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Hastilow - Vehicle Mechanic - Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK

Matthew Hastilow

Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK


highly motivated keen to learn and progress to higher levels i work to a very high standard i would be intrested in any role as im a keen to learn new skills.


Vehicle Mechanic

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


nvq level 3 city and guilds on both light and heavy goods vehicles and light and held a mot license in previous job

Work History

Build/ Vehicle Fitter

Bott Ltd

From January 2013

Company specialises in modular in-vehicle storage and workshop equipment.
Fitting out customer vehicles internally and externally with Bott designed equipment for clients such as Virgin, BT, SKY, and major water companies.
Includes working on a very busy production line carrying out vehicle modifications to a high standard of work and meeting deadlines, working alone and using one's own initiative to improve productivity and performance. Designing jigs and fixtures to assist in assembly and teaching new members of staff on assembly procedures.
Also assisting CAD designers with modifications and manufacturing solutions.

Industrial/Commercial Vehicle Technician

GoPlant Ltd

September 2012 - January 2013

Carrying out Maintenance and repair on all types of plant vehicles, including all mechanical and hydraulic systems, both on site and in the company workshop which included diagnosing vehicle faults and ordering new parts.

Warehouse Operator/Selector

Aldi Stores Ltd

July 2009 - September 2012

Working at their main distribution centre in Atherstone as a warehouse operator /selector, working nights in a team of 20 to pick and process orders for the 84 Aldi stores throughout the midlands. My employment is physically demanding and consists of achieving a very high standard of pick rates, accuracy and meeting the demands of transport logistics.

Vehicle Technician


October 2006 - July 2009

Vehicle Technician on private vehicles undertaking all aspects of mechanical repairs at a Vauxhall/Chevrolet Main Dealer. Experienced in main workshop undertaking more sophisticated repairs and also experienced in the Masterfit department.
As well as a certified M.O.T. tester carrying out tests of all makes and models of vehicles.
I have become well accustomed to meeting customer demands within an allocated
time schedule which was provided by Vauxhall/Chevrolet.

Lance Corporal

The Queen's Royal Hussars. H.M. Forces

May 2000 - October 2006

May 2000- Oct.2006

The Queen's Royal Hussars. Royal Armoured Corps.
With 6 years experience in engineering maintenance on heavy plant vehicles including the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank.
I have developed the necessary knowledge to operate and maintain all aspects of armoured fighting vehicles.Including personnel carriers, land rovers and military fleet vehicles.
Experienced in Radio Operation, Sophisticated Computerized Gun Control, Equipment and Mechanical systems.
The regiment's main role is servicing and maintaining military vehicles.
Trained and disciplined armoured soldier employed as a member of a team of up to 4 men, operating an armoured fighting vehicle, working within a Squadron of 120 men.
Accustomed to receiving and obeying orders, as an operator in a Main Battle Tank.
Trained in ground and air equipment recognition, weapon handling, field craft, elementary map reading, first aid and nuclear, biological and chemical defence procedures.
Capabilities including the following:-
Driving armoured fighting vehicles, tracked or wheeled, singly or in convoy.
Able to detect minor and major faults and report to a supervisor.
Assist vehicle fitters in carrying out repairs and replacements of components. Carry out routine servicing and maintenance in accordance with the vehicle hand book both assisted and unassisted. Maintains record of daily mileage and fuel drawn and estimates fuel requirements.
As a Lance Corporal my responsibilities were to ensure the smooth running and maintenance of 3 main battle tanks which cost £3,000.000.each.
Additional supervisory duties for 6 men in all weather conditions in a confined space by day or by night over a variety of terrains and climates.
Qualified in basic instructional techniques (teaching) and Health and Safety standards level 1.
I have acquired the knowledge to adapt and overcome problems with military vehicles both in the workshop and in field conditions, where inaccessibility demanded frequent improvisation. This...

Brooklyn Garage

February 1998 - November 2000

A privately owned garage in Kingstanding undertaking light vehicle repair specialized in accident damage vehicles, and service and maintenance on all types of light goods vehicles. I was responsible for assisting with M.O.T's, meeting health and Safety standards in the workshop, repair and service all makes and models and meet customer demands as well as working to strict deadlines and to time scales.
This enabled me to gain vast knowledge on all types of vehicles and repair work carried out.
I worked as a member of a team of up to 6 men, able to work unsupervised, adapt and improvise and problem solve, whilst meeting customers demands this also enhanced my communication skills.

Wellsbury's Garage

September 1996 - January 1998

A Unipart associated privately owned garage in Kingstanding dealing with most aspects of light goods vehicles, mot repair work, service and maintenance to engine rebuilds and body repair work, I was responsible for assisting with M.O.T inspections, diagnosing faults, rectifying problems, and ordering vehicle components. Used to working to strict dead lines and customer demands.
Meeting Health and Safety standards in the workshop. This gained me vast experience of all underpinning knowledge and fundamentals of all major components on many makes and models of cars and light goods vehicles.

Qualifications & Certifications

walsall college

Aldridge Secondary school

Engineering Maintenance

Walsall College Of Arts And Technology, City & Guilds

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