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Mechanical Workshop Supervisor - Gloucester

Group HES is looking for a Supervisor for their Mechanical Workshop, based on Innsworth Technology Park in Gloucester.

Group HES has been a market leader in the supply of hydraulic components and systems since 1965 and has been named as one of Gloucestershire’s Top 25 fastest growing businesses for the last two years in a row.

The company is experiencing a period of exponential growth and requires an experienced mechanic or mechanical engineer to add to their team, to develop their mechanical engineering offering to customers.

The experienced candidate will supervise a small team of operatives with their day to day workload, including small mechanical/hydraulic engineering assembly, repair and warranty investigation and reporting and general administration/paperwork.

The successful candidate will work closely with various people and departments across the company, to ensure the highest quality standards, exceeding customers’ customer service expectations. 

The working hours will be 9-5 Monday to Friday, flexibility to work later when required is essential.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Rebuild of hydraulic pumps and valves
  • Gearbox assembly and repairs
  • Produce Inspection Reports
  • Diagnose, fault find and research workshop/mechanical issues
  • Assisting other technicians with work where required
  • Participate in all workshop activities
  • Manage a small team, including workload planning and organisation as well as responsibilities associated with the position of Line Manager
  • To ensure that all activities are carried out with the highest regard to the health and safety of all involved and to the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution
  • Ensure all testing, operations, processes and daily checks are performed in accordance with company policies and procedures and relevant regulations
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices are maintained within the Workshop and responsible/assigned areas
  • Dealing with customers on the trade counter face-to-face
  • To carry out any additional duties as required

Skills and Experience:

  • Mechanical aptitude is essential; must be experienced and trained in the use of relevant tools and equipment.
  • Mechanical apprenticeship or equivalent “time served” experience is an advantage.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent engineering practice.
  • Basic electrical knowledge required
  • Supervisory experience would be desirable but mechanical ability is more important
  • Must be computer literate, able to learn new systems quickly.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)


  • Competitive Salary, negotiable based on experience
  • Company Salary Scheme
  • Life Insurance

If you think this job sounds right for you, please do not hesitate to apply today. Please send your C.V and Cover Letter to vacancies@grouphes.com 

A cover letter detailing why you are suitable for this job, why we should choose you over other candidates and your desire to work for our company, is essential. Any application without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please call the Recruitment Team on 01452 730 774 (Option 4) if you would like to discuss this role further. We have a dedicated recruitment team that enjoys the personal side of recruitment so we ask that recruitment agencies please refrain from contacting us.