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HGV Vehicle Technician (Mechanical Engineer)

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, UK
£32,076 - £39,186
Closing date
12 Mar 2025

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HGV Vehicle Technician (Mechanical Engineer)


Grade 4 - £32,076 - £39,186 (Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review)

Working 36.5 hours per week

Birmingham City Council have a number of exciting opportunities to join the Fleet and Waste management team as a Workshop technician, to support a workforce, who maintain, and manage a variety of vehicles. 

About us

Birmingham City Council provide a service to the residents of Birmingham that manages waste and looks after approximately 1.15 million people spread across approximately 103 square miles. 

About the role

Fleet and Waste management team maintain a wide variety of vehicles and equipment, ranging from cars up to 32ton heavy vehicles.

As an experienced and fully qualified heavy workshop technician you will be working from our new facilities at Atlas Works, Tyseley within Birmingham City Council’s vehicle maintenance service; 

As a Workshop Technician, you will play a pivotal role in keeping the fleet on the road by providing efficient and sustainable service in the maintenance, and repair of our operational fleet. 

Your responsibilities will include but not limited the following:

  • Perform maintenance and repair on BCC vehicles.
  • Identify problems with vehicles using the diagnostic equipment.
  • Test the functionality of parts and systems.
  • Perform basic auto care and maintenance tasks such as oil changes, fluid level checks, and tyre rotation.
  • Repair and replace parts as required.
  • Perform routine maintenance and general technician work on vehicles.
  • Engineer parts, if no replacement parts are available, or cost prohibitive.

Required Qualifications:


  • City and Guilds HGV Motor Vehicle Mechanics / equivalent IMI Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair – Heavy Vehicle/ BTEC ONC / HNC 
  • The ability to function effectively autonomously, or as part of a team.
  • Minimum Category C driving license.

For informal enquiries please contact Asha Kadara on 0121 303 4165.

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

Ref: BCC1819

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

1819 - Mechanical Engineer JDPS.pdf


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU

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