News | September, 2022 Archive

John Deere celebrates 30 years training the talent of tomorrow

John Deere is marking the 30th anniversary of its renowned apprenticeship programme with an open day to recruit the next generation of technicians to work across its agriculture, turf and parts business.

Well in excess of 1,000 apprentices have qualified since 1992, and the company is keen to showcase the exciting career path that lies ahead of those who complete the course.

On 6 October, John Deere and the scheme’s training provider, ProVQ, will open the doors of its new training centre in Upper Saxondale, Nottinghamshire, where candidates will be offered guided tours, practical demonstrations and driving experiences. 

Classrooms and workshops will be staffed by instructors and apprentices, providing a unique opportunity to view the state-of-the-art learning facilities on offer and talk to those who know all about the programme.

John Deere’s apprenticeship programme sees technicians work within the company’s dealership network as a paid employee while completing either a two or three-year course comprising on-the-job practical learning and classroom studies.

Three courses make up the programme; Ag Tech – focusing on agricultural machinery, Turf Tech – focusing on professional turf equipment, and Parts Tech – focusing on parts service and support.

“It’s a hugely exciting time to be part of the agricultural and turfcare industries – they are evolving and becoming more technologically advanced than ever before,” John Deere Branch Training Manager Allan Cochran says.

“The job is so much more than just servicing and fixing things. The machines and parts our apprentices work on and with are some of the most advanced in the world, many capable of levels of automation or operating at capacities we could only dream of a few years ago.

“With exam results now known and young people planning their futures, we’re encouraging them to join us for our open day to find out how John Deere can ignite their careers.

“It’s not just for people who love tractors – if you want to earn while you learn and be part of a huge, global brand with a reputation for ground-breaking innovations, then a John Deere apprenticeship could be the perfect start to your career.”  

The open day will be held on 6 October, with three sessions being run at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, and entry is free, although pre-booking is a requirement as places are limited.

Booking is live at https://JohnDeereApprentice.eventbrite.co.uk

Careers

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer covering 12 sites within Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.  We are responsible for the sale and aftersales support of a wide range of agricultural machinery and products, predominantly the exciting John Deere range of products. Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

At Ripon Farm Services, we are always looking to recruit new team members for a variety of potential opportunities within the company; this might include qualified service technicians, parts advisers, sales executives, administration staff, apprentices and more.

We are proud to partner with John Deere to offer apprenticeships across the business supporting the next generation in the industry.

Current Vacancies

Resourcer

Yorkshire based position

This role involves being the first point of contact for recruitment and will require you to facilitate the end-to-end recruitment process, including advertising roles and carrying out pre-employment checks on candidates and completing the on-boarding process. The key purpose of this role is to support the business to ensure that we recruit the right people in a timely and effective manner.

Duties

  1. Working with internal teams for all recruitment needs, forward planning for future roles and dealing quickly with roles as they arise.
  2. Working with hiring managers to create job descriptions, and where appropriate, job adverts, for all roles.
  3. Liaising internally to advertise live vacancies on our website, job boards and co-ordinate social media campaigns
  4. Facilitate relationships with future talent, creating and maintaining talent pools to ensure a quick fulfilment of vacancies.
  5. Providing support for local careers fairs and other industry events to aid recruitment campaigns.
  6. Screen all incoming CVs and distribute them to the appropriate hiring manager with all relevant information, and provide feedback to the candidates/agencies accordingly.
  7. Arranging interviews, providing guidance and attending interviews as required.
  8. Support Managers with adhering to the recruitment policy and help to scope interview assessments and activities in line with the Company’s values.
  9. Keeping all recruitment documentation up to date and issued in a timely way.
  10. Negotiate offers to candidates or to their agents and issue all required paperwork, any employment checks and complete the onboarding process for all new starters.
  11. Ensuring due diligence and compliance in accordance with UK Employment Law and adhering to the Company’s policies and procedures.
  12. Use bespoke HR/Recruitment software and provide timely reports to Group HR Manager when required.
  13. Constantly promote recruitment best practices to the business in a way that ensures relationships are maintained (e.g. delivering training, documentation).
  14. Working with the Group HR Manager to maintain an up-to-date Recruitment Strategy in line with the People Strategy to fulfil skills shortages within the industry.
  15. Own the candidate experience, working closely with the Group HR Manager and the Marketing team in developing the brand messaging and attraction tools to help promote our brand in a way that reflects our culture, our firm and our people.
  16. Provide other administrative to support the business as and when required.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Proven experience of working in a recruitment/resourcer specialist role.
  • Enthusiastic and compelling communicator (verbal & written) and be passionate about our business and values.
  • Excellent organisation, interpersonal and communication skills and support an inclusive culture.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace with tight timelines and deadlines.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for your own contribution, be proactive and self-motivated.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of using Microsoft packages and other bespoke software.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage own workload and be self-sufficient.
  • Able to work effectively with colleagues and candidates and can adapt communications to suit audience.
  • Adopt an open-minded approach to embrace new technologies that will enhance the recruitment experience for all parties.

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Groundcare Sales Assistant

Position available at Ripon

Duties

Provides expertise for sales in groundcare equipment and assists with the preparation of new wholegoods, the building of machines and pre-delivery and inspection. Supports with training and demonstration of equipment to support the sales of groundcare equipment both at the depot and at customers’ premises.  Develops a deep understanding of our Groundcare portfolio with particular emphasis on Robotic Mowing Solutions. 

Skills & Qualifications

  • 1+ years’ equipment sales experience is preferred but not essential
  • Pro Active and positive approach is essential
  • Good knowledge of turf and homeowner equipment and professional operational practices
  • Ability to use standard computer applications, internet functions & sales tools
  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive products
  • Ability to analyse and interpret internal reports
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Ability to work extended hours
  • Excellent attitude with integrity and honesty

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items
  • A chance to work with industry leading vehicles and technology
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Body Shop Advisor

Ripon Paint and Body is an accident and repair centre part of the Ripon Farm Services Group.

Operating from new purpose built premises at Ripon, Ripon Paint and Body holds a number of insurance and manufacture approvals, including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and the VW Group to name but a few.

Duties

Responsible for administrating Bodyshop processes to maximise administrative efficiency in the department. Assists the Bodyshop team in maintaining accurate and on-time reports and records, particularly the booking in and out of vehicles both external and internal customers and invoicing of work.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office and internet functions and processes.
  • Understands the service software in the dealer business system, vehicle manufactures and insurance systems.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, together with a strong driven ethic for completing tasks.
  • Ability to create, analyse and interpret reports.
  • Organisational skills with attention to detail.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items
  • A chance to work with industry leading vehicles and technology
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Precision Ag. Product Specialist

Position available at Retford and will cover South Yorkshire, Derbyshire & North Notts

Duties

  • Provides expertise supporting the sales of John Deere Precision Ag product solutions and services.
  • Creates real added value for the dealership and customer as a subject matter expert in precision ag technical solutions.
  • Develops, promotes and supports the sales and delivery of service agreements to customers.

Skills & Qualifications

  • 1+ years equipment sales experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of agricultural equipment and farming operational practices.
  • Proficient knowledge of electrical and wireless communication systems, database software and computer application systems.
  • Familiar with competitive products.
  • Excellent customer relationship skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret internal reports.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Tailored training paths.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Free on-site parking

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Area Sales Manager

Position available at Stockton

Duties

Sells new / used agricultural equipment and services to new and existing customers whilst achieving the sales volume and profitability goals as required by the business. This role is the primary contact and manages the customer relationship for a dedicated area.

Skills & Qualifications

  •  2+ years’ equipment sales experience;
  • Good knowledge of agricultural equipment and farming operational practices;
  • Ability to use standard computer applications, CRM systems, internet functions & sales tools;
  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive products;
  • Ability to analyse and interpret internal reports;
  • Excellent customer relationship skills;
  • Ability to work extended hours;
  • Excellent attitude with integrity and honesty.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company vehicle
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Tailored training paths.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Free on-site parking

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Sales Support Specialist

Position available at Louth or Brigg

Duties

Responsible for demonstrations, deliveries and training on agricultural machinery showing the capacity, accuracy, and efficiency benefits to a customer base of well-informed end users at any RFS outlet. Supports the Company’s sales team activities, exhibitions, working events when requested.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to build and promote strong customer relationship
  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive products.
  • Ability to interpret and implement technical instructions.
  • Good written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • 3+ years’ experience within the agricultural industry and machinery operation
  • Be well versed with current agricultural practices
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to priorities
  • Flexible approach to completing the assigned tasks
  • Ability to use standard computer applications
  • Vehicle driving licence essential
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as required

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Full company uniform provision including work boots, clothing and overalls provided by the company.
  • Company vehicle
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Tailored training paths.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Free on-site parking

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Finance Manager

Position available at Ripon

Duties

To act as a point of contact within the finance team for day to day management of the financial purchase ledger processes including, cash-flow month end and year end closing and be responsible for the day to day management of the accounts team.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Professional Qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, AAT) or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience.
  • Experience of line management responsibility and processes.
  • Able to work with data and turn it into meaningful outputs.
  • Fundamental financial knowledge.
  • Excellent IT skills, Excel, Office, IBCOS, SAGE PAY bespoke systems.
  • Knowledge of database and accounting application systems to supply the most accurate financial information.
  • Ability to read financial reports.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Tailored training paths.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Free on-site parking

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com


Agricultural Service Technician

Positions available at Ripon, Retford, Keighley, Louth, Malton, Tadcaster, Darrington, Market Weighton, Ottringham, Stockton & Brigg

Duties

To work in a busy Agricultural Service Department performing maintenance and repairs on agricultural machinery. This work will often be done at customer’s farms ensuring plenty of local travel around the area.

Qualities

Proficient knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems is required to enable the repair of agricultural equipment. A base understanding of agriculture and machinery would be essential. A driving licence would be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm) with flexible overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com and if you have any questions please email us and we’ll be happy to put you in touch with the service manager at the branch.

Benefits

  • Attractive salary package, further negotiable depending on experience, with overtime.
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Full company uniform provision including work boots, clothing and overalls provided by the company.
  • Diagnostic laptop & phone pre-installed with all the latest industry leading diagnostic programs and machinery support, plus training available on how to get the most from it.
  • Plus a company account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Full product and personal development training is offered and comprehensive training paths, tailored to you, are provided.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


Working Supervisor

Position available at Darrington

Whilst working as a Technician ensure that all machinery is progressed through the workshop and repaired on time. Supervises and supports the technicians using a “right first time” approach to ensure all work is carried out correctly and quality checks repairs to maximize customer satisfaction and departmental profitability. Shares information regarding technician skills and training needs to the Outlet Service Manager. Aftermarket sales oriented.

Duties

  1. Greets customers and listens carefully to their needs in the absence of the service manager.
  2. Liaises with the customer if necessary to correctly diagnose nonstandard or intermittent faults, either on the phone or face to face, or by a road test which may be accompanied by the customer.
  3. Uses diagnostic tools as well as personal experience to diagnose faults
  4. Plans and allocates work for Technicians based on their expertise and skills.
  5. Directs and assists Technicians in their tasks to ensure repairs are completed correctly.
  6. Checks all completed jobs to ensure they are complete and accurate for both parts and labour, and any warranty process in a timely manner with the support of admin and Outlet Manager.
  7. Ensure that all warranty returnable parts are tagged correctly after each repair.
  8. Ensures that service processes, policies and guidelines are followed and applied safely, including any health and safety advice or procedures. This includes ensuring all timecards are fully completed.
  9. Responsible for the special tool inventory and recommends the purchase of new tools if necessary to the service manager.
  10. Maintains good discipline and organisation for the workshop, ensuring it is clean, tidy and safe, and monitors the workshop team. Ensures that all waste streams are correctly located and disposed of.
  11. Shares daily discussions with the Service Manager to review workshop performance and to address any specific issues, and is aware of departmental targets and what is required to achieve them.
  12. Coordinates the training program with the Service Manager and ensures that tasks given to Technicians are consistent with their expertise.
  13. Ensures PDI delivery times are met for the sales department, and any associated deliveries are supported by the logistics team and handover personnel.
  14. Liaises with all departments, especially parts for pre-picking and maximizing of discount levels
  15. Maintains ongoing relationships with John Deere and other manufacturer personnel.
  16. Supervises and coaches the workshop team from the workshop floor in their role as a Workshop Technician.
  17.  Acts in a professional manner and actively promotes Ripon Farm Services and John Deere with positivity and integrity and communicates effectively with all parties to drive the business forward

Skills & Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience as a Service Technician
  • Ability to lead others, and work independently.
  • High level of communication and human relations
  • Ability to train and coach others on technical issues.
  • Pays attention to detail and works within prescribed rules and regulations
  • Ability to use standard computer applications and internet functions
  • Familiar with John Deere and competitive products
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends
  • Has a positive attitude, integrity, is customer focused and a good communicator.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Company uniform provided by the Company.
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Tailored training paths.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Company Vehicle
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to recruitment@riponfarmservices.com


Agricultural Technician Apprentice

Positions available at Brigg, Keighley, Louth, Market Weighton and Stockton

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our Service department as a Service Apprentice. The apprenticeships are provided through John Deere and ProVQ with the emphasis firmly on farm machinery. As an apprentice you will develop skills and proficiency in a wide range of technical areas, from routine maintenance and servicing through to complex component overhauls utilising the very latest John Deere diagnostic equipment.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will receive an industry recognised qualification upon competition. The Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship follows the level 3 Apprenticeship Standard; Land-Based Service Engineering Technician (ST0243).

The program duration is approximately 36 to 48 months and includes 24 weeks of block release training spread over 3 years conducted at purpose-built training facility in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire.  At the end of the training period you will need to complete and EPA. This will consist of online tests, practical observations, and professional discussions using the evidence collected throughout your apprenticeship.

Qualities

  • As our apprentice you will need an appetite for learning and an enthusiasm for the industry.
  • Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on systems and product will be provided.
  • Apprentices are required to have achieved English & Maths at GCSE A-C or 4 & above, or Functional Skills Level 2 prior to being put forward for EPA.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Company uniform provided by the Company.
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Tailored training paths.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Free on-site parking

Hours of work

Monday to Friday with occasional overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

Applications

To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

To register with ProVQ, please use the following link: ProVQ Screening System


Groundcare Technician

Positions available at Ripon and Stockton

General duties

You will need to demonstrate the ability to perform diagnostics and repairs on agricultural or turf equipment proficiently whilst protecting the departments’ profitability. This will be from both the depot and at customers premises.

Through your knowledge and experience, advise customers on optimisation techniques for their machines and products and services offered by Ripon Farm Services and John Deere. Understand the manufacturers’ customer care process.

Successfully complete mandatory training to support product knowledge and to maintain and develop your skills and knowledge. You must comply with all Health and Safety legislation, Company Policies and Procedures, to ensure the safety of all staff, customers, and visitors.

Complete all reports and administration required for work assignments on time.

Ensure own and company tools are stored neatly and in their correct locations and are adequately maintained. Maintain a clean workstation, company vehicle, and associated areas.

Perform pre-delivery set up on new or used equipment and supports service specialists when required.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Farm Services with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on products and systems and will be provided. A driving licence will be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles and agricultural equipment.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm).

Must be flexible to support with overtime to suit the business demands, this will be seasonally, evenings and weekends.

Applications

To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

Benefits

  • Company vehicle;
  • Enhanced holiday scheme;
  • Entry into the company pension scheme;
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing provided by the company;
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items;
  • Full product and personal development training is offered and comprehensive training paths, tailored to you;
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology;
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Groundcare (Turf) Apprentice

Position available at Ripon

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our Groundcare department as a Turf Apprentice. The Turf Technician apprenticeship develops exactly the same skills as its agricultural equivalent, but with the focus more on machines used by golf courses, sports grounds, local authorities, landscapers and country estates. The apprenticeships are provided through John Deere and ProVQ. 

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will receive an industry recognised qualification upon competition. Our Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship follows the level 3 Apprenticeship Standard; Land-Based Service Engineering Technician (ST0243).

The program duration is approximately 36 to 48 months and includes 24 weeks of block release training spread over 3 years conducted at purpose-built training facility in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire.  At the end of the training period you will need to complete and EPA. This will consist of online tests, practical observations, and professional discussions using the evidence collected throughout your apprenticeship.

Qualities

  • As our apprentice you will need an appetite for learning and an enthusiasm for the industry.
  • Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on systems and product will be provided.
  • Apprentices are required to have achieved English & Maths at GCSE A-C or 4 & above, or Functional Skills Level 2 prior to being put forward for EPA.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Company uniform provided by the Company.
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Tailored training paths.
  • A chance to work with industry leading John Deere machinery and technology.
  • Free on-site parking

Hours of work

Monday to Friday with occasional overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

Applications

To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up to date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com

To register with ProVQ, please use the following link: ProVQ Screening System


Panel Technician

Ripon Paint and Body is an accident and repair centre part of the Ripon Farm Services Group.

Operating from new purpose built premises, Ripon Paint and Body holds a number of insurance and manufacture approvals including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and the VW Group to name but a few.

General duties

Auto body panel technicians must communicate with customers and employees to plan and execute repairs to structural assemblies or panel replacement jobs on a variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks and agricultural equipment. They will be required to have knowledge of specialty techniques, including the use of multi materials, welding of different types of metals and alloys and repair and fill to exacting standards.

Completes tasks using manufacturers specified repair methods with accuracy and minimal waste. Completes all work, reports and administration required for work assignments are recorded and provided in a timely manner.

Complies with all Health and Safety legislation and Company Policies and Procedures, to ensure safety of all staff, customers, and visitors.

Participates in any mandatory training Certification programs required for the development of the business and their skills and knowledge. Maintains equipment to exacting standards.

Ensures own and company tools are stored neatly and in their correct locations.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Paint and Body with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of working in a Bodyshop environment is essential. A driving licence will be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing provided by the company.
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items.
  • Full product and personal development training is offered and comprehensive training paths, tailored to you, are provided.
  • Free on-site parking

Hours of work

Monday to Friday (8am till 5pm).

Must be flexible to support with overtime to suit the business demands, seasonal at evenings and weekends.

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to – recruitment@riponfarmservices.com.


Paint Technician

Ripon Paint and Body is an accident and repair centre part of the Ripon Farm Services Group.

Operating from new purpose built premises, Ripon Paint and Body holds a number of insurance and manufacture approvals, including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and the VW Group to name but a few.

As a Paint Technician, you will be required to:

  • Performs paint refinishing on all aspects of vehicles;
  • Participates in any required training;
  • Able to mix paint colours with accuracy and minimal waste;
  • Has the ability to colour match accurately and utilise spray out cards to prevent over blending;
  • Completes tasks using manufacturers specified repair methods.

The role requires you to act in a professional manner and actively promote Ripon Paint and Body with positivity and integrity. Knowledge of working in a Bodyshop environment is essential. A driving licence will be required as there will be a need to drive company vehicles.

Benefits

  • Family-oriented business with a supportive working environment
  • Working with premium brands
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Holiday Scheme
  • Staff uniform provided
  • Technicians’ tools at cost
  • Free parking
  • Staff discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking

Applications

To get started with this exciting career, please send an up to date CV to – recruitment@riponfarmservices.com.


Service / Mechanical Technician

Ripon Paint and Body is an accident and repair centre which is part of the Ripon Farm Services Group. Operating from new purpose-built premises with, Ripon Paint and Body holds several insurance and manufacturing approvals, including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, together with the Stellantis and VW Group approvals.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading Bodyshop within the Automotive Industry. The successful applicant will have previous working experience as a Mechanic, ideally with MET and MOT certification.

You will be required to complete mechanical repairs for manufacturers, insurance companies and the public.  Day to day duties will vary but include repairing a variety of vehicles from the company fleet, to carrying out mechanical, electrical, and trim repairs to accident damaged vehicles. Training will be required to ensure compliance with repair approvals, and support will be given.

Skills and abilities

  • Able to carry out servicing, repairs and maintenance to high standards
  • Inspecting a vehicles engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately, using computer-based diagnostic equipment
  • Accurately record time to complete jobs and associated details and complete all documentation to the required standard
  • Department of Transport (MOT) testing duties (if approved tester)

Experience

IMI Level 3 in Light or Heavy vehicle maintenance & repair or an equivalent qualification.

Benefits

  • Enhanced holiday scheme
  • Entry into the company pension scheme
  • Company uniform provision including work boots and clothing
  • A company staff account offering staff discount on clothing, tools and all our showroom items
  • Full product and personal development training offered and a comprehensive training path tailored to you
  • A chance to work with industry leading vehicles and technology
  • Possibility to be part of an individual performance bonus scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Hours of work

Full time 8.00 am-5.00 pm Monday to Friday with flexible overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

Applications: To get started with this exciting career in a rapidly growing market leading company, please send an up-to-date CV to: recruitment@riponfarmservices.com.