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We are currently recruiting for new staff.

If you fancy working at Bristol Caravans, please email your CV for the attention of Mr Wood, with covering letter explaining why your experience might be a good fit.

Email: service@bristolcaravans.com

 

Caravan Motorhome Technician Vacancy

Caravan Motorhome Technician Vacancy

£36,400.00 per year – Opportunity to learn…

We look forward to welcoming a fully skilled caravan and motorhome technician to our team.

Could you be just the person we are looking for?

Are you looking for a challenge?
Do you enjoy feeling valued as part of a successful team?
Are you tidy, smart, well organised and pay attention to detail?

Are you an experienced, fully-skilled caravan and motorhome technician looking for a change?

If you have answered yes to the above, you may be just the person we are looking for!

If you are technical and enjoy the satisfaction of pleasing customers after a job well done, this may be the job for you!

If you are a Monday morning moaner, please DO NOT apply.

We are looking for a positive person to join our enthusiastic and committed team.

We opened our doors in 2012 and since then, we have developed to help over 1,000 customers each year with their caravans, motorhomes and camper vans.

As a result of customer loyalty and continued growth, we now seek a talented caravan/motorhome technician to assist in our busy workshop.

In return we can offer candidates a rewarding long-term career, with ongoing training.

We want to deliver the best customer experience in the industry and we invite you to come along with us for the journey.

We are already trained and approved by industry brands including: AWS NCC, ALKO, ALDE, Thetford, Dometic, Whale, Adria, MA-VE. You are already or aspire to be at this level.

Requirements:

Ideally you already have experience in the Motorhome & Caravan industry or a similar environment. City & Guilds or NCC Qualifications are an advantage and the ideal candidate will be ACOP/LPG registered and 230v electrical qualified. A full clean driving licence is also required for this position.

This role may also suit a Mobile Caravan Engineer, Workshop Vehicle Technician, Vehicle Mechanic or Mechanical Fitter who wish to transfer and adapt their skills and knowledge. If transferring in from another sector, you will be keen to gain the relevant qualifications within the Motorhome and Caravan industry through our company.

Ability to follow instructions and use initiative to overcome complications.

Ability to record and report all service, faults, repairs correctly to ensure compliance and audit trail.

Able to promote and maintain good relations with customers, maintaining standards and promoting the good image of the company.

Ability to comply with all aspects of health and safety good practice.

You are a caring person, who is aligned to our culture of:

“How can I help” & “Do the right thing”

You possess a “can do” attitude and an enthusiasm to develop your position further as time progresses.

You have superb attention to detail, you hate untidy working, you have an organised mentality and will be physically fit, reliable, hardworking, have a positive attitude, able to work as part of our friendly team or use your own initiative.

You will be an experienced multi-skilled technician.

You think ahead, anticipating the tools and parts required to complete a repair.

Presentable, personable and able to represent the company when speaking to customers.

Motivated to work unsupervised with the ability to work to job times and deadlines.

You understand that a workshop role is based on selling time.

A flexible approach to your work.

Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to keep calm and collected in challenging situations.

You must hold a full, current, UK Driving license.

You must have your own hand tools.

Languages – must be fluent in English and be able to write competently.

IT – You must be able to use company systems / tablets / PC to capture data and report or jobs.

Excellent verbal communication skills – have the ability to convey information verbally to fellow team members and customers.

Stable under pressure – react well to change and stay positive despite setbacks.

Able to work as part of a team.

Able to adapt to the company’s needs in the way we deliver our service.
Ideally you already have experience in the Motorhome & Caravan industry or a similar environment. City & Guilds or NCC Qualifications are an advantage and the ideal candidate will be ACOP/LPG registered and 230v electrical qualified. A full clean driving licence is also required for this position.

Reliable and take pride in the quality of your work.

Desirable:
You have current or previous experience as a Habitation Technician within a caravan or motorhome dealership.
Preferably 3 years’ experience within the industry with the following:
LPG gas qualification (ACOPS) or alt. Gas certification
12v & 230v Experience including fault finding.
City & guilds Service engineers’ qualification.
NCC Electrical Inspection & Test.
NCC LV/ELV Systems, Equipment & Circuits
Electrical 17th or 18th edition papers.

In the first instance we are looking for a fully skilled technician who can “hit the ground running”.
That said, we are looking for friendly, confident and capable individuals who can deal with all kinds of problems under pressure and remain professional at all times.
We are open to applications from alternative sectors, who have the attitude and energy to transfer, and are multi skilled with experience in motor trade, engineering, plumbing, carpentry or electronics. In these cases training will be provided as necessary.

 

Role summary:
Assisting the team by carrying out service and repair work to a high standard.
Motorhome Habitation service.
Motorhome Engine/Chassis service.
Caravan full service.
LPG gas, water and electrical system servicing, diagnosis and repairs.
Competently fitting hydraulic self-levelling systems.
Fault diagnosis and repair to appliances, system and equipment as needed.

Able to provide telephone & face-to-face technical support when required.
Demonstrating completed works to customers.

To comply with all aspects of health and safety good practice.
To attend workshops and training as and when required.
General fault finding and repairs to 12v, mains 230v electrics, plumbing, heating, LPG.
Warranty diagnosis and repairs.
Carpentry rebuilds and insurance repairs.
Re-sealing and damp repairs.
Accessory fits, examples: solar panels, motor movers, bike racks, awnings, reverse cameras and TV aerials, motorhome towbars, lithium batteries.
Estimating time and parts required to complete repairs.

Hours of work: Full time, permanent – Flexibility and over-time will be required around busier times of the year.

Monday – Friday 8.00 – 17.00 winter hours. 8.00 – 17.30 summer hours with Saturday mornings on a rolling rota.

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.

Based on basic salary, bonus and overtime.
Basic £14.00/ hour + Bonus of £1.20 per hour sold, + Over-time. Dependant on experience and qualifications.

Up to £36,400.00 per year

 

Benefits:

28 days holiday (inc. Bank Holidays), Govt. Pension, Free branded uniform.
We will offer an extremely competitive salary for the right candidate including a fair/rewarding workshop bonus scheme. Starting basic can be discussed depending on your qualifications, experience and skill level.

This role has a current OTE (opportunity to earn) £36,400/Yr.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a company who will offer a rewarding and progressive career.

If you fancy joining a great little company, where you will be noticed, you will make a difference and wish to develop your skills and experience, please get in touch.
To apply for this role and find out more details, please email your CV to:

COVID-19 considerations:
Full COVID-19 precautions, including: UV light vehicle key sanitisation, vehicle sanitisation with Steri-7, 2x weekly Covid tests, masks when with customers inside, latex gloves.

 

If this role interests you, please apply with your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are a good fit for Bristol Caravans.

 

CV and covering letters may be sent to: service@bristolcaravans.com

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Caravan Motorhome Technical Apprentice

Caravan Motorhome Technical Apprentice

Earn while your learn!

We look forward to welcoming a new apprentice to our team, could you be just the person we are looking for?

Do you have an amazing ‘can do’ attitude?

Are you eager to learn new skills, knowledge and understanding?

Are you ready to take the first steps to a fulfilling career?

If you have answered yes to the above, you may be just the person we are looking for!

 

A fully qualified technician with circa. 5 years’ experience can earn up to £36,400

Bristol Caravans is looking for a new apprentice to join our technical workshop team.

This is a Bristol based job in, BS32 4JW. Own transport desirable but not essential as we are situated close to good public transport links.

We are offering a comprehensive in-house, three-year apprenticeship training programme.

You will work alongside a qualified technician, learning on the job whilst underpinned by the technical knowledge delivered by external training agencies.

Over the three year period, you will qualify as a functional, competent caravan and motorhome service technician.

Your study will incorporate both theory and practical aspects, including core qualifications required for membership of the NCC Approved Workshop Scheme:

Your learning programme will include:

MCEA Foundation – 4 day residential
LPG ACOPS Certificate – 5 day residential
NCC Electrical Test & Inspection 230v – 1 day off site
Electrical Extra Low Voltage, Systems & Circuits – 1 day off site
NCC Caravan Service Engineering Award – Home study followed by:
– online theory assessment
– practical assessment – 1 day on site

Once qualified for LPG Gas, you will also attend OEM appliance training with: ALDE, AL-KO, Truma, Whale, Thetford, Dometic and others.

You will need:
GCSE or higher maths,English, ICT.

We welcome GCSE school leavers, A level leavers and Graduates.

This is an apprentice pay grade role and will be assessed on attitude as well as ability.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are a good fit for Bristol Caravans.

 

CV and covering letters may be sent to: service@bristolcaravans.com

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Workshop Assistant

Workshop Assisstant

We look forward to welcoming a semi-skilled professional to our team, could you be just the person we are looking for?

 Are you looking for a challenge?
Do you have an amazing ‘can do’ attitude?
Are you tidy, smart, well organised and pay attention to detail?
Good at maintenance, DIY or mechanically minded?

If you have answered yes to the above, you may be just the person we are looking for!

We are an expanding NCC AWS Approved workshop, looking for an individual to support our existing team. Training will be given to support learning and development.

We are a small but mighty team of valued employees, working together to meet (the is not needed) customer’s caravan, motorhome, or camper van needs.
In some cases, vehicles are handmade, bespoke and worth more than a Ferrari. Can you work to that standard?

We are looking for a self-motivated team player, with a positive can-do approach to life and work.

This exciting opportunity will suit applicants with an interest in vehicles, seeking the challenge of working outside the norm.

Customer interaction forms part of the role, therefore presentation and quality customer communication are essential.

We are working towards a paperless environment, which means you will need to be computer literate and comfortable reporting observations through text and photos.

A successful candidate will be able to use their own initiative, take pride in their work, welcome a varied workload and work within timescales.

Role summary:

This is a hands on role, and includes maintenance support, DIY type jobs, and to assist the workshop team, some examples include:

Assisting with service and repair work to a high standard.

Assisting the fitting of appliances, accessories and equipment as needed.

Drive vehicles over 3.5T to and from the MOT station.

Move parts via our Landrover.

Cut grass when required with our ride on mower.

Empty bins, sweep, support our cleaner.

Use a steam / pressure washer.

Wash vehicles when required.

You will be able to competently follow instructions and use initiative to overcome complications, record and report all aspects of your tasks using IT to ensure compliance and audit trail.

This is a Monday to Friday role with Saturday overtime when required during our busiest periods.

This is a permanent position for the right candidate to start as soon as possible.

We need an extra pair of hands…. can you help?

 

Requirements:

Candidates must hold a clean, UK driving licence (categories C1 & BE), enabling you tow caravans and drive motorhomes over 3.5T.
Physically fit – able to lift, work at height.
Over 21 years, to drive on our motor trader insurance policy.
Excellent English skills, to communicate verbally and in writing.

 

Benefits:
Heated, dry, well-lit workshop
Branded clothing
Individuality and existing skills valued
Training
Recognised for contribution

 

Location: Bristol Job at Bristol Caravans – Almondsbury BS32 4JW

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Pay scale: £9.00-£10.00 per hour  (depending on ability)

If this role interests you, please apply with your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are a good fit for Bristol Caravans.

CV and covering letters may be sent to: service@bristolcaravans.com

 

Bristol Job at Bristol Caravans – Almondsbury BS32 4JW

COVID-19 considerations:
Full COVID-19 precautions in place, including: UV light vehicle key sanitisation, vehicle sanitisation with Steri-7, daily wipe down, 2x weekly Covid tests, masks when with customers inside, latex gloves.

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