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Workshop Controller

Workshop Controller

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  • Sector:

    Truck & Bus

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  • Salary:

    £30k per year

  • Contact:

    Danica Oraf

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  • Contact phone:

    0333 222 5978

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Workshop Controller


£30000.00 (DOE)

My client a large country wide Commercial Truck Hire company are looking to recruit a Cost Control Engineer / Workshop Controller

The main responsibilities of the Workshop Controller / Cost Control Engineer include the management and control of the company's R and M spend by working in conjunction with the Business unit Service managers and the engineers.

The Process of the Workshop Controller role

All R & M invoices are scanned and indexed by the Accounts Department for
authorisation by the Cost Control Department prior to payment to the suppliers.

The paperwork processes for the business are in place to ensure that all the
necessary checks are carried out prior to authorisation. These include:

1 Order numbers for all the work is authorised and the costs linked to the job card.

2 On receipt of the purchase invoices from the suppliers, review / scrutinise the work carried out, with specific emphasis on hours worked, travel time and estimation
of the charges relating to the work carried out. Ensure that the charges / costs also meet the Service level agreements. (SLA's) with the suppliers on Labour rates, discount on parts, cost of oils etc.

3 The service history of the vehicle is reviewed to ensure that payment is not authorised for repeat or recurring faults.

4 All work relating to policy and warranty claims are identified and separated for discussion and reimbursement from the manufacturers.

5 Checks are made to ensure that all recharges to the customer should have been identified by the Business unit and invoiced accordingly to the customer.

Key areas for continuous review for the Workshop Controller

1 Continuous review with the equipment manufacturers on the standards of the vehicles and the associated equipment to ensure that the business is aware of any updates, issues and improvements on their vehicles / equipment.

2 On-going review of the purchase invoices from the Engineering point of view to establish the real costs relating to the general maintenance of the vehicle and identify any / all pre-mature failures of components, referring them back to the Manufacturers.

3 In conjunction with the Engineering Director regularly meet with the manufacturers to discuss the repair invoices identified as warranty or policy.

4 Work in conjunction with the Engineers and discuss / update any recurring issues on R & M to ensure that the Service managers and CCD team are informed.

5 On-going mentoring / motivating the CCD staff to achieve maximum efficiency in processing the paperwork by understanding the company stance in all areas of Repairs and Maintenance.

6 Attend meetings with the Managing Director and the Engineering Director and provide / inform them on your discussions with the supplier and manufacturers.

7 Support the Fleet Department with information relating to R & M costs on various category of vehicles to ensure accurate quotes are completed for all potential customers.

8 Review Third Party dealer / supplier network . Highlight shortfalls and audit all within an annual schedule / where necessary.

9 Highlight continuous improvement and cost saving measures constructed in a monthly department report.

The Workshop Contoller / Cost Control Engineer will suit someone with previous Mechanical background and is aware of costings of parts, services and all mechanical procedures.

To apply for this Workshop Controller / Cost Control Engineer role please send your details to Danica at Autoskills UK on 07388 995 018 or email