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LGV Technician - Shepton Mallet

At Gregory Distribution, we have a vacancy for a qualified LGV Technicians to work out of our busy Shepton Mallet depot.


Our Fleet Services Department is responsible for keeping our modern fleet of vehicles on the road. This currently consists of over 500 trucks and 700 trailers based at over 20 sites across the UK. This is a key position within our business and we rely on the expertise and competence of our mechanics to keep our vehicles and trailers on the road.


Gregory's pride themselves on their current fleet and you will be working on high spec, 420 bhp Scania trucks. This is a key position within our business and we rely on the expertise and competence of our mechanics to keep our vehicles and trailers on the road. You will therefore need to be flexible and have the ability to work on your own initiative.


The position involves:

Diagnosing and fault finding of any issues with the vehicles and trailers.

Ensure all vehicles & trailers are maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications, especially in relation to oil change parameters.

Ensure all parts are booked out correctly.

Ensure all legal documents are filled out accurately and on time and are readily available for processing.

Booking out time for each job that is carried out and the relevant paperwork given to the Workshop Controllers.

Ensure that best practice is always employed in relation to component replacement; repair duration; document completion.

Provide support and assist the workshop controller to meet and surpass all agreed targets.

Maintain a clean and tidy workplace environment.

Due to the nature of the role, Health and Safety and Safe Systems of work are paramount. You must ensure that you are following the company’s health and safety policy at all times.


Essential Skills required:

Qualified LGV Technician up to Level 3 (Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and repair)

4 years previous experience required.

Intuitive diagnostic skills.

Ability to carry out PMI to DVSA standards.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to work to deadlines and under own initiative.


Why Gregory Distribution?

Salary £28,000 - £31,000pa, based on 42.5 hours per week

Shift basis Week 1 Mon-Fri 06:00 – 15:00 / Week 2 14:30 - 22:00, Saturdays 07:00 – 12:00 plus call out rota.

Additional training to develop skill set*

Excellent holiday allowance and company benefits.

Leading industry qualifications*

Pension and sickness scheme

Childcare voucher scheme

Mobile phone discounts*

Strong culture of team work


Who we are?

With over 32 sites across England, Wales and Scotland and over 1,900 employees, we offer a range of fulfilling jobs, unrivalled training, excellent pay, pension and a range of other benefits – plus you get to work with supportive colleagues who have a great team approach, whilst growing your career with one of the largest independent hauliers in the UK.


As our company continues to grow, so does the number of locations we operate in. Whilst we will have opportunities across the UK for Apprentices through to LGV Drivers, our main depots are located in North Tawton, Cullompton, Bristol, Plymouth, Shepton Mallet and Minworth.


Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch if we need you.


Closing Date - 09 July 2018

Application Form

Personal Details

Are you subject to immigration control?

Have you worked for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard before? If yes, please give details.

Do any of your relatives work for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard?





Qualifications & Training

Do you have a valid UK driving licence?

Please state why you are applying for this position

Career History

Please give details of your last three employers starting with your latest employer.
We will always contact the latest three employers once a job has been accepted.

Date of Employment

Date of Employment

Date of Employment

Interests and Activities


Are you currently registered with a Recruitment Agency?

Have you been registered with a Recruitments Agency in the past 12 months?

Have you worked for Gregory Distribution/Kay Transport/Hayton Coulthard through a Recruitment Agency in the past 12 months? If yes, please give details.


Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you are required by law to disclose any or all unspent convictions.

Do you have any previous unspent convictions? If yes, please give details below (including any driving offences).


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