• Job Reference: 00005759-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Lanes Group
  • Location: Colnbrook, Surrey
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description



At Lanes Group nothing is more important than the health, safety and well-being of our people and our customers. It’s a major reason we are the UK’s largest independent specialist infrastructure delivery partner of choice with a turnover in excess of £530 million, (EBITDA £45m), with over 4,000 brilliant people and a countrywide network of operational locations. Our services cover the majority of the FTSE 100 & 250 respectfully.


Strong leadership being at our heart, supporting our people ensuring they are engaged with purpose, rewarded and recognised whilst delivering absolute exacting operational excellence being a leading entity and enviable delivery team embracing quality and compliance in our overarching delivery, one of our fundamental key differentiators.


In this critical role of ensuring our organisation is known for being the best in everything we do, known for leaving a legacy of absolute quality and compliance and, keeping our promises at all times is our absolute mantra.


An essential part of our transport team, you will be responsible for the maintenance of our fleet of vehicles (ranging from small vans to HGVs). You will need to be organised and have good attention to detail. The ideal candidate is someone that holds a real passion for all thing automotive, whilst taking a proactive approach to manual fault finding through to resolution.


Position: Fitter

Location: Based out of the Iver depot but travelling across all of the Waste Network Services catchment

Job Type: Permanent, full-time

Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 Hours

Salary: OTE £50,000 per annum depending upon experience

Benefits: 21 days holiday (plus bank holidays); health cash plan; free onsite parking; auto enrolment pension scheme; friendly working environment; company van and fuel card provided


About the Role:

You will be responsible for a wide variety vehicle related maintenance including but not limited to:


Hydraulic and High Pressure Jetting Systems

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of hydraulic systems, including pumps, hoses, and control mechanisms.
  • Specialize in maintaining and troubleshooting high-pressure jetting systems used in drain and sewer cleaning operations.
  • Conduct regular inspections and testing to ensure the optimal performance of hydraulic and jetting equipment.

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Conduct routine inspections and maintenance of the company's fleet of vehicles, with a particular emphasis on hydraulic components.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot hydraulic and high-pressure jetting system issues to ensure timely and effective repairs.
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on hydraulic systems to maximize reliability.

Repair and Troubleshooting

  • Respond promptly to breakdowns and emergencies involving hydraulic and jetting systems, providing on-site repairs to minimize downtime.
  • Utilize diagnostic tools and equipment to identify and rectify technical issues related to high-pressure equipment.
  • Collaborate with the wider team to analyse recurring problems and implement preventive measures.

Legislation and Compliance

  • Stay up-to-date with relevant legislation and industry standards related to hydraulic systems and high-pressure jetting operations.
  • Ensure all maintenance and repair activities comply with health and safety regulations, environmental standards, and industry best practices.
  • Implement and promote safe working practices among the team in accordance with legal requirements.


About You:

The ideal candidate will be hard working and respectful and comply with health and safety standards. Having a strong background in commercial HGV vehicle servicing is essential. You will need to have a Class B Driving Licence and fully recognised industry qualifications (City & Guilds or Industry Equivalent). Class C+E / HGV Class 2 Drivers Licence are essential. IOSH or NEBOSH qualifications would be useful. Previous water industry experience is preferred and hydraulics experience is desirable.