Vehicle Technician/Mechanic

SLM Tunbridge Wells

£27,000 - £40,000 a year

Vehicle Technician – Level 3


  • Salary £27,000-£40,000 per year, dependent on experience
  • Plus bonus opportunities of £1200-£5000


  • Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm – NO WEEKENDS!

SLM Tunbridge Wells Vauxhall – Dowding Way, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3UY

Other benefits

  • Health care
  • Mental and physical health support provided by BEN
  • Additional holiday for extended service
  • Birthday off
  • Retail offers and vouchers
  • Eligibility to join our car scheme (after a qualifying period)
  • Free MOT for employees
  • Discounted aftersales, service, repairs and parts.
  • Apprentice Technician Mentoring Scheme
  • Opportunity to progress and develop through training courses.
  • Competitive salary and achievable monthly commission
  • Fully funded manufacturers accreditations
  • Company pension scheme

The role

Depending on your skill level and experience the role will involve:

  • Utilising your technical knowledge to carry out services, repairs and maintenance on customer vehicles, including minor and major mechanical work
  • Complete electrical and engine repair work
  • Meet and discuss the vehicle and repairs needed with the customer when necessary
  • Carry out road tests of customer vehicles after work has been carried out
  • Using advanced diagnostic equipment to fault find items relevant to the franchise brand
  • Ability to complete a Vehicle Health Checks
  • Keep work areas clean and tidy, organised and safe from hazards to health and safet

SLM Suzuki Tunbridge Wells is looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a passion for problem solving to join our multi-brand workshop (Suzuki, Vauxhall and Bosch Car Services) as a Vehicle Technician/Mechanic.

As a Vehicle Technician/Mechanic you will be working in a busy workshop environment, where you will be responsible for servicing, maintaining and repairing motor vehicles to the high standards of the Suzuki and Vauxhall brands. SLM Group takes pride in helping our employees to develop their knowledge through training opportunities.

The ideal candidate for our Vehicle Technician position will have strong communication skills to be able to work as part of the team. Previous main dealer experience is desirable as is an MOT license, however training opportunities are available in order to progress to MOT Tester status.

The ideal skills, qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Light vehicle Repair or equivalent.
  • Previous Vauxhall experience is desirable.
  • Ability to complete motor vehicle repairs and maintenance.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
  • Willingness to work effectively within a team and ensure industry leading customer service.
  • Accuracy in using our online VHC Video system.
  • Strong communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues.
  • Flexible ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Ability to use own initiative and work under minimum supervision.

This role has been advertised on behalf of Stellantis Recruitment by Calex

Calex are the official partner to Stellantis for their UK car dealership recruitment and are also their training provider.

Stellantis are a leading global automotive manufacturer made up of 14 iconic automotive brands including Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall, Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and DS. Stellantis UK has a national network of 795 car dealerships.

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