CV,Vehicle Technician Seeking Work North West England Maybe Overseas

I am currently unavailable for work
Serial No: 6827
(30/12/1981, male)
Skills keywords: inspection, reliable
Short Bio:

A successful and career minded person, coming to the end of a career with the British Army. Achieved successful operational tours in Afghanistan and Iraq looking for a large and successful company to adapt my abilities too. Was an exceptional exchange student in Australia learning and applying my trade to benefit myself and the Australian Army. Successfully taught and trained the Afghanistan National Army trade knowledge and skills in equipment care and trade to aid the transition period and self reliance of Afghanistan.

Current location: Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: United Kingdom


A Experienced and Proficient  HGV Vehicle technician, effective team leader and efficient instructor. Loyal employee and excellent time keeper. Very confident in decision making, taking the lead and responsibilities, uses own initiative and responds under pressure to time restraints to complete jobs. Capable of working as a team member or by self.

Key Skills

  • Skilled and Competent tradesman whilst on operations or in barracks.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership qualities.
  • Proactive and decisive decision maker.
  • Excellent customer care skills, dealing effectively with queries and complaints.
  • Proficient on, Leyland Daf, Scania, Bedford, Foden and Mann trucks.
  • Capable of using Microsoft software( Excel ,Office and PowerPoint)

Career History

ARMY, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Equipment care Advisor. Jan 2012 – Mar 2013

Deployment to Afghanistan, working in a three man team. Responsible for the training and development of the Afghan Army.

  • Effectively training soldiers in all aspects of equipment care. Ranging from basic health and hygiene. Trade knowledge on Humvee and International Vehicles to the complete running of efficient workshop facilities.
  • Carried out numerous battle damage repairs with basic equipment and facilities, working on Leyland Daf, Huskey, Mastiff, Oshkosh and Mann vehicles.

Line Manager – 2010 – 2012

Responsible for the receipt and issue of all equipment Submitted into the workshop for repair. The point of contact for all enquiries ranging from equipment users, maintainers and customers, including both internal and external agencies. Manage and advise junior tradesman on personnel development and trade knowledge. Control and meet targets on operations.

  • Effectively commanded a team of up to 15 personnel adhering to correct doctrine and solving technical problems of vehicles for junior tradesman.
  • Maintained and serviced up to 115 pieces of equipment under self-supervision. Sending monthly returns on Microsoft Excel about vehicle fleet, keeping fleet at <80% serviceability to achieve unit military  operations.
  • Successfully guided and aided three junior tradesmen to gain NVQ qualifications in engineering.
  • Deployed a section of 7 junior tradesmen into Kenya meeting all requirements of repair, inspections and servicing on Landrover, Bedford and Leyland Daf equipment as well 105mm Artillary Guns adhering to VOSA standards.

Senior Tradesman, Team member – 2007 – 2010

Carried out the inspections, repair, modification and maintenance of equipment. Demand and dispatch spare parts to correct equipment. Develop the technical and military skills of junior tradesmen.

  • Inspected and repaired a fleet of up to 120 HGV vehicles, including Mann, Foden, Leyland, Bedford and Scania Low Loaders, Armoured vehicles and JCB with all complying with VOSA standards enabling the Regt to keep availability <85%
  • Instructed and successfully Guided 5 junior tradesmen to an apprenticeship in Engineering NVQ Level 4 and Aiding a further 2 to NVQ Level 3.
  • Sole leader in ordering correct spares using correct paperwork to record and designate to the correct equipment.
  • Aided in the training of junior soldiers using vast knowledge of equipment to enhance technical trade skills.

Team Member – 2003 – 2007

Carry out Repair and maintenance of vehicles under supervision of senior Tradesmen. Comply with H&S and COSHH legislation and improve personal development.

  • Provided equipment maintenance and servicing both on operations and in normal peace time. A maintenance crew member on recovery fleet for first sight repair.
  • Became the COSHH 2 i/c responsible for both ordering and issuing items of COSHH to fellow workshop employees.
  • Used technical doctrines to problem solve and located spare components.


Nebosh General Certificate

Level 5 Diploma – IML 2011

Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship – 2006

City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Engineering 7 units – 2006

City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Fitting and Assembly – 2006

City & Guilds Level 1 Adult Literacy – 2005

Key Skills Level 2: Application of number, Information technology, Communication,         Personnel Skills and Problem solving – 1999

Training and Continuous Professional Development

GCSEs including Maths, Science and English grade C

Additional Information

Full, Clean EU driving licence, with in date ADR ticket (Classes 2,3,4,5,6,8,9 in tanks)

CPC qualified.

Qualified in Military of defence instructional technics.

2 x Operational tours of Falklands and Afghanistan. 1x operational tour Iraq and 1x exchange programme to Australia. Various training programmes in Canada and Jordon.