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Location:
Bristol - Pumps
Business Unit:
Pump Rental Solutions
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications
Advertising End Date:
30 Aug 2019
Our Business Unit

Selwood are leaders in Pump & Plant manufacture, rental and sales. We are passionate about our service offering with unrivaled expertise and are proud to deliver to our clients on a global platform.

With a foundation of 70 years within our industry, Selwood continues to be an innovative business responding to meet the needs of our clients with cutting edge approaches to customer service, product development, manufacture and service.

Our Pump Rental Solutions business units operates 21 branches Nationwide delivering 24 hour pumping solutions to our wide ranging customer base. Our passion for quality and service delivery mean our regional teams are the best in the business.
About The Role

Selwood Pump Rental branch in Bristol are looking to welcome a Foreperson to join the team.

This role will be at the heart of the Bristol branch, working closely with our Branch Manager and managing  a team of Fitters, Electricians and Yard staff, this role will also bring the individual into daily contact with Selwood stakeholders as well as our external client base.
 
The Foreman  / Forewoman will direct and ensure the smooth running of the workshop on a day-to-day basis, maximising the utilisation of resources (staff skills), materials and equipment at a minimal cost. This role will also carry out pump servicing, maintenance, repairs, modifications and improvements as required. To manage the stock in the depot & liaise with the fleet support manager & hire desk to resolve any issues. To organise and monitor the workshop QHSE.
 
Main responsibilities:
 
  • To be a positive and motivational force within Selwoods at all times.
  • Developing and maintaining a workshop repair programme for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of hire fleet, sales and customers’ machines.
  • Maintain and submit appropriate records and returns as required by the Company or applicable legislation.
  • To be responsible for the quality and standard of work produced and for the discipline of workshop/ yard staff.
  • Report to the Branch Manager proposals for modifications to machines or equipment.
  • Order spares or material requirements required for preventative maintenance, work in hand or repairs.
  • Recommend improvements to work methods, systems, procedures and equipment likely to improve efficiency and reduce waste and cost and ensure implementation of those improvements when approved.
  • Ensure that all the necessary administration required for the control of work within the department is completed and submitted to the Branch Manager.
  • To accept, in an emergency, after-hour telephone calls so as to maintain a twenty-four hour cover.
  • To be responsible for all damage charges to clients & other depots/ departments.
  • As necessary, to personally carry out work in compliance with recommended manufacturer’s procedures and having regard for own health and safety, Company employees, customers, general public and the environment.
  • To understand and interpret work to relevant instructions and technical information available, so as to carry out all tasks in the most efficient and safe manner.
  • To manage the stock in the depot & liaise with the fleet support manager & hire desk to resolve any issues.
  • To organise and monitor the workshop QHSE.
Qualifications & skills:
 
  • Holder of a Mechanical apprenticeship / degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Proven history of working within a workshop / engineering environment
  • Previous management of teams in a busy environment.
  • Confident self starter, who has the ability to influence and motivate teams.
  • Flexible and adaptable
 
 
 
What we can offer you
Selwood are pleased to offer a competitive salary, Pension scheme, 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Childcare vouchers and free onsite parking.
 
This role covers Monday to Friday 40 hours a week.
 
Selwood support the development and training of our staff and we will provide in house courses applicable to this position.