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General Service Operative

General Service Operative



 Join us as a General Service Operative and we'll take your engineering skills to the next level.

For helping keep our fleet on the road, you'll earn a good salary and great benefits (see below).

 Welcome to First Bus Engineering

Hello. We're one of the country's largest bus operators – and our engineering teams are working at the forefront of bus technology. Nationwide, we are investing in state-of-the-art new buses, and in the workshops and people that service them. A First Bus depot is the perfect environment to continue growing your engineering knowhow. We will support your ongoing development and provide a career path to follow.

 About the role

  • To minimise wastage by ensuring the correct use – along with the safe and secure storage – of all materials and equipment.
  • To work in a clean and tidy manner by ensuring debris is not left for others to clean up and that equipment is in a clean and proper state at the end of each shift/duty and is returned to the appropriate storage place.
  • To ensure, so as not to adversely affect any cleaning schedule/programme, that lost, defective or inoperative equipment is reported immediately to your Line Manager.
  • To ensure that the lubrication duties (oil, water and top ups) is carried out at the appropriate intervals as specified within the SOP's.
  • To maintain appearance of the vehicle at optimum levels.
  • To record details of all work done and accurately complete any necessary sheets/record cards
  • To undertake cleaning and associated work to the required standards/targets, ensuring the optimum appearance of both vehicles and premises
  • To record details of all work done and accurately complete any necessary sheets/record cards
  • Vehicle Chassis Washing including exterior cleaning
  • Main role is steam cleaning vehicles

We'll provide your overalls and all the tools and equipment needed.

About you

  • Experience in the use of fuelling and greasing equipment
  • Knowledge of the working of the bus wash
  • Must be able to pass a company assessment on driving standards
  • Must be in the possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV licence and forklift truck licence if required.
  • Must have a full Cat B Driving Licence.
  • Experience or be able to learn how to use a pressure washer
  • Experience or be able to learn how to safely use vehicle lifting equipment
  • A PCV licence isn't essential, we can support you in gaining it.

 Rewards & Benefits

  • First Xclusives discount scheme: You and your family & friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on high street & leisure brands such as: Argos, Tesco, Sainburys, Asda
  • Free travel on our buses for you and your family
  • £6 all-day train travel for you and your family on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull Trains
  • Free onsite parking + cycle to work scheme
  • Up to 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme and chance to buy discounted First Group shares

We put a big focus on physical and mental wellbeing at First Bus. We recognise that anyone can be affected by the stresses and strains of work, or life outside it. You'll find a range of health-promotion initiatives, and you will have 24/7 access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

Please apply now. We look forward to receiving you application.

Public transport serves everyone, whatever their differences. At First Bus, we want to be an employer open to you, no matter what your differences are. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation because diverse backgrounds, thinking and experiences bring so many benefits to our customers, communities and people. We welcome applications from all.

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UK Bus - York Depot
James Street, York, United Kingdom, YO10 3WW
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  • Company:
    First Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    UK Bus - York Depot
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