Workshop Manager- Wetherby

Job Reference: 26009

  • Job Category: Foreman

As the UK's leading equipment rental company, with 190+ Service Centres nationwide and over 3,700 dedicated employees, it's fair to say we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to over 30,000 customers. We offer years of expertise, certified training, a range of added value services and most importantly, a total commitment to ensuring safety at all times.

If you want to work for a company who are fast becoming THE employer of choice in the rental industry and who can offer you great career progression, then apply NOW!! 

Please note applications via agencies will not be considered.

  • Location: North East & Yorkshire
  • Closing Date: 30/06/2019
  • Package: Market rate

Job overview

Are you ready for your next career move to a Company that really values your contribution and can offer you award-winning training opportunities? Then come and join our friendly team at our PSS Hire Depot at Wetherby.

At PSS Hire, we are proud to be the market leading specialist supplier of products and services to the utilities and civil engineering sectors. We are one of the specialist Divisions of the UK market leading rental company A-Plant, which is part of the Ashtead Group a FTSE 100 company and the second largest equipment rental company in the world.

Roles and responsibilities

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Workshop Manager/Supervisor to run our fast paced Workshop and team of Fitters, ensuring that all targets are achieved and customers are satisfied with the Service.

In this busy and varied role you will be responsible for managing performance and driving productivity, ensuring that the team are motivated to succeed in a safe working environment.

You will ensure that equipment is available for hire and we keep our assets moving to maximise revenue and customer satisfaction. This will involve close liaison internally, with the Hire Desk and externally, with our customers and suppliers, so naturally you will be a great communicator and collaborator.

Skills required

If you are successful we will provide you with a full company induction and work with you to identify your development needs and career progression plan.

To be considered for this role, we are looking for someone who has the drive and motivation to succeed and share in the success of the Depot/business, along with:

  • Experience of managing a team of employees in a workshop environment
  • Previous engineering experience and related knowledge eg electronics, mechanics and/or hydraulic systems
  • Experience of maintaining relevant equipment in a workshop environment
  • Knowledge or experience of the Utilities Industry or equipment would be desirable
  • Planning and organising skills with a methodical approach
  • An inquisitive mind and good problem solving abilities
  • A customer-focused approach
  • Good communication skills and IT literacy


The normal working week is Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any additional hours would mutually-agreed and paid as overtime.

The package includes a competitive salary and a flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance and a great Company pension scheme