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Ryder seeks office-based engineers for HGV maintenance

Ryder is continuing with the expansion of its Devizes operation in Wiltshire by recruiting more people for its FleetCare business.

The FleetCare division maintains Ryder’s 20,000 leased trucks and trailers by managing and overseeing its 380-strong network of approved third-party maintenance providers.

Ryder is now recruiting for a further four fleet maintenance engineers to join its FleetCare team based at Devizes. The new positions are office-based, so ideal for HGV-qualified technicians who are looking to hang up their overalls, says Ryder.

"We are looking for people with experience gained either within an HGV shop floor environment, or HGV roadside assistance role, who are perhaps at a stage in their career where they no longer want to crawl underneath a vehicle, but would like to put their experience and knowledge to use in an office-based role," said James McDonald, Ryder senior central operations manager.

Successful candidates must have a City & Guilds apprenticeship or NVQ/SNVQ level 3 in HGV Mechanical Repair, be computer literate and possess the ability to understand financial and technical data to an advanced standard.

"Our Fleet Maintenance Engineers play an important role in the FleetCare team as they help manage the work carried out by our third party maintenance providers to ensure it is necessary and the costs are accurate, so that we can meet the expectations of our customers," added McDonald.

The role involves interpreting information to ascertain the root cause of any damage and why repairs are needed, providing advice and support to Ryder’s HGV maintenance controllers and national breakdown service staff.

The FleetCare team currently stands at 112. Tony Roebuck, Ryder external and mobile operations director, said: "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.

“Devizes is a strategically important operation for Ryder and we are delighted to be growing the team further still."

Ryder UK was established in 1971 and has grown through acquisition and organic development into a sizeable force in transportation with a fleet of nearly 20,000 trucks, trailers and vans. 

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