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WANTED: Motorcycle Technician

Off Road Skills (ORS) forms part of the World of BMW group, providing off road motorcycle rider training and events in Wales and abroad. 

Off Road Skills has been partnering with BMW for 24 years to deliver world class coaching and adventure experiences.

Our purpose built workshop is the backbone of our company as we run a fleet of new BMW GS motorcycles which require servicing and repairs to keep our business running smoothly.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Motorcycle Technician to join our experienced and motivated team in 2024.

Position description

As a Motorcycle Technician with Off Road Skills you will be working in an environment far from the usual technician role at a dealership service department.

While maintaining our motorcycle fleet is a priority, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in both ORS and BMW events. This includes new product launches, GS Trophy (UK) events, ORS rider courses and ORS adventure trips both in UK and abroad.

You will be working in stunning South Wales, where there is easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking trails, MTB trails, green lanes, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and the spectacular Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. With Swansea and Cardiff cities a short drive away, you are never far from all amenities here in South Wales.

You will largely be working autonomously while in the workshop and BMW specific technical training will be provided (if required).

General day to day duties will include servicing and repairing our fleet of new BMW GS motorcycles, support vehicles and equipment. You will also ensure the workshop is ready for action by being involved in stock/spares ordering and warranty claims among other tasks.

Professional development opportunities also exist for the right candidate, with support from our company to provide fleet management and workshop management experience and training.

An ORS Motorcycle Technician is more than a mechanic, a Motorcycle Technician with ORS is someone who has the desire to be involved in fun and exciting opportunities and experiences provided by our business.

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Schedule: Flexible/mixed schedule including some weekend work with some weekdays off (this is negotiable and can be discussed further during interview)Work Location: South Wales, UK

Ability to commute/relocate: reliably commute or be willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package, and have the right to work in the UK (required)

Benefits:
Company pension
Private medical insurance
Relocation assistance
Professional development opportunities

Common Tasks
Servicing and maintaining bikes to a specified safety standard
Undertaking major repairs to motorcycles
PDI and 1st servicing
Prioritising workload to meet demands
Supervising technical support staff
Fault diagnosis utilising computer diagnostics or willingness to train
Responsible for keeping the workshop and storage areas clean and tidy
Undertake warrantable repairs, including processing paper trail and filing
Electronic parts ordering and manual stock control
Maintenance of work vans and trailers
Cleaning / washing bikes and work vehicles
Maintaining an appropriate stock of spare parts in-house and in support vehicle
General duties for preparation and pack up of ORS schools and events
Any other duties as required

About you/Who we want
We are looking for applicants that possess a desire to be involved in what our business is trying to achieve.
The right candidate will also possess:
Ability to work as part of a team,
Ability to work autonomously and use one's own initiative,
Ability to problem solve,
Be flexible and adaptable,
BMW trained motorcycle technician or an equivalent standard,
Computer literacy and willing to learn new platforms,
Willing to complete training such as First Aid at Work and BMW Product Training as appropriate
Ability to represent ORS and BMW in a positive and professional manner at all times,
Willing to adhere to company Health and Safety policies and other relevant legislation,
Be prepared to work occasional unsociable hours and weekends
A desire to develop professional skills in fleet and/or workshop management

Selection Criteria
The right candidate will have:
1. Experience - Qualified Motorcycle Mechanic, 2 years (required)
2. Qualifications - Motor Mechanics Qualification or equivalent training (required)
3. Full UK driving licence (required)
4. Full UK motorcycle licence (required)

Application process
Send an email with a cover letter and your CV to office@offroadskills.com
(Please address the selection criteria and your desire to work with ORS in your cover letter)

Expected start date: August/September 2024 (negotiable)

Off Road Skills is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage women to apply for this role.