• Location: Pibwrlwyd, SA31 2NH
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £15,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 15 May, 2024 12:00 AM
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Technician in Automotive Engineering

Technician in Automotive Engineering

Coleg Sir Gar
Technician in Automotive Engineering
Department: Automotive Engineering

Employment Type: Fixed Term - Part Time

Location: Pibwrlwyd Campus

Reporting To: Head of Curriculum for Automotive Engineering, Animal & Equine

Compensation: £18,520 - £21,194 / year
DescriptionThe Corporate Board is committed to appointing staff that will display initiative and enthusiasm, and further enhance the reputation of the College through a commitment to working as a member of a team and producing work of high quality. In particular, staff who are able to further our mission: To be Excellent - The College of Choice. The post provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for pro-active and innovative person.

The Curriculum Area of Automotive Engineering, Animal & Equine, Creative & Culinary Arts forms part of the Myrddin Faculty. Learners within the Curriculum Area benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activity and a well embedded tutorial support system. Learners work is regularly showcased in events both within the College and externally.

The main purpose of the post is to maintain and prepare specified work areas, tools, vehicles and equipment within the automotive department to a high and safe standard.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical assistance and support for teaching and learning within your area, responding to the needs of students, academic staff and the relevant course leader/s;
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment within automotive workshops, complying with Health and Safety regulations;
  • Prepare, maintain and update relevant Health & Safety documentation such as Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work, COSHH records and equipment maintenance records, in liaison with course teams;
  • Maintain, upgrade and service equipment and vehicles including rebuilding and repair, as planned, required or requested;
  • Ensure the care, control, maintenance and security of course equipment, materials and stock with tools and equipment being stored away after each session;
  • Maintain stores inventory for consumables, equipment and delivery resources;
  • Carry out ordering of stock in line with college financial procedures and update online ordering database;
  • Provide a stores issue service for course consumables and an issue and return service for all departmental equipment and other course items

Skills Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential Criteria:
  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at minimum Grade C or O Level equivalent
  • IOSH Managing Safely (If you are not IOSH qualified, you will be expected to undertake training as soon as possible)
  • Appropriate Health & Safety training (or willingness to undertake appropriate training)
  • First Aid qualification (If you are not First Aid qualified, you will be expected to undertake training as soon as possible)
  • Recent and relevant experience of the technical field/s concerned
  • A good understanding of the technical support role in Further & Higher Education
  • Be competent in the use of the following machinery: Automotive workshop equipment eg. four wheel aligner, diagnostic computers
Welsh Language Requirements:
  • Welsh Oracy (Listening/Speaking) - Level 2
  • Welsh Literacy (Writing/Reading) - Level 2
See detailed language descriptions attached.

Persons are welcome to apply for posts in Welsh and applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

  • You will receive 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays and five closure days which totals at 41 days holiday per year. You also receive an additional 4 days after 5 years service.
  • Extremely generous pension scheme with employer contributions of 20%.
  • Award-winning professional learning and development programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Online and instore retail discounts