CV, Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technician targets Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 11873

Skills keywords:  business owner
Short Bio:

An ambitious and dedicated Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technician with recent experience owning / managing a successful business. A highly self-motivated professional who actively pursues opportunities to gain new skills, having established and maintained an independent motor vehicle repair garage in the UK. Effectively leads, develops and motivates a team to achieve objectives within deadlines while delivering high standards of customer service.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: british
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: canada

Career Summary

2012 – date ARMSTRONG AUTOS, Luton, UK


• Establishing this new independent motor vehicle repair garage and successfully developing a strong customer base by providing high levels of expertise and service at all times

• Performing a diverse range of daily duties as a Vehicle Technician, including analyzing / resolving complex mechanical problems such as engine / transmission changes and wiring / on-board computer issues

• Effectively prioritizing workload and managing time to fulfil technical and business responsibilities simultaneously, including applying sales / marketing / management skills to promote the business

• As the Partner responsible for the direction and growth of the business, developing short, medium and long term plans to ensure the profitability of the business

Key achievements:

• Establishing and managing the ongoing success of Armstrong Autos as the partner responsible for the direction and growth of the business

• Significantly growing the customer base and doubling turnover and profit in the first 18 months of business, in spite of challenging economic circumstances

2010 – 2012 DIAGNOSIS DIESEL, Luton, UK

Sole Trader

• Providing specialist skills and knowledge in diagnosing and repairing Diesel / Renault vehicles, additionally, fulfilling responsibilities as a Hydraulic Diesel Injector Removal Specialist

• Providing third party diagnostic expertise to numerous independent garages in the northern Home Counties and completing training as an Air Conditioning Specialist

• As a Freelance Coach Driver, providing transport for various educational visits and foreign visitor European tours, ensuring compliance with all relevant policies, procedures and regulations

Key achievements:

• Establishing and developing this successful mobile repair business as a sole trader

2009 – 2010 THE DIESEL WORKSHOP, Luton, UK


• Working effectively as part of a team to complete a diverse range of daily tasks in accordance with specified standards, client specifications and agreed deadlines

Key achievements:

• Pro-actively pursuing opportunities to gain experience working with a wide range of vehicle manufacturers and technologies

2004 – 2009 CAMDEN RENAUT, Dunstable, UK

Apprentice / Vehicle Technician

• Participating in training and gaining practical experience in all aspects of Diesel Engines, incorporating light passenger vehicles and mid-sized commercial vehicles

• Completing training as a Bosch Vehicle Technician, testing / rebuilding Diesel Pumps / Injectors and working predominantly on engine / transmission rebuild / changes

Key achievements:

• Successfully completing a challenging apprenticeship program and qualifying as a Renault Trained Vehicle Technician

• Gaining recognition as the leading student at Carter and Carter in 2007

Education & Qualifications

IMIAL NVQ: Level 3, Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Carter & carter Plc., Ruddington, Nottingham UK, 2007

IMIAL Diploma: Level 3, Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Carter & carter Plc., Ruddington, Nottingham UK, 2007

5 GCSEs: Including English and Mathematics

South Luton High School, Luton, UK, 2004

Professional Development

 IMIAL Level 1 Key Skills, Information & Communication Technology, 2007

 IMIAL Level 2 key skills, Communication, 2007

 PCV Class 1 License Holder

 CRB Holder

 Refrigerant Handling course completion; F Gas Certified

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

 Associate Member, the Institute of the Motor Industry

 Leading Cadet, TS Keyes Luton Sea Cadets

Key I.T. Skills

 Microsoft Office

 Bespoke systems (Renault Clip, Bosch KTS, Snap-On verdict) and various proprietary vehicle manufacture diagnostic software packages

Personal Details

Driving licence: Full; clean (car and bus)