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Job Role:                                 VMU Operative                                                                       

Division/Department:             Domestic Transport                            

Location:                                 Dartford                                  

Reports to:                              VMU Team Leader                                                      

About Europa Worldwide Group:

Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator specialising in Road freight, Air & Sea freight and Warehousing.

We provide market leading products and services to leading international and UK businesses who have chosen Europa because of its commitment to providing best in class services.

We have featured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top Track 250 three times and employ over 1,300 staff globally. The company’s turnover of £260 million in 2021 is expecting to increase to £300 million in 2022.

Position Summary:

To work within the team of VMU Operatives ensuring completion of first fix works to trailers and trucks where appropriate.

This is where you come in:

The right candidate will have to have the ability to work as part of a fast paced and good-humoured team yet be able to work on your own initiative where required.  The job requires flexibility to cover 3 shifts for a 6am, 9am, and 11am start to cover an 8/10hr shift. (Transport to decide)

The entire team must adhere to on-site H&S Compliance with regards to Housekeeping controls.

Our Ideal Person will have :

  • Experience in use of Hand Tools (Own hand tools ideally)
  • Be knowledgeable with experience in first fix trailer & truck repairs (non-mechanical)
  • Knowledge of requirements for Trailer Preventative Maintenance Inspections
  • Understand Trailer & truck legal compliance regulations
  • Great communication skills both written and verbal

In this role, you will:

  • Complete first fix to rolling stock ensure that efficiency and quality is maintained in service offered to the required standard.
  • Advise Team Leader regarding parts for the vehicles/trailers and when stocks are low so replacements can be ordered.
  • Complete trailer services in line with the required timetable as guided by the VMU Team Leader to ensure this is completed with minimal impact to the operation.
  • Perform preventative main inspections on vehicles to ensure low level issues are dealt with swiftly
  • Partake in weekly and monthly checks to VMU as required completing necessary paperwork to provide due diligence and audit trails.
  • Deliver housekeeping standards within the VMU working area to ensure the area is kept safe and clear of obstructions that could cause injury.
  • Complete curtain repairs as required so doesn’t impact operational service.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Team Leader/Line Manager, commensurate with the role.
  • Ensure you comply and follow our company values, which we refer to as ‘Our Approach to Business’!

What you can expect from us:

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Europa Rewards Scheme (offers/discounts on latest technology, vouchers, gym membership etc)
  • The opportunity to develop, progress and work within a global organisation which is rapidly growing.
  • A fantastic working culture which promotes excellent work/life balance.
  • Working closely with a team of talented individuals with a great work ethic who also love to have fun!
  • Contributory company pension scheme.
  • Additional holiday scheme
  • Employee Wellbeing Programme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Canteen facilities?
  • Company events





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