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Vehicle & Plant Workshop Mechanic

Location Londonderry, County Londonderry
Sector
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £13.06 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Gemma Lillington
Job reference CHS0002903_1583771669

Job description

Our Client, a large Public Sector Organisation require an experienced Vehicle Mechanic to work on a 6 month Temporary Contract

Role: Vehicle & Plant Workshop Mechanic

Location: Derry/Londonderry

Duration: 6 months

Pay rate: £13.06 per hour

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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).

Essential Criteria

  1. A time-served mechanic with a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above to include English Language and Math.
  2. Experience working in a busy workshop environment working on light and heavy commercial vehicles and a variety of mobile plant assets.
  3. Have a good understanding and experience of workshop practices and procedures.
  4. Current, valid driving licence.
  5. Competence in the use of IT including diagnostic tools and applications.
  6. Forklift truck licence or willingness to complete required Forklift qualification after taking up the role
  7. 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.

Desirable criteria

  1. Current driving licence with categories C or CE

If you meet the essential criteria and are interested in this role please upload your CV to the link provided.

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

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