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General Service Operative (Steam Cleaner) (009879)

General Service Operator (Steam Cleaner)

We're looking for a conscientious and motivated Steam Cleaner to join our team in York.

Joining us at an exciting time, you'll be tasked with ensuring the quality of cleanliness of the fleet  and company buildings are maintained at all times. You'll always put safety first and help to make FirstBus a great place to work.

As a General Service Operator you will be based out of our York depot on a 38 hour per week contract, you will be working 5 days out of 7 including some weekends, 18:00 - 02:00. The hourly rate for this role is £9.00.

Skills & experience

We're looking for an experienced Steam Cleaner with a full Category B Driving licence and experience using fuelling equipment and knowledge of the workings of the Bus Wash. It is essential that you are in the possession of, or capable of obtaining a full PCV and Forklift Truck license.  

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • To chassis wash all vehicle in line with specified service intervals
  • Undertake  fuelling and the subsequent washing to the entire fleet daily
  • Ensure that lubrication duties (oil, water and top ups) are carried out as specified within the SOP's
  • Record the fleet number of the vehicle against the amount of fuel supplied
  • Deal with any fuel spillages that occur and be trained in the necessary COSHH and IOSH legislations
  • To ensure any graffito which cannot be removed you cannot remove is reported on a daily basis, along with any damaged seat frames, cushions and exterior damage
  • Full compliance with all HSE legislation and relevant engineering SOP's


We want to reward our staff so we will offer you:

Great training, benefits and opportunities to grow your career. Here, the pace is fast and you'll get stuck into all kinds of different challenges. Looking for a career packed full of variety? Excited by the challenge? Then start a new journey and apply. The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise we have in our team. The broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.

Once you've completed your probation period, you'll enjoy fantastic benefits:

  • Free travel - On our buses
  • Discounted travel for you and your family on the trains (GWR, TPE, Hull Trains) and your family & friends will also benefit from cheap bus travel. For £6 per day you can take the train all the way to London and back!
  • First Xclusives - Discounts on First UK rail and bus and over 3,000 offers on goods and services for you, your family and friends
  • Share in our success – Buy discounted shares in First
  • Pension – You'll automatically join our scheme and start building a pension pot
  • Free life assurance – For all members of our pension scheme

About FirstGroup

FirstBus is part of FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America. Keeping people moving and communities prospering in an increasingly congested world, we help around 2 billion customers every year to get to where they want to go. Over 100,000 of us work together in all kinds of roles to provide safe and reliable bus, rail and tram services for millions of people. It's a big challenge. But it's one we love.


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UK Bus - York
First York Depot, James Street, York, United Kingdom, YO10 3WW
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - York
  • Closing Date:
    29 June 2019
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