Workshop Foreperson

Location Enfield
Discipline: Plant Hire, Tool Hire, Heavy Plant, Construction Plant, Capital Equipment
Associated job titles: Yard Operative, Yard Assistant , Chargehand
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Contact name: Dario Storto

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01933 667228
Job ref: 38943
Published: about 2 months ago

Workshop Foreperson opportunity - based near Enfield paying up to £40k DOE. A Hands-on Workshop Foreperson is needed to join a construction plant hire company. A popular depot, one of the flagships in the region. The work is varied which will keep it interesting for you. From a small drill to a large dumper, or a floor prep machine to a telehandler you will work across it all. 


  • £35k - £40k salary DOE
  • Various kit and manufacturers to work on. Ongoing training where necessary.

The Role of the Workshop Foreperson

A split role managing a team under the depot managers guidance whilst also being hands-on repairing plant hire/tool hire equipment such as power tools, diggers, dumpers, excavators, telehandlers etc. Your main responsibility will be to ensure the efficient running of the workshop.

Duties of the Workshop Foreperson

  • Arranging delivery and collection of plant machinery from JCB, Case, Komatsu, Bomag amongst others
  • Support and assist with leadership and technical advice to engineers
  • Every day you will have a tool in hand fixing equipment
  • Carry out risk assessments to meet health and safety guidelines
  • Provide efficient cost management of spares and repairs to equipment and vehicles
  • Workshop staff Management - you will bring with you several years of experience from various hire sectors where you have been a workshop manager, workshop supervisor, charge hand or fitter/foreman.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience in repairing plant machinery is essential at a workshop foreperson level.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 or C & G in Plant Maintenance would be preferred - time-served experience considered
  • Leadership and decision making