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Truck & bus

engineering and manufacturing  recruitment experts, since 1978

truck & bus engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Truck and Bus division provides best-in-class recruitment services in contract, interim and permanent recruitment in three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial across:

Commercial Vehicles – PSVs (Bus and Coach) – Trucks – HGVs/LGVs

The sector is facing an exciting yet challenging period. Rapid technological advancements including the rise of autonomous, self-driving trucks and electric HGVs driven by ambitious fuel efficiency targets and a buoyant market are driving demand for a variety of complex recruitment solutions, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Working in partnership with our global clients including OEMs, 1st and 2nd Tier Suppliers, SMEs, R&D centres, design consultancies, supply chain and aftermarket businesses, we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, providing clients with world-class recruitment services to keep us at the forefront of industry evolution.

As many of our consultants come from relevant backgrounds including the truck and bus, automotive, manufacturing and electronics sectors, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles.

Make UK Advantages Partner, affiliated to the SMMT, industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited. Contact Mark Bignell and Grant Nisbet for more information.

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HGV Workshop Manager

Job title: HGV Workshop Manager Salary Range: £17.00 - £18.00 per hour Hours: 8:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday - 37.5-hour week Location: Ipswich Contract or Permanent position working for a leading HGV Aftermarket Dealership HGV Workshop Manager required with knowledge of managing HGV supervisors, HGV Technicians, and HGV service advisors. Candidates with experience of HGV/PSV servicing would be well received. Due to expansion this client based in Ipswich requires dynamic, leading HGV Workshop Manager with experience of managing and supporting staff to GVS process from planning through on Arrival to Invoice/claim process. As the HGV Workshop Manager, you will be required to: Proactively manage the GVS process from "planning, through On Arrival" to "Invoice / Claim" closure. Ensure that CSR's and Technician Supervisors are working in line with the standard OTI process. Ensuring that service and repair work is completed to time and quality standards and all invoice / claim documents are complete and accurate. Managing customer expectations, job profitability and workshop productivity targets will be a daily focus to ensure that workshop profitability is optimised. The motivation & personal development of the team, effective competence development, succession planning and dealing with employee issues on a day to day basis. Manage the performance of the service department to ensure that KPI targets are achieved. Manage and plan workshop / support resources to ensure that OTI process requirements can be fulfilled on each shift. Support the CSR / Workshop Supervisor as required ensuring job specification, codification and quoting preparation tasks are completed on a timely basis. Support the CSR as required ensuring that invoice / claiming closure tasks are accurate and completed on a timely basis The HGV/PSV Technician should have the following skills or experience: City and Guilds, NVQ 3 or equivalent in Motor Vehicle Technology. Experience of working within the motor vehicle industry, preferably a technical background from working within a commercial workshop. Full knowledge of VOSA requirements and MOT testers manual. Knowledge / experience of leading teams. Knowledge of workshop KPIs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of managing a HGV aftermarket dealership/department. In return for your experience, this Ipswich based HGV aftermarket dealership will offer you: Contract or Permanent Position 8:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday £17.00 - £18.00 per hour Health care Training matrix Gym Membership Company Shares after 2 years Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of HGV or PSV and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the HGV workshop manager role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Ipswich


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  • You gave me a real insight into the company, the culture of all the personnel I was due to meet / be interviewed by, and tremendous real assistance in preparation for the interviews. The information that you gave me of the company was accurate and helped me make an impression, and you have a very pleasant demeanor and were very easy to speak to and deal with. Therefore, thank you for your help, it has been a real positive outcome for me.

    James Davies

    Maintenance Manager
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been brilliant in finding me a new job. From applying online to the first day in my new job there has been a very personal feel about the way they work. I'd like to extend a massive thank you to everyone at Jonathan Lee, without their help and support I wouldn't have found myself in the job I am in today. From the first phone call to the start date of my new job the service has been excellent, so thank you very much.

    Matt Pates

    Service Engineer
  • We have been more than encouraged by the work that Jonathan Lee Recruitment has completed for the members of the EEF, their marketplace knowledge across a wide variety of engineering sectors and most importantly the strong professional culture that they work to and high levels of service they provide. We would happily recommend the Jonathan Lee Recruitment business to any engineering and manufacturing organisation looking to engage a professional, committed and quality consultancy to support their recruitment activities.

    Richard Halstead

    National Interim Membership Engagement Director
  • This time last year you helped me sort out some major issues caused by a contractor payroll service that incorrectly set up my limited company and VAT registration. Your information and input was professional and spot on. You assisted me again just before Christmas, I needed proof of income to finalise my house purchase, the same contractor payroll service charged me £30 and made major mistakes in the information they produced. Once again through one phone call you managed to sort out the problem the same day!! THANK YOU, Jonathan Lee Recruitment for doing a great job!

    Mike Newman

    Engineering Contractor
  • Regarding the team at Jonathan Lee, all I can say is top drawer...information that flowed from the very first moment of my interview to the contacted position of myself and company. I will miss the faultless administration regarding my contract and be paid on time every time.

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