Maintenance Controller – Northgate Vehicle Hire – Darlington

Northgate Vehicle Hire

Maintenance Controller

£25K-£30K depending on skills and experience with company benefits

Hours: 37.5 hrs
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday between 7.30am-6.00pm and Saturday 8.00am-12.00pm (Rota)
Shift Patterns: Early and Late shifts on rotation

Northgate Fleet Management is part of Northgate Plc with over 65k vehicles to manage and maintain. Northgate are the UK’s leading Van Hire & Mobility Solution Provider and Fleet Management is an integral part of the offering, based in our Head Office in Darlington.

Our Maintenance team understand the importance of reducing repair costs and downtime to ensure drivers are back on the road as soon as possible whilst ensuring legal and policy compliance for all fleets.

With an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Motor Vehicle Mechanics and a good understanding of the motor trade, your expertise will allow us to ensure the integrity of repairs, reduce vehicle downtime by timely completion and control costs.

This role requires a strong technical knowledge as will involve interaction with drivers, technicians, suppliers, and customers. This is a role for someone who wishes to utilise their mechanical & motor trade background experience in a fleet control environment, so could suit a fully qualified Technician who is looking to move off the tools into an office-based role.

The Maintenance Controllers Part to Play

Ensuring proactive management of all service maintenance and repair events.
Handling contacts from customers and suppliers for updates, defects, and authorisations.
Manage costs associated to Service, Maintenance & Repairs through obtaining updates, escalating issues, challenging costs, and potential delays.
Monitor systems & verifying documentation to ensure any unplanned SMR events are captured and manage through to conclusion
Identify issues and potential delays in a timely fashion and escalate them directly to the manufacturers, suppliers or management for support and advise
Constant chasing up of vehicles, authorising work with set SLA’s
Ensuring all associated administration is completed to a very high standard, raising invoices and order numbers
Liaising with clients, manufacturers, dealers, internal workshops, and suppliers to ensure repairs are carried out in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Criteria for the role of Maintenance Controller

Computer literate and able to communicate effectively between team members, customers, and suppliers.
Technical Knowledge – Up to level 2 NVQ/City & Guild Equivalent in Motor Vehicle Mechanics with a minimum of 5 year Workshop Experience
Ability to understand technical work required/time frame needed to complete
Very good technical knowledge gained in a Workshop environment and someone who can interact at all levels.
Experience and knowledge of Fleet Compliance would also be useful.
Excellent and effective communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
Must be proactive and be able to pay keen attention to the smallest of details
Ability to work as part of a team and equally un-supervised

As a Maintenance Controller, we offer:

An attractive salary with a great work-life balance, working Monday to Friday with Saturday morning covered as part of a rota system.

Additional employee benefits (including employee assistance, life assurance, pension, retailer discounts, free parking etc.)

A proven induction-training plan to help you learn how we do things, guidance from experienced colleagues and ongoing support from your manager.

The first step in a great career! We have an impressive record of developing our people using clear career development pathways and making a commitment to supporting your professional development.

Be part of the future of vehicle rental

If you would love to join our Fleet Management team, we encourage you to find out more. Apply today

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