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Business Unit:
Plant Hire
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications
Advertising End Date:
31 Mar 2020
Our Business Unit

Selwood is a leading provider within the Pump and Plant industry and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries.

Selwood Plant Hire and Sales has an extensive Plant fleet available for hire or sale from our network of regional branches across England and Wales. Our teams have an un rivalled depth of technical expertise and we are proud to deliver exceptional customer service and plant hire solutions.
Our Plant Hire range includes excavators, dumpers, telehandlers, rollers and compressors.

Our committed and skilled teams support a broad range of clients in various locations across the UK and Plant Hire & Sales are proud to deliver exceptional services and high quality equipment.

About The Role

We are looking for Workshop Manager to join the team at our Birmingham branch. This role will be responsible for carrying out Plant Maintenance (as required) and for ensuring the promotion of and compliance with Health and Safety. The Workshop Manager will be responsible for all workshop based staff.

Qualifications & Tickets required:

  • City & Guilds Craft Certificate, NVQ Level 3 in Plant Maintenance or equivalent.
  • CITB National Construction College Certificate in Test and Inspection (includes the Thorough Examination of Plant). 
  • Must have working knowledge & understanding of the LOLER regulations.
  • Must have good working knowledge of relevant Health & Safety and Transport legislation.
  • Must be able to: - plan and organise effectively, interpret & follow statutory procedures, keep accurate detailed records using internal software & Microsoft
  • Office, use effective communication with the ability to persuade and influence people and give and receive feedback.  


  • IT competent 
  • Effective communication skills
  • Time management 
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative 


           Health and Safety

  • Adhere to the company’s QHSE procedures at all times.
    Co-ordination of, and attendance at, regular & routine inspections of all lifting equipment with our nominated insurers as determined by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).
  • All Safety Sampling is correctly carried out on a month basis and this to include certain Toolbox Talks when required. 
  • To ensure that all company administration, quality assurance and health and safety policies are fully adhered to and that all activities are carried out in full compliance both with our policies and relevant statutory legislation.
  • To be responsible for ensuring a high standard of housekeeping within the workshop, yard and surrounding areas including keeping your own working environment clean and tidy (whether on customer’s or Selwood sites). 

    Workshop Management
  • To set a professional example of good workmanship, management, discipline and ensure that all Company property and equipment is maintained to the required Company and manufacturers standard to prevent any accident or injury to any person or damage to Company property.
  • Have open communication with the Branch Manager with regards to material expenditure. 
  • To procure parts and spares where necessary to make sure equipment is available to hire as soon as possible within the approved authority limits 
  • Ensure clear, open and effective working relationships and channels of communication are maintained. 
    Suggest improvements to work methods, systems, procedures and equipment that is likely to reduce waste and cost and ensure the implementation of those improvements when approved.
  • Ensure that all the necessary administration and records required for the control of work within the department is accurately completed and submitted to the Branch Manager in a timely manner.
  • Maintain records, returns and other administration in line with Company procedures and guidelines.
  • To accept in an emergency after hour telephone calls so as to maintain twenty-four-hour cover when required.

    Supervision (to include training)

  • Supervise, monitor-approved workshops training programmes for staff as necessary.
  • Assist with the continuous training and development and performance of all workshop staff.
  • To be responsible for the performance quality and standard of work produced by all workshop staff.
  • With the Branch Managers involvement select, interview, evaluate and employ any additional or replacement workshop staff.
  • To Job Chat all direct subordinates in line with company policies and ensure that all employees recruited demonstrate a suitable level of competence to perform their duties safely and effectively.


  • 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.
  • Manage and maintain the programme of maintenance, calibration, thorough examination, repair and service of equipment. 
  • To ensure all notice of damage is communicated to the hire office within one working day of the equipment returning from hire. 
  • Progress any outstanding material requirements required for work in hand optimising maximum utilisation.
  • To ensure warranties are processed correctly, both internal and external.


Must be fit and able to operate vehicles, Selwood and customer’s, machines without impaired vision or hearing and must comply with statutory medical standards.

What we can offer you
Selwood are happy to offer a competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications , 24 days + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme and  free parking on site. 
Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week
Selwood are committed to the continual development and training of our staff and will offer a number of courses relevant to this roles and our products. The successful candidate will complete a basic Plant Operations course as part of our induction process.