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Vehicle Technician

Armstrong Vehicle Centre, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5LY


Job Purpose


We are looking for Commercial Vehicle (HGV & LGV) Technicians to join the team at our busy vehicle workshop in Longtown, Carlisle.


As a Vehicle Technician for Armstrong Vehicle Centre you will be responsible for servicing and maintaining modern and varied vehicles in our well-equipped and maintained workshops, which have recently been refurbished and expanded.


Key Responsibilities


  • Carry out servicing, mechanical and electrical repair; and preventative maintenance to our customer’s vehicles.

  • You will be required to carry out diagnostics and ensure vehicle repaired in compliance with company and legislative requirements

  • Complete all relevant paperwork and documentation to the required standard

  • Ensure work is completed to the highest standard and work area is cleaned after completing work.

  • Communicate vehicle status through the escalation process, foreman, service reception and the customer

  • Ensure all customers are dealt with promptly, efficiently and courteously

  • Remain up to date with the latest vehicle technology, DVSA inspection standards, changes in MOT legislation and working practices.

  • Service and repair of electric vehicles, training will be given where required.

  • To promote best practice in maintaining high levels of Customer Service

  • You must comply with all health and safety rules and regulations regarding the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your acts or omissions.

  • Report any health and safety issue including accidents to self.

  • Follow all site rules.

  • You must comply with all relevant legislation.

  • Undertake such other duties that are required from time to time commensurate with this position.

  • Promote Wm. Armstrong in line with current company values, beliefs and branding.


Remuneration & Hours:


  • 42.5 hours per week

  • Permanent, variable day/backshift – other options available and to be agreed.

    • Dayshift – Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

    • Backshift – Monday to Friday 11am to 9pm

  • Rate of pay

    • Dayshift rate – £18.50 per hour

    • Backshift rate after 5pm – £21.27

  • Overtime Available, outside of 42.5 hours and paid as follows

    • Monday to Friday – 1.5 x Basic Rate

    • Saturday hours – 1.5 x Basic Rate

    • Sunday hours – 2 x Basic Rate

    • Hours worked on a Bank Holiday – 2 x Basic Rate

  • Oncall requirement with the role, rate currently being reviewed – hours worked if called out as detailed above.

  • Free company uniform and PPE

  • Life assurance, pension and Sickness scheme

  • Medicash Health Scheme.

  • Good work environment in new workshop and staff facilities

  • On-going training and development



  • Time served/Fully qualified technician

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience preferred, will consider less experience for the right candidate.

  • UK driving licence

  • HGV/LGV licence would be advantageous

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative & part of a team

  • Experience preferred but training available for the right candidate.


Call Stuart Clifford on 01228 791242 for more information.



We reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete the online application form at Wm Armstrong Group Careers. You can if you wish send your CV with a covering letter by email to or for postal applications, post to:


HR Department, Wm Armstrong Ltd, Townfoot, Longtown, CA6 5LY

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