Vehicle and Mobile Plant Mechanic

Location Londonderry, County Londonderry, N. Ireland
Job Type Permanent
Salary Up to £12.49 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Shauna McGrath
Job Ref CHS0002903_1568648275

Job Description

Our Client - a large Public Sector Organisation require a temporary Vehicle and Mobile Plant Mechanic for a temporary assignment up to 12 months

Role: Mechanic

Location: Co Londonderry

Duration: up to 12 months

Pay rate: £12.47

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Assessing mechanical issues

  • Identifying, advising & carrying out the most appropriate mechanical repairs to vehicles and mobile plant with minimum supervision.
  • Assessing bodywork issues
  • Identifying, advising & carrying out (where practical) the most appropriate bodywork repairs to vehicles and mobile plant with minimum supervision.
  • Complete necessary paper work
  • Ensure that all work carried out is recorded correctly and that all hours used and parts fitted are clearly identified for billing.

Ordering of parts

  • Ensure that all parts required for each job are clearly identified as soon as possible to enable ordering on a timely basis to minimise downtime.

Carrying out a range of mechanical duties including but not limited to: -

  • Servicing, maintaining and repairing vehicles and plant
  • Checking steering, ignition, brakes, lights, oil, tyres, etc.
  • Diagnosing and repairing electrical and electronic faults.
  • Changing engine oil and filters.
  • Fitting brake components.
  • Fitting exhaust systems.
  • Fitting clutches.
  • Overhauling engines.
  • Testing vehicles and diagnosing faults using diagnostic tools.
  • Measuring vehicle performance by using specialised equipment.
  • Preparing vehicles for GVC / MOT tests and ensure (if required), that vehicles due for testing are presented to the DVA centre at the pre-arranged date and time.
  • Provide supervisor with timely and accurate assessments of work which needs to be done.
  • Participate in standby and callout duties to provide an after-hours service for the vehicles and plant maintained by TMG with emphasis on winter gritting activities carried out by Transport NI.

Computer use

  • Use of IT hardware for accessing company information, wage and hours worked data.
  • Input of basic data (training will be provided).


  • A time-served mechanic with a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above to include English Language and Math.
  • Experience working in a busy workshop environment working on light and heavy commercial vehicles and a variety of mobile plant assets.
  • Have a good understanding and experience of workshop practices and procedures.
  • A full, current driving licence.
  • Competence in the use of IT including diagnostic tools and applications.
  • Forklift truck licence or willingness to complete required Forklift qualification after taking up the role
  • A requirement to participate in an out of hours on-call and standby rota as well as a requirement to work overtime; including weekends and public and privilege holiday and provide cover for others when the need arises.


  • Current driving licence with categories C or CE

If interested in this role please upload CV to the link provided and a member of the team will be in touch

Please note the successful candidate will be required to complete a Basic Access NI Check at a cost of £18.00

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