Engineering Officer (Grade E) 1874558

  • Job Reference: 1874558
  • Date Posted: 26 May 2021
  • Employer: Greater Manchester Police
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £23,817 to £26,016
  • Sector: Law enforcement & Security, Law
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Greater Manchester Police is one of the largest police forces in the UK and is responsible for keeping its diverse population of almost 3 million safe, spread over more than 1,200 sq. km. Manchester in particular has been billed as the most diverse city in Europe with its population speaking at least 200 different languages, leading to the city being named as Britain’s “City of languages”.

GMP are committed to ensure that the make-up of our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve and we recognise that having a diverse workforce makes us more approachable and relevant to the public.

Business Support Services (BSS) Branch is the provider of technical services to GMP. Vehicle Workshops is the backbone of BSS and along with the fleet and transport departments provides a complete solution for the officers’ most important resource; the 2000 vehicles we maintain. Within Vehicle Workshops a key area is the Workshops Stores which is an essential part of the operation; it provides the parts / spares and tyres in supply chain that keeps the workshop production going and is inextricably linked.

The role of Engineering Officer within Vehicle Workshops is comparable to that of Vehicle Technician in a dealer / fleet operator environment. The Engineering Officer‘s role a key part of the support service to the Police, helping to provide safe and reliable vehicles that are available when they are needed. As a result the technicians are expected to be able to complete repairs in line with manufacturers guidelines and standard times, therefore, HGV Repair / maintenance technical experience would be an advantage.

Greater Manchester Police operates a large fleet of vehicles mainly under 4 years old and we carry out all work on those vehicles in house. The fleet comprises mainly Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Hyundai & BMW but with 32 other makes represented in smaller numbers also.

The Job Description for this role is generic across the Service and Maintenance and Body and Electrical departments.

Ideally a dealer background however experience in a large fleet operator would also be suitable. The candidate will be motivated, have good judgment skills and be able to work with minimal supervision.

A good knowledge of motor bikes would be desirable to this role.

You will be expected to complete repairs in reasonable time in-line with manufacturers’ guidelines and standard times. The role involves mainly manual handling tasks and the candidate will be expected to be fit and able to perform lifting bending and stretching.