Auto Electrician



Auto Electrician


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

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Salary: Hay 9 (£27,423 - £30,721)

Closing date: Ongoing


We are looking for an Auto Electrician to join our Workshops team and provide a range of electrical technical expertise and mechanical skills that ensure the efficient operation of our vehicle fleet, equipment and plant.


The successful candidate will carry out electrical fault diagnostics, maintenance and repair on all firefighting vehicles, cars, vans, pick-ups, equipment, plant and ancillary vehicles 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 necessary uniform and tools for the role 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.


To see the full duties of the role and candidate criteria required please see the job description provided.


Please note - appointments may be made on the top of the salary scale depending upon current earnings to attract the right candidate. 


How to apply:


The job description and application form is available to download on our website Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.


Completed applications must be submitted 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 Late applications will not be accepted. 


Please quote job reference number 6639 on any communications. Thank you.

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