Workshop Manager – Powered Access

Full time in Workshop

Job Detail

  • Salary £40,000

Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated Powered Access Workshop Manager to lead our dynamic workshop team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in overseeing the safe and efficient refurbishment of scissor lifts. This role is crucial in ensuring the operational efficiency, safety compliance, and high-quality standards of our refurbishment processes.


Job Description:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the scissor lift refurbishment workshop.
  • Lead and motivate a team of both Electrical and Mechanical Workshop Engineers to achieve production targets.
  • Supervise and support team members, providing training, guidance, and performance evaluations.
  • Identify and address bottlenecks in the workshop processes, implementing changes to improve efficiency.
  • Manage departmental discipline, holidays, sickness and absence, etc.
  • Manage the recruitment process for the department.
  • Ensure all team members adhere to health and safety regulations and best practices.


Specific Skills:

  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities, capable of motivating and guiding workshop staff to achieve optimal performance and productivity.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a proactive approach to identifying and resolving challenges that arise in the workshop environment.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks, manage resources effectively, and maintain a structured workflow.
  • Knowledge of industry regulations and safety standards, ensuring compliance with relevant guidelines to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to handle changing priorities and dynamic work situations, ensuring smooth operations and timely completion of projects.
  • Customer service orientation, with a focus on meeting client expectations and maintaining strong relationships to drive repeat business and referrals.
  • Continuous improvement mindset, actively seeking opportunities to enhance workshop processes, procedures, and efficiency.



  • NVQ Level 3 in mechanical or electrical engineering.
  • Extensive experience in a management role of a workshop or similar environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and refurbishment processes.


Company Information

Who are we?

Miller’s Vanguard are proud to have been supporting all the UK’s Supermarket chains for over 40 years, in brief, we are the people in the background ensuring that supermarkets keep the Nation fed! Maintaining a wide and varied range of assets from food production equipment through to loading bay lifts.

Our service are as follows: –

  • Nationwide reactive maintenance
  • Hygienic Deep cleaning & Planned maintenance services
  • Refurbishment, logistics and installation of equipment

We do all of this with the firm foundations of being owned by the global Ali Group, whose turnover is in excess of £4 billion p.a.

Our people

Despite being a large operation here at Miller’s Vanguard we still firmly believe in running the business like we have done for the last 40 years, by valuing our biggest asset we have YOU…the employee.

Our team of over 500 employees have the advantage of working in state-of-the-art working environments: –

  • New (2021) Technical response centre
  • Award Winning research, Innovation, and recycling facility
  • Stylish, modern Volkswagen Van

We believe in providing you with the very best environment and tools to do the job.

Career Development

Training is also a huge part of our culture here at Miller’s Vanguard and our City and Guilds accredited training centre is where we coach and develop our employees regardless of your position or your length of service, we want to make sure that our staff can progress and keep pace with ever changing equipment technologies.


Why Join Us

  • Training in our City & Guilds accredited academy
  • Job Specific Uniform & tooling for all roles
  • Company wide fun days and charity events
  • Company Pension
  • 32 Holidays per year
  • Regular staff ‘treats’ for employees and their families

Working Hours: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 17.00pm

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