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DAF HGV Technician

Are you a HGV Technician based in or around Wrexham and looking for a new opportunity?

At Motus Commercials we are looking for 1 new HGV Technician to join our DAF Dealership in Wrexham.

Also, if you have the ambition we will support and develop you to DAF Master Technician level and, if not, we will train you to the highest level you want to be.


Do you have:

  • A relevant formal qualification (City & Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Goods Vehicle Repair)? 
  • Previous workshop experience?

Are you looking for a new challenge with a highly successful HGV and Commercial Vehicle Group where your contribution is recognised?

If you can answer YES, then you may be the person we are looking for!

You can also Text MOTUS WRE to 66777 to apply for a vacancy at our Wrexham dealership.

What Will You Be Doing?

At Motus Commercials we are looking for 1 new HGV Technician to join our DAF Dealership in Wrexham.

You will spend most of your time in our Workshop maintaining vehicles to the high standards, carrying out inspections, repairs and services as well as carrying out roadside repairs to recover vehicles...

Analysis and diagnostics vehicles are also a critical part of this role to ensure we exceed our Customers’ expectations.

As DAF HGV Technician you will be required to service and repair our Motus Customer vehicles in a safe and economical manner employing such skills and knowledge as may be required, including the ability to diagnose fault with the minimum supervision using the tools and equipment provided in safe and proper way, efficiently and within the allocated time and to the required standard.

Key Accountabilities

  1. To observe, recognise and report on vehicle or component defects or symptoms of impending failure.
  2. To examine vehicles completely and report orally or in writing upon the vehicles condition, safety and reliability and performance (MOT).
  3. To interpret and implement technical service instructions data, and to indent such information for replacement.
  4. To carry out roadside repairs and to recover defective or damaged vehicles within the terms of the law. Fully comply with Manufacturers protocol and policies and safe working at roadside. Part of the DAFaid out of hours callout standby team.
  5. To draw the Supervisor/Workshop Controllers attention to any faults notice in either the interests of the owner or other faults that could make the vehicle dangerous or illegal if taken out on a public highway.
  6. To protect all vehicles under repair against damage and to inspect each vehicle for damage and cleanliness upon completion of repair.
  7. To attend recognised courses of instruction as and when required and to assist in the training of apprentices upon assignment.
  8. To maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the working area and a presentable personal appearance whilst observing the Group Health & Safety and Environmental Policy at all times.
  9. To report any broken or faulty equipment to your Supervisor/Manager in line with our Group Health & Safety Policy.
  10. To always seek permission before fitting parts to customers vehicles that have not been previously authorised and to return parts for warranty and customer inspection at all times.
  11. To ensure all service and maintenance sheets, customer defect reports, manufacturer paperwork and electronic documentation, i.e. DAF-check, PDI sheets are fully completed and signed off.

Performance Evaluation

  1. To evaluate performance when all mechanical components can be stripped and re-assembled efficiently.
  2. To evaluate performance when faults can be diagnosed, remedied and job instructions carried out.
  3. To evaluate performance when requisitions for parts can be accurately completed and obtained so that wasted time is avoided as far as possible within the workshop system.
  4. To evaluate performance when the jobs are tackled with the common sense and initiative expected from a skilled technician.
  5. To evaluate performance to maintain a current driving license for the class of vehicle being serviced or repaired.


Health and Safety Responsibilities

Observe, apply and comply with the Group Health, Safety and Environment Policy at all times. You have a duty of care to yourself and others who may be affected by your acts or omission, therefore ensure you work in a safe and responsible manner at all times following any guidance the company have given you E.G Method Statements, Toolbox talks.


To participate in Company health and safety training and development programmes and to ensure Company policies are implemented/followed on all occasions.

Who Are We Looking for?

We are looking for someone with previous dealership/ HGV Workshop experience who has the experience and knowledge of truck, trailer, van and ancillary equipment maintenance and repairs.  You will require the ability to work both in a team and alone.

It would be of an advantage but not essential to hold:

  • Experience in use of computer diagnostic equipment.
  • Irtec Licence
  • HGV Class 1 or 2 Licence
  • Tachograph Licence.

Consideration of how you will travel to and from work must be taken as the working pattern will be over 40 hours a week


The successful candidate will have: 

  • A relevant formal qualification (City & Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Heavy Vehicle Repair) with a proven track record in vehicle repair and servicing
  • The ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • A full valid UK driving license

A HGV licence is a distinct advantage for this role.

What’s In It For You?

From day 1 as a Motus Commercials colleague, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Family & Friends Discounted Car Scheme.
  • 31 days holiday per year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 on celebration of 5 years’ service.
  • Team Member Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme with employer contribution.
  • Onsite mental health first aiders.
  • Discounted Healthcare scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Being brilliant awards.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Internal engagement initiatives
  • Retail discounts saving £££'s at high street stores, health & beauty, going out, travel and much more.

We also pride ourselves on offering internal and external training and development opportunities along with realistic career paths for each member of our team through our People Partnership initiative.

Who Are We?

We have a network of 32 dealer locations across the United Kingdom including 4 body-shops and accident repair centres. We are the largest DAF Trucks dealer group in the UK and Europe, with 30 DAF franchise locations, 14 of which have ATF sites with the ability to carry out DVSA MOT’s on commercial vehicles, together with locations for our partnership with Renault Trucks, ISUZU Trucks and TRP Parts. Our LCV portfolio is ever expanding, with 19 dealer locations at present, offering sales and/or service opportunities for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ford Transit Commercial Vehicles, Fiat Professional, ISUZU Pick-up and Best Van Deals Used Commercial Vehicles.


We are committed to supporting HGV and LCV operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle uptime. We offer a wide range of sales, service and parts solutions to suit the varying needs of both individual vehicle users and fleet operators. Our intention is to provide vehicle and aftersales packages on an efficient, value for money basis.


Many of our locations offer extended hours providing flexibility and optimising vehicle availability. We are committed to continuous technical training for colleagues including a substantial apprenticeship programme, which currently has over 100 apprentices in training. We also offer pathways with manufacturer specific recognised training/qualifications for both HGV and LCV colleagues, offering further development during their career with us.



Motus Commercials is a Division of Motus Group (UK) Limited, is a subsidiary of Motus Holdings Limited, a diversified (non-manufacturing) South African company centred on the automotive sector and founded initially as a single car dealership in 1948. Today, it is a business listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, turning over close to £4.5 billion and employing some 16,000 people across its operations in South Africa, the UK and Australia.


Motus Group (UK) Limited manages the automotive interests of Motus Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom. These include 115 vehicle franchise outlets at 78 locations. Motus Group (UK) Limited operates the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group and, with its passenger vehicle interests included, ranks inside the Top 15 of all UK automotive dealer groups. Motus Group (UK) Limited consists of 4 operating divisions, which include Motus Commercials, Pentagon Motor Group, Motus Mercedes and Motus Vehicle Solutions. The Company has annual revenues of over £1 billion and employs almost 3000 people across all its UK operations.


Motus Commercials is protected by trademarks; we do not consent to agencies/recruiters using the name and/or logo without explicitly instructed by us. Any agency/recruiter found to be using the Motus Commercials name and logo may find themselves subject to court proceedings for injunctive relief to prevent them from continuing the use of the name and/or logo, without receiving notice.


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