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Careers

We are always looking for people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience coupled with drive, ambition and commitment to take our business forward in our effort to maintain our reputation as the most innovative bus manufacturer in the UK.

Working with us

As part of a global group, we are one of the UK’s leading bus manufacturing companies employing around 350 people across our business. Our parent, Ashok Leyland, part of the Hinduja Group, is ranked within the top four global bus manufacturers.

To apply for any of the advertised roles or submit a speculative application, please click the application link or forward your CV and covering letter to vacancies@optare.com

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits packages
  • Comprehensive apprenticeship programme
  • Service centres and product support locations across the country
  • Great opportunities in the sector

Current Positions

Field Service Engineer – Master Technician EV

To be the expert Technician in Electric Vehicles, providing aftersales product support on the full range of Optare electric vehicles (EV). Supporting the fleet of EV Optare Metrodecker, Solo, Metrocity and Versa vehicles covering service, repairs, diagnostics, and timely resolutions to very high standards in line with Optare product support policies and Optare Group terms and conditions of supply. Will be required to provide aftersales support across the region covered by Thurrock service centre and on occasion provide additional cover in other areas as and when required.

Due to the nature of the product being supported by aftersales, some of the initial training will be undertaken at the production facility in Sherburn in Elmet, which will initially require working away from home.

May require occasional overnight away from home working at other times subject to reasonable notice.

  • Status: 2 years fixed term contract - covering both early and late shifts
  • Department: Aftersales
  • Location: Thurrock Service Centre
  • Reporting to: Service Centre Manager
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Production Operative – Auto Electrician

The position entails working within a continuous assembly process and working with tools and machinery.

A formal apprenticeship is not essential; however auto electrical experience is essential.

To carry out the assigned role and complete the job operation to the process specification and quality standard, ensuring the continuance of the production flow process in terms of build quality and efficiency.

  • Status: Fixed term contract until 18/12/2020
  • Department: Production
  • Location: Sherburn in Elmet
  • Reporting to: Production Support Manager
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Legal and Homologation Engineer

As an Engineer you will be a key member of the Engineering team working within the Product Development life cycle process with the flexibility to be deployed in all aspects of our product development programmes.

You will be developing into a subject matter expert or advisor in the area of legal and homologation activities.

You will be a driver and key co-ordinator to ensure adherence for our key development and business plan programmes.

You will develop and maintain the requirements for key product development timelines, whilst highlighting the key KPIs required to ensure the successful completion of works according to the required quality and specification requirements.

As such, your strong team working, and organisational skills will be embedded in your approach to all aspects of your duties.

  • Status: Permanent
  • Department: Engineering
  • Location: Sherburn in Elmet
  • Reporting to: Principal Engineer
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Need more info?

If you need more information on a particular role or about our company then get in touch.

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Join the most innovative bus manufacturer in the UK.

We believe that a highly skilled and appropriately trained workforce is a key ingredient to our continued success and we are always looking for people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience coupled with drive, ambition and commitment to take our business forward in our effort to maintain our reputation as the most innovative bus manufacturer in the UK.

In return we have attractive remuneration and benefits packages appropriate to each opportunity within the Company.

We also offer a comprehensive apprenticeship programme to help us develop the technical experts of the future. This gives young people the chance to pursue a number of different skills in a selection of trades such as coach-builders, auto electricians, welders, mechanics and paint-sprayers.

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Our main manufacturing site is in Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, Yorkshire, and we have also established several service centres and product support locations across the country.

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