Want to join the Arb & Grounds team? Good call. We’re always on the lookout for passionate, hard-working individuals to join our team in Derby. As a family-owned company, we look after our staff and treat them as just that, family. Taking the greatest pride in what we do, we’re a company that cares just as much about our team as our service.

We’re all about exceeding customer expectations, so we want people who share that same drive in not just doing a good job, but a great job. It also doesn’t hurt to have an interest in garden maintenance, mechanics, engines or a similar industry.

Check out our current vacancies below.

Garden Machinery Technician

ARB & Grounds is a family-owned company and Derby’s largest distributor of garden/grounds machinery and arborist equipment.

Products include (but not limited to): lawnmowers, ride-on lawnmowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, wood chippers and strimmers/brushcutters.

Our workshop provides specialist servicing & repairs; dealing with prestigious brands such as Stihl, Husqvarna, Etesia, Stiga, Cub Cadet, Hayter and many more.

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced Mechanic/Technician to join our expanding team.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for servicing & repairing various types of garden/grounds machinery to the highest standards and with minimal supervision.

Duties will include: diagnosing problems, repairing mechanical issues and identifying/ replacing parts. As well as maintenance such as: engine, driveline and transmission testing, oil/filter/spark plug changes, chassis cleaning, blade balancing/sharpening and other general service work.

The chosen candidate will also: help in the preparation of quotes, clean/maintain the workshop area and pick up/deliver equipment as and when required.

About You

You are able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of mechanical machinery and have 5 years + experience in a similar role/environment.

You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.

You have excellent attention to detail and are able to manage your own workload in a busy environment without supervision.

You take pride in your work and aim to be the best. You are committed to driving the company forward.

You will have no issues attending manufacturer specific training courses as and when they become available (training will be provided on our company processes).

(Owing to the nature of the work) you have no issues handling and moving large/heavy pieces of equipment as and when required.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant land based machinery qualification such as City & Guilds or BTEC
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical machinery (2 & 4 stroke petrol engines, hydraulics and electrical components)
  • 5 years + experience working as a Mechanic/Technician in a similar environment
  • Aptitude in using a range of workshop tools
  • Ability to follow processes, instructions and adhere to health & safety regulations
  • Excellent communication & customer service skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised or as part of a team
  • Fluent in English
  • IT literate
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Willingness to work weekends and additional hours as and when required
  • No criminal record (role is subject to a DBS check)

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working specifically with garden/grounds machinery
  • Previous garden/grounds machinery manufacturer training
  • A passion for garden maintenance, mechanics, engines or a similar industry
  • Experience working with both commercial (B2C) and trade (B2B) customers/clients

To Apply For The Role

If this sounds like the perfect role for you please send your CV, along with a covering letter detailing why you’d like to work for ARB & Grounds to recruitment@arbandgrounds.com.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £17,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

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