with visitors, customers and staff to ensure safe parking is adhered to at all times
  • Providing guidance on relocation of vehicles as necessary
  • Maximising use of yard space in accordance with site parking rules
  • Ensuring vehicles parked on site are not restricting access at any time
  • Manoeuvring vehicles in and out of the workshop in a timely manner to ensure they are available for the Technicians to work on.
  • Ensuring yard and recycling areas are kept clean and tidy
  • Pressure washing including underneath vehicles
  • Preparing vehicles for MOT – washing etc.
  • Maintaining clean offices/workshop – sweeping, emptying bins etc.
  • Interpretation of COSHH data sheets for cleaning products/chemicals etc.
  • Essential Qualities include:-

  • Current driving licence with category C and CE
  • Previous experience of driving HGVs and commercial vehicles
  • Experience of dealing with customers
  • Self-disciplined
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative and work alone without supervision
  • Team Player
  • Literacy skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Communication skills (written and face to face)
  • Desirable Qualities include:-

    • Previous experience of a Garage Hand role
    • Previous experience of using cleaning chemicals/products

    Please note this role requires manual handling and manoeuvring in, around and under Heavy Goods Vehicles.

    To apply, please attach a CV below along with a covering letter detailing category of driving licence and your salary expectations.

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    Working Hours 40 hrs p/w
    Location Medway City Estate, Strood, Kent
    Salary £12.30 per hour
    Benefits Sick pay, pension scheme and 30 days holiday (including bank holidays).
    Closing Date 31/07/2024
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