Auto Electrician

 Auto Electrician


Based at: AFRS Technical Centre, Nova Way, BS11 9DJ

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Salary: £30,721 (plus pay award pending)

Closing date: 22 September 2021


We are seeking an experienced Auto Electrician to join our small team providing a range of electrical technical expertise and mechanical skills that ensure the efficient operation of our vehicle fleet, equipment and plant.  This is an exciting and varied role with excellent working conditions. 


The successful candidate will carry out electrical fault diagnostics, maintenance and repair on all firefighting vehicles, cars, vans, plant and ancillary vehicles plus a range of equipment in accordance with published programmes. You will be responsible for ensuring legal requirements and standards are maintained and appropriate records are kept. You will road test and carry out pre-delivery inspections of vehicles and plant before making them available for operational use. You will also deliver and collect vehicles to and from manufacturers within the UK. All uniform. protective equipment and tools will be provided.


It is essential that you have a wide range of experience of vehicle electrical circuits, including system wiring, electronics, air conditioning and navigation systems for example. You will have a wide range of knowledge and experience of working on different manufacturers’ vehicles, including undertaking a wide range of repairs. You will need to have a level 2 or 3 diploma in Automotive Electrical and Mobile Electrical Competence. You must also hold a full cat B driving licence.


The successful candidate will be able to work as part of an integrated team, and display a conscientious and trustworthy approach to meet the Fire Authority’s standards at all times. You must also be able to work consistently to a high standard of workmanship.


The full duties are contained within the job description.  If you wish to find out more about the role or arrange a visit to our Workshops to meet the team please contact


You will receive 24 days holiday allowance plus 8 bank holidays, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, nationally agreed pay increases, good working hours, rest/meal breaks and access to a range of training and welfare support facilities.   


How to apply:


The job description and application form is available to download on our website  Your application form should detail your skills and experience against the essential criteria in the job description.  Alternatively you can submit a CV and covering letter.  Please quote job reference number 6639.  Please submit your application to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to  .

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