Ryder expands mobile maintenance business in Lichfield

Commercial vehicle contract hire, rental and maintenance services provider Ryder is expanding its Mobile Maintenance Services business and creating new local employment opportunities in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Ryder Lichfield is the control hub for the company’s mobile maintenance services technicians who are deployed across the country to repair and maintain its fleet of 20,000 leased and rental trucks, trailers and vans.

The company is recruiting for nine new roles, all with a technical aspect, to join its 120-strong mobile maintenance team.

The key vacancies are for maintenance controllers; these are technical, office-based roles that either support and oversee the deployment of Ryder’s team of mobile maintenance technicians or work with Ryder’s vendor and dealer network.

"We are looking for technically-minded people who have an understanding of approving, authorising and validating the type of work that is deployed to our Technicians or network," says Stuart Porter, customer operations manager at Ryder Mobile Maintenance Services.

"Our Mobile Maintenance Controllers effectively assign jobs to our Mobile Technicians, and approve the work that the Technicians advise needs to be undertaken, while external Mobile Maintenance Controllers work with our vendor and dealer network again to approve the work that is identified."

Two additional vacancies also exist within the Compliance and Planning team, with a remit to ensure that any vehicles Ryder puts on the road are safe, legal and compliant.

Ryder recently expanded its Devizes operations, creating 25 new roles within its FleetCare business.

Tony Roebuck, Ryder external and mobile operations director, added: "Ryder is continually investing in the skills and capabilities of our people to improve the 24/7 service support we provide to keep our customers’ fleets running reliably, efficiently and safely. Many of our customers are involved in transporting essential supplies across the UK, and Ryder is working hard to keep supply chains moving during these difficult times. Health and safety is our top priority and we have adjusted our working practices so we can work safely while supporting our customers’ transport operations. Lichfield is a strategically important operation for Ryder and we are delighted to be growing the team at this time."

Full details on the new roles can be found on the Ryder careers website.

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