HGV Mechanic

Impulse Recruitment are currently recruiting for a HGV Mechanic for a large company based in Dublin

This is an excellent opportunity to stay long term and work with a fantastic company and gain a long term career

Role and purpose

  • To undertake skilled tasks relating to maintenance of depot vehicle fleet and depot premises, safely and in accordance with statutory and business requirements, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Work as part of the team in the Engineering Department at depot.
  • Develop good relationships with colleagues and relevant personnel in other departments of the Group

Working relationships with

                           Engineering employees and engineering department management team

                     Local operations supervisors

                     Health and Safety Department team

                       Other Dublin Bus departments as required

Areas of responsibility 1. Safety

  • Comply with Safety Statement and responsibilities set out in the “Safety in Engineering Handbook”
  • Comply with safety responsibilities for vehicle maintenance as set out in a) vehicle manufacturer instructions and b) BAC instructions


 Vehicle and plant fault diagnosis

 Preventative maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and premises

 All tasks associated with the mechanical systems, electrical systems and body systems of vehicles

 Operate garage equipment

 Grease vehicle lubrication points and change vehicle oils

 Maintain vehicle batteries

 Undertake all tasks provided for in the Productivity Agreements

 Report any vehicle defects observed to supervisor

 Maintain clean and efficient workshop

 Undertake roadside repair and recovery of vehicles


Description automatically generated with medium confidence Perform any other tasks appropriate to the grade as instructed by supervisor


The following competencies represent the sets of knowledge; skills and abilities required for the position and are based on the role and responsibilities attached to this position.

Safety awareness

  • Aware of safety issues related to own role and department

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact effectively with others, customers / colleagues etc


  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines when necessary


  • Works effectively with others to accomplish tasks and goals, to find solutions to
  • Ability to be flexible and work in different roles and on different shift patterns
  • Ability to upgrade skills to work with new vehicles / technology and to adapt to changing work priorities


  • Ability to give excellent attention to detail and quality of work and to understand and comply with safety regulations
  • Ability to identify, diagnose and rectify vehicle defects

Other requirements

 Heavy duty vehicle experience

 Served a recognised heavy vehicle mechanic apprenticeship

 Have full clean driving licence (preferably category D, category B minimum)

 Be over 21 years (to comply with D Licence regulation) – exception for current final year apprentices and mechanics who have recently completed BAC apprenticeship  Have fluent spoken and written English

Qualification requirements:

  • National Craft Certificate for the trade of Heavy/light Vehicle Mechanic awarded by SOLAS/Department of Education following the successful completion of a recognised SOLAS apprenticeship OR
  • Advanced Certificate – Craft awarded by FETAC following the successful completion of a recognised SOLAS apprenticeship 

Driving Licence requirements:

  • A Valid Category B Irish Driving Licence held for a minimum of 2 years plus a Valid, Full Category D Licence Learner Permit 


  • A Valid Category B Irish Driving Licence held for a minimum of 2 years plus a Valid Full Category D Irish Driving licence
Job Category: HGV Mechanic
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dublin

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