Company Description

DPD is one of the fastest growing express parcel delivery companies in the UK, with a turnover of £1.9 billion. As a multi award-winning company that has been voted the nation’s favourite parcel carrier for eight years running, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technology, recruit and retain the best people in the industry and be the UK’s most sustainable delivery company.

Job Description

Due to continued growth we are delighted to announce we are currently recruiting for an experienced and highly motivated  HGV Workshop Technician/ Mechanic  to join our thriving business. This role, which is based at our site in Smethwick, will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to be part of the UK’s leading parcel delivery business. This role will be working nights covering a continental shift pattern of 4 on 4 off on  days 06.40 – 19:00

As the successful HGV Technician/Mechanic, you will report to the Workshop Manager and be a key member of the team. Working in a time critical distribution environment, your key accountabilities will include;

  • Servicing and maintaining DPD’s fleet of approximately 900  Mercedes Benz  tractor units and in 1,600 trailers.
  • Fault Diagnostics  on vehicles
  • MOT Preparation  for the vehicles
  • Weekly/ monthly checks of HGV vehicles
  • Mechanical and Electrical repairs  on vehicles
  • Qualifications

    About You

    As the successful candidate you will have had experience working within a similar Heavy Goods or Heavy Plant role, or have knowledge of yellow goods repairs. Ideally you will be Level 3 trained in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or be a time served technician.

    You will have knowledge of working on Mercedes, DAF, Dennis, Volvo and Renault vehicles.

    You must demonstrate the core values of DPD’s DNA – Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability

    It would be advantageous if you were irtech licence qualified however this is not essential as we can provide further accreditation for this.

    Additional Information

    Job Specifics

    You will have a comprehensive induction to DPD and the Workshop where we explain all working practices. Your induction will also include attendance at our Corporate Induction. 

    A LGV Class 1 Driving Licence is desirable for this role but not essential. 


    Your package will include a competitive salary and you will also be entitled to a competitive bonus scheme. As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000’s of retailers.

    DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer

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