Gritter Driver / HGV2

Location Downpatrick, County Down
Job Type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Published 8 months ago
Start Date Oct 2018
Contact Noeline McNamee
Job Ref EN 0002044_1538497180

Job Description

Our client, a Public Sector Body responsible for public roads, footways, bridges, and street lights, have a requirement for HGV Class 2 Drivers for Winter Service gritting.

The Role:

As a Winter Service Driver duties will include:

  • Responding to Grit Calls during Standby Shift, AM and PM times, reporting to your specified depot at a specific time
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and carry full driving licence at all times
  • Completing vehicle checks - fuel, lights, oil/water levels - reporting any defects, accidents or problems encountered
  • Operating a Gritting Vehicle for gritting or snowploughing on a specified route. This will including the mounting and demounting of the Gritter body or plough attachment to/from vehicle chassis.
  • Cleaning, refuelling and parking vehicle after each shift

Hours of work:

  • Drivers need to be available Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 for the 24 week season.
  • Drivers will be on-call for 2 weeks in every 3 weeks as per the Rota for AM and PM shifts.


  • HGV Class 2 Licence
  • CPC / DQC
  • Previous HGV experience
  • Candidates are required to live within 30 minutes of depot to ensure response for grit calls during adverse weather conditions
  • Candidates must be available to cover the rota from October to April for AM and PM shifts - the rota will be a mixture of these throughout the 24 weeks

Areas Requiring Drivers:

  • Downpatrick
  • Castlewellan

In Return:

  • Full training will be provided (2 days off site [this will be mid week Aug/Sept] and 1 day on allocated route [Sept]- all paid)
  • Standby allocation will be paid for each week you are on Standby - even if you are not called out to work
  • Rate of pay beginning at 8.75ph for PM calls, increasing for other shifts

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