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Apprenticeship Opportunity - HGV Mechanic

O Donovan Transport Cork LtdCarrigtwohill, County CorkFull-timePermanentGraduate

First Year Apprentice Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a 1st year apprentice to join our maintenance team and complete a HGV apprenticeship in conjunction with SOLAS. No experience necessary, full training provided.

Duties will include:

  • Servicing and maintenance of a large fleet of artic tractor units
  • Servicing and maintenance of a large and varied fleet of trailers
  • Welding and repairs
  • Minor auto-electrical repairs

Core Skills and Specialist Skills from Completing this Apprenticeship

At the end of the apprenticeship, the craftsperson will be able to demonstrate competence in the following skills:

  • Servicing: Carry out manufacturer’s service schedule. Complete a vehicle report form
  • Engine: Carry out compression tests. Remove/overhaul cylinder heads.
  • Diagnose turbo charger faults and remove/repair and replace components.
  • Diesel Fuel System: Remove/test and refit/replace injectors. Remove/replace diesel injection components.
  • Check exhaust emissions with smoke meter and diagnose faults. Remove/replace/time, fuel injection pumps. Remove/repair/ replace fuel lift pumps
  • Transmission: Remove/refit gearboxes. Diagnose faults in clutch, remove/replace components. Remove/replace driveshaft joints and bearings
  • Suspension: Remove/replace suspension components
  • Wheels: Balance wheels and repair punctures
  • Bodywork: Remove/replace bodywork components e.g. door locks, windows and regulators.
  • Repair/adjustment of mechanical and hydraulic types of cab tilting and locking devices. Fit safety crash barriers and reflector markings
  • Lights Remove/replace components and focus headlights
  • Brakes: Diagnose/rectify faults in ABS brakes. Diagnose faults in air assisted hydraulic and full air brake systems. Remove/replace and adjust system components
  • Engine: Carry out complete engine overhaul
  • Hydraulics: Overhauling and fitting tipping gear, tail lift and loading/unloading crane equipment.
  • Suspension: Diagnose and rectify faults in pneumatically and electronically controlled air suspension systems.
  • Transmission: Diagnose faults in and overhaul gearboxes. Diagnose faults in and overhaul differential and hub-reduction units. Diagnose and rectify faults in pneumatically and electronically operated gear change, differential and inter axle locking mechanisms
  • Electrical Diagnose/rectify faults in electrical circuits using wiring diagrams and multimeter. Remove/refit vehicle entertainment systems.
  • Install basic electrical equipment.
  • Bodywork: Repair/adjustment of mechanical bodywork components e.g. door locks, windows and regulators.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday the 9th of May 2024

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