Breakdown Controller – Head Office, Normanton

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Working hours:  Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm.

Job Function: To ensure the smooth, efficient, and cost-effective running of the Breakdown function.

Reporting to: Senior Breakdown Controller.

Liaising with: Operations Manager, Service Manager, Operations Team, Customers & Suppliers.

Responsibilities:

  • Receiving breakdown calls and providing solutions by liaising with the relevant suppliers/engineering support.
  • Communicating with customers via phone/email and giving regular progress updates on vehicle repair status.
  • Ensure vehicle downtime is kept to an absolute minimum and escalate where necessary.
  • Liaising with other departments to raise purchase orders, recharges and liaising with accounts on any billing queries.
  • Interact closely with other departments, in particular, finance, workshop and sales.
  • Provide a high level of accuracy and detail on all records created within Syrinx.
  • Always maintain professional and courteous conversational dialogue when speaking with customers on the telephone and when customers visit our premises.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures.
  • Perform OOH cover on a Rota basis this will be subject to additional pay for hours worked.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Well organised and strong planning skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Prior vehicle knowledge is desirable, but not essential.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solver with ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

Yard Controller – Normanton Depot

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Type: Permanent, Full-time

Working hours:  40 hours. (8am – 5pm)

Job Function: Maintain Organisational Control of Depot Vehicle Storage

Reporting to: Depot Controller

Liaising with: Power Access Engineers, LCV Technicians, Operations, Logistics.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all vehicles on site are identified and allocated to designated parking area
  • Weekly audits
  • Internal Vehicle Movements between designated parking and workshops
  • Ensure all off hires are booked in using off hire system and PDA
  • Support operational function with vehicle location within storage area
  • Ensure all vehicle keys are safe and stored securely and marked up with vehicle details
  • Communicate effectively with the Operations Manager with regards to any defects or unsafe equipment.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintain the workshop/workspace in a clean and safe manner.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures at all times.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties.

Requirements:

  • Full Driving License – Required
  • Excellent logical and organisational approach
  • PC literate – Microsoft Packages – Advantageous
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an acute understanding good customer service.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

Power Access Engineer – CAP Qualified – Normanton Depot

Lineup of Vehicle Mounted Access Platforms outside warehouse

Location: Normanton

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Working hours:  40 hours. (8am – 5pm)

Job Function: To provide engineering support for the workshop function.

Reporting to: Senior Engineer/Operations Manager.

Liaising with: Engineers, Parts Dept, LCV Technicians.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out pre-delivery inspections of vehicle mounted Power Access Platforms at the Depot.
  • Ensure compliance with the manufacturer’s guidelines, company policy and any regulations affecting the safe operation.
  • Communicate effectively with the Senior Engineer or Operations Manager with regards to any defects or unsafe equipment.
  • Investigate faults, diagnose, and repair platforms as required to ensure conformance with the company policy.
  • Carry out LOLER inspections in compliance to the manufacturer’s guidelines & regulations.
  • Correctly process all jobs on the works handheld tablet to include the allocation of labour time and any parts used, updating the status of all vehicles as appropriate.
  • Ensure efficient stock control processes are adhered to for all parts/consumables used.
  • Report any potential customer recharges or warranty repairs to the Service Department.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintain the workshop/workspace in a clean and safe manner.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures at all times.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties.

Requirements:

  • Experience with mobile or vehicle mounted Power Access Platforms (MEWP) maintenance and inspection routines.
  • IPAF Operators License 1b
  • IPAF Competent Assessed Person (CAP) qualification.
  • Relevant general maintenance qualification and proven experience gained within the plant rental sector.
  • Experience in auto electrics, hydraulics and diagnostics/fault finding.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an acute understanding good customer service.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

Power Access Engineer – Normanton Depot

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Normanton

Working hours:  40 hours. (8am – 5pm)

Job Function: To provide engineering support for the workshop function.

Reporting to: Senior Engineer/Operations Manager.

Liaising with: Engineers, Parts Dept, LCV Technicians.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out pre-delivery inspections of vehicle mounted Power Access Platforms at the Depot.
  • Ensure compliance with the manufacturer’s guidelines, company policy and any regulations affecting the safe operation.
  • Communicate effectively with the Senior Engineer or Operations Manager with regards to any defects or unsafe equipment.
  • Investigate faults, diagnose, and repair platforms as required to ensure conformance with the company policy.
  • Correctly process all jobs on the works handheld tablet to include the allocation of labour time and any parts used, updating the status of all vehicles as appropriate.
  • Ensure efficient stock control processes are adhered to for all parts/consumables used.
  • Report any potential customer recharges or warranty repairs to the Service Department.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintain the workshop/workspace in a clean and safe manner.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures at all times.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties.

Requirements:

  • Experience with mobile or vehicle mounted Power Access Platforms (MWEP) maintenance and inspection routines.
  • Relevant general maintenance qualification and proven experience gained within the plant rental sector.
  • Experience in auto electrics, hydraulics and diagnostics/fault finding.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an acute understanding good customer service.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

HGV Driver – Normanton Depot

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Type: Permanent, Full-time & Part-time hours available

Location:  Normanton.

Working hours:  40 hours.

Job Function: To provide timeous professional delivery/collection of units to/from site.

Reporting to: Depot Manager.

Liaising with: Customers, Depot Staff and Hire Desk administrators.

The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, will have excellent planning journey skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Check condition of units and take a pictures on the tablet prior to delivery.
  • Deliver equipment to site and complete handover process with customer.
  • Collect units from site and complete handover process with customer.
  • Conduct thorough inspections of units for any damages/shortages on collection and ensure they are noted correctly on the tablet, pictures are taken and signed for wherever possible by the customer.
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks and reporting any defects. Including correct manufacturers service intervals are adhered to.
  • Ensure digital tachographs are used and downloaded in line with current legislation.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to in relation to all operations.
  • Keep vehicle organised, clean and tidy at all times.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties requested by your Manager.

Requirements:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with handheld tablets and vehicle condition appraisal would be an advantage.
  • Current Driver CPC digital Tacho card.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • 2 years driving experience on a UK driving licence.
  • Be always polite and well-mannered.
  • May be needed to do early starts and occasional nights out.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

LCV Technician – Normanton Depot

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Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Normanton

Working hours: 45 hours.

Job Function: Responsible for Workshop maintaining vehicles, carrying out inspections, repairs and services.

Reporting to: Depot Manager.

Liaising with: Logistic Supervisor, Hire Desk, Vehicle Mechanics, Hoist Engineers, Drivers and all other Head Office Staff.

The ideal candidate must be confident and able to carry out vehicle diagnostics using a range of diagnostic equipment and also prepare vehicles for MOT test.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out routine maintenance and repairs on all types of vehicles.
  • Inspect, diagnose and rectify any mechanical and electrical faults.
  • Repair or replace broken or defective parts. 
  • Attend breakdowns on site, fault diagnosis and correct rectification.
  • Correctly process all jobs on the works handheld tablet to include the allocation of labor and any parts used.
  • Process any parts requirements and support the optimum parts stock level system. 
  • Be diligent and report any potential customer recharges to the Depot Manager and via the handheld tablet.
  • Provide back-up support in other areas within the business.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to in relation to site operations.
  • Be an ambassador for the company, ensuring a polite, friendly and professional manner at all times.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties requested by your Manager.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an LCV Technician.
  • NVQ Level 3 qualification in Light Vehicle Mechanics, Maintenance Repair.
  • Experience in carrying out diagnostic repairs and fault finding.
  • A full current driving license.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, work well under pressure and to strict deadlines.
  • Awareness and understanding of health and safety requirements.
  • Good professionalism and ability to work as part of a team.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

Access Hire Brings Van Mounted MEWPs to Connected North 2024

The UK’s telecoms industry understands the huge commercial opportunity to transform digital infrastructure in the North. But with pressure to simultaneously expand high-speed coverage, innovation will no longer just be a question of technology – it will be a question of strategy and implementation.

That’s why Access Hire is so excited to attend this year’s Connected North. The event presents an opportunity to showcase our range of vehicle mounted MEWPs and specialist fibre vehicles.

Connected North

When is Connected North 2024?

Connected North 2024 will be held on 22th-23th April at Manchester Central. From rural connectivity to fibre and 5G delivery, the event will feature 200 speakers discussing the challenges that will define the future of the North’s digital infrastructure.

Access Hire will be at Stand 3B

Our specialist team will be on hand to showcase the 3.5T MEWP and other specialist vehicles. We offer telecoms companies:

Deep industry expertise

Our team understands the service required to hit performance related fibre targets, minimise downtime, tailored contract solutions – and we’ve spent 15 years supporting innovative telecoms projects.

Cutting-edge equipment

We operate the UK’s largest and most modern fleet. With over 1,600 vehicles, our vehicles help telecom companies reduce maintenance costs, hit sustainability goals and meet ULEZ requirements.

Fully managed and inclusive nationwide service

From breakdown and recovery to delivering replacement vehicles to your site, our year-round inclusive support reduces your costs and keeps your project running.

Expert knowledge and fully accredited training providers (IPAF)

Our in-house operations team is always on hand to offer expert advice and guidance. We also run an approved IPAF training centre, offering on-site training at convenient location on van mounted MEWPs.

Specialist fibre vehicles

Our splicing vans were designed and built based on feedback from the telecoms industry, ensuring unparalleled safety, efficiency and welfare.

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Our van mounted MEWPs solve all of these problems

With leasing options to manage cost concerns, our 3.5T MEWPs are ULEZ-compliant, enable the flexibility required for projects on tough terrains and have been trusted by multiple leading telecom companies to deliver their most important projects.

Why Van Mounted MEWPs Are Essential for City Maintenance Projects

Few things are more important for modern infrastructure contracting firms than the ability to adapt to changing environments. 

From navigating Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) to reducing noise pollution in residential areas, the strategic equipment and vehicles you use can dictate whether your firm is a viable candidate for a project

But what does that mean for city maintenance projects in 2024? And how can forward-thinking firms ensure they are prepared for a wide range of upcoming opportunities?

Urban Projects Require Greater Flexibility

Firms that want to work on city maintenance projects may face two problems: 

  1. They need to be able to work at heights in a safe and secure manner
  2. They need to move quickly through crowded areas

Many firms have historically opted for vertical lift MEWPs to enable workers to reach heights while reducing the risk of a fall. The only problem is the majority of MEWPs require a tow, which makes moving them around both slow and cumbersome. And they take up a lot of space, which makes navigating many urban environments difficult, often requiring advanced planning.

From street light repairs to building inspections, there will be many projects for which these MEWPs simply will not be fit for purpose. But fortunately, there is a simple solution that sets your firm up to work on any project you can land.

How can Van Mounted MEWPs Support City Maintenance Projects

1. INcreased accessibility

Access Hire’s range of van mounted MEWPs solve both problems posed by city maintenance projects: they enable your employee to work securely at a range of heights, while removing the need for towing. You can simply drive the van to the required spot, and move it quickly whenever necessary.

2. Flexible scale

Our range of van mounted MEWPs fit a range of needs including different:

  • Heights
  • Outreaches
  • Spare load capacities
  • Custom specification

This ensures you can choose the exact specification to meet your needs, and switch it up for your next project.

3. 24/7 support

City maintenance projects require you to work at heights at a range of times. But if there is an issue with your MEWPs, the entire schedule is at the mercy of your provider’s support hours.

With Access Hire, you have access to a 24/7 specialist support team and consultations from our in-house experts. This ensures any challenge is resolved quickly and downtime is minimised.

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Win More City Maintenance Contracts with Access Hire

Ultimately, working with Access Hire is the perfect way to prepare for a busy year and ensure you can seamlessly take on any city maintenance project. With the country’s largest and most modern fleet of van mounted MEWPs, we provide the security you need to keep your projects running. 

Want to partner with us and get ready for your busiest year yet?

The UK’s Telecommunications Industry Needs Electric Van Mounted MEWPs

From growing consumer demand to the ongoing rollout of 5G, the UK’s telecommunication industry has many reasons to be optimistic. But after a recent pledge from many of the country’s leading telecom brands to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, many will wonder: what exactly can the industry do to ensure sustainability throughout its entire supply chain?

Electric vehicles are an easy win

According to Bain and company, 85% of telecom brands’ carbon emissions come from scope three emissions, with network construction accounting for a large proportion of their overall footprint. This means a focus on factors like the kind of van mounted MEWPs and other strategic equipment used during construction and maintenance are essential to decarbonisation efforts.

Fortunately, 2023 saw the emergence of the UK’s first fleet of fully-electric van mounted MEWPs. This represents an easy win for telecom brands: they can quickly replace their existing MEWPs with fully-electric alternatives that have already proven popular with early adopters.

Here are three benefits this will bring:

1. Reduce environmental impact

Fully-electric van mounted MEWPs eliminate both carbon emissions and noise pollution. They run on 100% electric power, enabling you to operate with ease in Ultra Low Emission Zones. This can have a profound impact on the total environmental impact of construction and maintenance projects, leading to…

2. Improve ESG

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scores are increasingly crucial to secure investments. Embracing fully-electric van mounted MEWPs will give a solid boost to any telecom brand’s ESG, helping them access funding during times of increased competition.

3. Better performance

Access Zero’s fully-electric van mounted MEWPs come with 24/7 operational support, and you get a dedicated account manager to ensure the transition process is fast and smooth. The result? Your new MEWPs are secure and reliable – helping every project stay on track.

Take Control of Your Supply Chain in 2024

At Access Hire, we believe our partners should never settle for second best. That’s why we pride ourselves on delivering the most innovative products on the market – and making them easily accessible for every business we work with.

Want to start decarbonising your projects?

Why Facility Managers Need to Embrace Electric Van Mounted MEWPs

Every facility manager today knows they need to reduce their carbon footprint.

76% say their clients consider sustainability “the most important issue” in the tendering process¹, meaning that carbon reduction is not just about ethics – it’s crucial to winning business.

But how can facility managers produce a meaningful reduction without totally overhauling their existing processes?

The answer is simple: through embracing fully electric van mounted MEWPs for ongoing maintenance work.

Van Mounted MEWPs are an opportunity to reduce emissions

Facility managers routinely use van mounted MEWPs to undertake maintenance work, and few leaders have  identified them as an opportunity to reduce emissions. But as pressure to institute more sustainable processes, many are looking to this new option.

CBRE recently argued that facilities managers should switch to an electric fleet to improve sustainability². And the chief reason most facility managers haven’t made the switch is there was not a reliable source of fully-electric van mounted MEWPs – until now.

The rise of fully-electric Van Mounted MEWPs

Earlier this year, Access Zero launched the UK’s only fleet of fully-electric van mounted MEWPs. With zero carbon emissions and silent running, they enable facility managers to undertake regular maintenance work without adding to their carbon footprint or contributing to noise issues.

This is an important step for the facility management industry. A study from Reading University found that facilities managers are far less likely to measure and inspect their supply chain for carbon emissions than other factors³. But the introduction of fully-electric options makes it far easier to ensure your fleet is clean – and therefore signals your attention to detail.

now is the time to act

There is a major opportunity for facility managers to become early adopters of electric vehicles – and they should grasp it with both hands. Not only will doing so show their intent to reduce emissions and implement more sustainable practices; it will position them as pioneers in the industry – which could have a lasting positive effect on their reputation. 

Better still, it is easy to introduce fully-electric van mounted MEWPs today. With Access Zero as your dedicated partner, you have everything you need to make a seamless transition that will give you a clear edge in the tendering process.

Want to learn more about Access Zero’s fully-electric fleet?

1.https://www.rics.org/content/dam/ricsglobal/documents/to-be-sorted/rics-uk-fm-survey_final.pdf
2.https://www.cbre.co.uk/insights/articles/a-vision-for-sustainable-facilities-management
3.https://centaur.reading.ac.uk/31211/1/1054682013021983409233.pdf