MV Fruehauf Ltd is the UK’s leading manufacturer of Rigid Tippers and Tipping trailers.

Our trailers are built to last, with quality at the heart of everything we do. We are acknowledged within the marketplace for precision engineering, winning 90% of the market
share for UK built tipping trailers. We also apply our legendary quality, design, and construction experience to our new rigid tipper range. Fruehauf is in a unique position to become a key part of the supply chain to the UK’s construction and transport industries, where there is enormous demand and potential for future growth.

There has not been a better time to join us! We offer competitive rates and 25 days holiday per year, excluding bank holidays. Product specific training can also be given to the right candidate to ensure our exacting standards are met.

Current Vacancies

Experienced Crane Engineer

We currently have a vacancy for a highly professional individual with a proven track record of working within the crane engineering/crane service within the commercial vehicle sector. MV Commercial is one of the leading specialist vehicle suppliers in the UK and fits, services and repairs cranes from all leading manufacturers including Hiab, Palfinger, Cormach and PM.

Key Skills

Ideally, you will hold an ALLMI Certification to carry out LOLER testing.

  • Will consider candidates qualified to [NVQ Level 3] and a considerable
    amount of experience working on the equipment.
  • 5 years hands on experience of maintaining, servicing, and repairing various pieces of crane and lifting equipment.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of LOLER regulations.
  • Ability to perform and oversee Loader testing.
  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to influence customers.
  • To hold a full and clean driving licence.

Specific Tasks include, but are not limited to:

Reporting to Crane Department Management and ensure that own and team operations, including those undertaken on the Company's behalf are conducted in manner which fully complies with Health and Safety, Quality, Environmental and Best Practices Policies.

  • Maintain cranes, prolonging the life of the equipment under our remit by
    means of preventative maintenance and servicing.
  • Reduce avoidable costs where possible for the group by achieving first time
    fix rate.
  • Advise the group/site in crane related and lifting operation matters.
  • Reduce crane breakdowns by Preventative Maintenance on component
  • Carry out fault diagnosis and route cause analysis on components after
  • Completion of Risk Assessment/Method Statements and Point of Work Risk Assessments.
  • Collate crane performance data and send monthly reports to manager for all sites.
  • Understand and deploy continuous improvement and problem-solving
    techniques to optimise crane availability, reliability, and performance.

Mechanical Design Engineer

An experienced mechanical design engineer required to develop and customise products for the Truck and Trailer industry.

  • Creation of overall design and assembly drawings to defined requirements.
  • Generation of detailed manufacturing drawings for internal or external production.
  • Creation of BOM for special products and procurement as required.
  • Customer liaison for projects.
    Liaison with Workshop Supervisor’s to ensure projects are fulfilled on time.
  • Continuous Improvement of existing products.

Key Skills

  • A sound background in mechanical engineering, with good knowledge of fabricated assemblies and sheet metalwork.
  • Hydraulic and Electrical Knowledge would be helpful.
  • The ability to quickly and effectively design customised variants from a standard product range.
  • The ability to prioritise workload and deal efficiently with multiple projects.
  • Minimum of HND in Mechanical Engineering.

Other Skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of Inventor 3D CAD or similar.
  • Able to produce effective, detailed manufacturing information on time.
  • Working knowledge of Machinery Standards and relevant legislation.
  • Able to work as part of a small team.
  • Excellent communication skills.

HGV Fitters

To undertake a variety of fitting and welding activities to support the manufacturing facility.  The successful HGV Fitter will join an experienced team and their main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Fitting new truck and trailer components across our range of products.
  • May be required to weld, fabricate, and paint.
  • Make and fix small components on trucks and trailers (e.g. bracket fitting).
  • Recording all work done.
  • To be considered for the role you must be an all-rounder who is willing to support several aspects of the manufacturing process. In addition, the following key skills and experience are essential:
  • Demonstrable experience as a Fitter, ideally in an HGV trailer workshop.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools, such as hoists or air-powered devices,
  • Welding, Fabricating and/or Painting experience,
  • Experience working on heavy commercial vehicles such as lorries and buses (advantageous),
  • Good attention detail.
  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety.

HGV Hydraulics Technician

To undertake Hydraulic system assembly and installation to support the production of trucks and trailers to specification. The successful Hydraulics Technician will join an experienced team and their main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Fitting rams, wet kits, conveyor floors and walking floors.
  • Creation of schematic drawings for future use.
  • Following technical plans.
  • Adhering to strict safety regulations.

To be considered for the Hydraulics Technician role you must have a methodical and logical approach. In addition, the following key skills and experience are essential:

  • Previous experience in hydraulic assembly and installation (preferably on HGV trucks and trailers).
  • Ability to plan the layout of hydraulic components to achieve a logical and balanced system.
  • Capable of reading and creating schematic drawings for future work.
  • Knowledge of electrical/hydraulic fitting techniques.
  • Good problem-solving skills and techniques.
  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety.

HGV Electrician

The qualified HGV Electrician will undertake a variety of electrical activities to support the production of trucks and trailers to specification. The successful HGV Electrician will join the repairs and special projects team and their main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Create wiring looms and control boxes.
  • Testing electrical circuits and control systems.
  • Inspect electrical systems, wiring and equipment to ensure they are safe and functioning properly.
  • Electrical diagnosis and fault finding.
  • Fix faults and/or replacing electrical parts.
  • Following technical plans.
  • Adhering to strict safety regulations.
  • Learning about new electrical legislation/specifications.

To be considered for the HGV Electrician role you must have a methodical and logical approach. In addition, the following key skills and experience are essential:

    • Experienced in all aspects of truck and trailer electrics.
    • Capable of reading and creating wiring diagrams (preferably on AutoCAD).
    • Must be able to create wiring looms and control boxes.
    • Must be able to fit a variety of products outside and inside the vehicle.
    • Must be able to adapt to the ever-changing workload.
    • Good attention detail.
    • Knowledge of workplace health and safety.

Administrative Service Assistance for Automobile Repair Depot


  •  Updates status of repair jobs in online system.
  • Organize and schedule priorities based on feedback from Depot Head.
  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes.
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence notes.
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.
  • Develop and maintain a filing system and visual communication to shop floor.
  • Manages weekly hours.
  • Assists in calculating repair cost estimates.
  • Raises part purchase request & Co-ordinates for ordering of parts and follow-up.
  • Assists in service bookings (MOT, Tacho, PDI).
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports.
  • Provide general support to visitors.
  • Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients.
  • Liaise with executive and senior administrative assistants to handle requests and queries from senior managers.

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as an Administrative Assistant.
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers, scanners, and fax machines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular).
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Business degree or equivalent; additional qualification as an administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus.

Upholstery Technician (Automotive)

Job Description:

Re-trim a range of trucks including door cards, dashboards, seat covers using materials such as leather, vinyl, carpets, adhesives etc. Desirably be knowledgeable in pattern making, trimming of seats, vehicle panels, steering wheels. Skilled using a sewing machine.

Main Duties:

  • Repair or replace upholstery in automobiles, and trucks: Remove old upholstery from seats and door panels of vehicle.
  • Measure new padding and covering materials, and cut them to required dimensions, using knife or shears.
  • Adjust or replace seat springs and ties them in place.
  • Sew covering material together, using sewing machine.
  • Fit covering to seat frame and secures it with glue and tacks.
  • Refurbish interiors by replacing cushions, drapes, and floor coverings.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Consistent demonstration of several sewing and upholstery techniques.
  • Ability to multi-task, this position is a very detailed oriented position
  • Knowledge of basic hand and power tools is required.


  • 2 Years of upholstery experience and 3 years of sewing experience (preferred).

HGV Technician

Job Role 

  • Fault diagnostics and repair – electrical
  • Fault diagnostics and repair – mechanical 
  • Routine inspection/service of HGV vehicles (trucks and trailers)
  • MOT Preparation



  • NVQ 3 HGV Service and Repair (Equivalent experience)
  • HGV License Desirable


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