Workshop Manager - West Midlands

Job Reference: 25921

  • Job Category: Managerial, Foreman

As the UK's leading equipment rental company, with 190+ Service Centres nationwide and over 3,700 dedicated employees, it's fair to say we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to over 30,000 customers. We offer years of expertise, certified training, a range of added value services and most importantly, a total commitment to ensuring safety at all times.

If you want to work for a company who are fast becoming THE employer of choice in the rental industry and who can offer you great career progression, then apply NOW!! 

Please note applications via agencies will not be considered.

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Closing Date: 31/08/2019
  • Package: Market rate

Job overview

At A-Plant Accommodation, we are proud to be a market leader in the supply of a modern fleet of site storage and welfare facilities, hiring out temporary building systems to the construction, industrial, infrastructure, utilities and events sectors. From the Open Golf to Glastonbury, the Houses of Parliament to the Highlands of Scotland, you will find our fleet all across the UK. Our range includes single storage containers through to full contractor villages and we are continuing to grow, with £multi-million investment in our equipment each year.

So, come and join our friendly team as the Workshop Manager at our Coleshill Service Centre and we’ll provide you with everything you need to succeed – award winning training, professional development and support and with the opportunities to progress your career.

Roles and responsibilities

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Workshop Manager to run our busy Workshop and team of Fitters, ensuring that all targets are achieved and customers are satisfied with the Service. On a day-day basis you and your team will maintain, repair and prepare for hire all types of portable accommodation units within our range, preparing units to high standard for our wide range of clients.

In this busy and varied role you will be responsible for managing performance and driving productivity, ensuring that the team are motivated to succeed in a safe working environment.

You’ll ensure that units are available and we keep our assets moving to maximise revenue and customer satisfaction. This will involve close liaison internally, with the Hire Desk and externally, with our customers and suppliers, so naturally you will be a great communicator and collaborator.

Skills required

If you are successful we’ll provide you with a full company induction and work with you to identify your development needs and career progression plan.

To be considered for this role, we are looking for someone who has the drive and motivation to succeed and share in the success of the business, along with:

  • Experience of managing and developing a team of employees in a workshop environment
  • Knowledge or experience of the Accommodation Industry or equipment would be desirable
  • Working experience in joinery, plumbing and/or building maintenance
  • Good planning and organising skills with a methodical approach
  • An inquisitive mind and good problem solving abilities
  • Good communication skills and IT literacy
  • Flexible and self-motivated, you’ll be keen to embrace new training opportunities, which may on occasion require staying away from home
  • Customer-Focused with a commitment to delivering an excellent service
  • The ability to ensure all works are completed to a high standard within a tight timescale

Extra skills that would benefit you in the role?

  •          Cost control
  •          Driving high quality standards
  •          Staff coaching and motivation


The normal working week is Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any additional hours would mutually-agreed and paid as overtime.

The package includes a competitive salary and a flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance and a great Company pension scheme.