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Business Unit:
Pump Rental Solutions
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate in line with skills and qualifications
14 May 2021
Our Business
Selwood has an extensive Pump 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 pump hire solutions.

Selwood has developed a specialist pump hire division and is currently the No. 1 Pump Hirer in the UK with an unrivalled depth of technical pumping expertise and the largest and most modern fleet.

About The Role

Our Leeds branch are welcoming applications for the position of Chargehand to assist our Foreman with the running and management of our workshop.

The Chargehand will lead in the absence of the Foreman and will be involved in Pump Fitting maintenance as requiredDue to the nature of our Pump workshop operation this role will support the Foreman in being responsible for Health & Safety, People Management, Work shop Co-ordination and the care of Selwood tools & equipment.
Responsibilities of this role include:
Health and Safety
  • Carry out work in compliance with recommended manufacturers’ procedures and having regard for own health and safety, company employees, customers, general public and the environment.
  • Adhere to the company’s QHSE procedures at all times.
 Workshop Coordination
  • Proactively assist the Foreman with the development and advancement of the workshop staff and premises.
  • At all times set a professional example of good discipline, ensure that all Company property and equipment is maintained as to the required Company standard to prevent any accident or injury to any person or damage to Company property. In the absence of the Foreman ensure that all the necessary administration required for the control of work within the department is completed and submitted to the Branch Manager.
  • Report to the Foreman proposals for modifications to machines or equipment to increase safe working practises.  
  • Support the Foreman to improve work methods, systems, procedures and equipment that are likely to reduce waste and cost. Assisting, and where appropriate leading with the implementation of those proposals when approved.
  • Help to maintain a workshop repair programme for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of hire fleet, sales and customers’ machines.
  • Adhere to and promote the company’s Core Values and Mission Statement.

Tools and Equipment

  • To carry out post hire examinations within one working day of the equipment returning from hire.
  • Identify any problems relating to extensive costs or repetitive repairs to individual or groups of machines or equipment and report to Foreman. 
  • Ensure spares or material requirements are obtained at the right time to ensure the work schedule is effective and does not fall behind schedule. 
  • To accept in the absence of the Foreman, any emergency/after-hour telephone calls, so as to maintain security of branch and any asset. 
  • To monitor and update the breakdown tasks and list of equipment needed according to the depots daily requirements.
  • To assist in keeping the depot spares and filters to adequate stock levels.

Qualifications & Skills

  • NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent in working with large engines.
  • Proven history of working in a similar workshop environment
  • Previous responsibilities in leading & supporting a team
  • Must have good working knowledge of relevant Health & Safety and legislation.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • IT Literate
What we can offer you
Selwood are pleased to offer a competitive hourly rate, 24 days holidays + Bank holidays, Pension Scheme, Government Child care voucher scheme & Parking on site.

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.


This role is not open to Agencies - Please no calls or emails - Thank you.


The recruitment of this role will be within strict social distancing guidelines as advised by the UK Government.


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