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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship
Due to company expansion we require a 1st Year Apprentice Refrigeration Engineer in the Cork Area. Duties will include service and installation of Commercial Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Catering Equipment. The ideal candidate must be able to work within a team. Full training will be provided. Electrical, mechanical or construction work experience an advantage. Must be flexible with working hours when required. Apprenticeship based in the Cork Area but working throughout Munster. Ideally you will be based in the North Cork Area. Full Clean License.
Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Apprenticeship
D. Dennehy Ltd. is recruiting for an apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic for work in our commercial vehicle workshop. With this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified heavy vehicle mechanic, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Heavy Vehicle Mechanics. Do you have a keen interest in mechanics and want to work on large vehicles? This apprenticeship will suit someone who likes to work with their hands and enjoys assembling and disassembling machines. What does a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic do? As a heavy vehicle mechanic, you will carry out routine servicing and repair on commercial vehicles such as trucks, trailers, vans, jeeps, buses and coaches. Your work will involve servicing, diagnostics and repairs. As well as routine servicing, major overhauls are undertaken at regular intervals. Faults are diagnosed and you will repair or replace the defective components as necessary. You will manage the mechanical, electrical/electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic aspects of vehicles.
Vehicle Body Repairs Apprenticeship
D. Dennehy Ltd. are recruiting for an apprentice Vehicle Body Repairer for work in our commercial vehicle crash repair centre. What it takes to be a Vehicle Body Repairer? •Be physically active •Must pass a colour-vision test •Aptitude for handling tools and equipment •Mechanical aptitude •Problem solving & critical thinking skills •Patient and have great attention to detail The Vehicle Body Repairer will report to the Workshop Manager. What does a Vehicle Body Repairer do? A Vehicle Body Repairers’ work is practical, hands on work involves straightening bent bodies, removing dents, and replacing crumpled parts that are beyond repair. They repair all types of vehicles. Vehicle Body Repairs use special equipment to restore damaged metals frames and body equipment. They remove badly damaged panels with a pneumatic metal cutting gun and weld in replacement sections. They pull out minor dents with a hydraulic jack or knock them out with hand-tools or pneumatic hammers. They remove small pits in the panel with pick hammers and punches. Vehicle Body Repairers may also work on plastic panels using a hot air welding gun or install windscreens. Once the repair work has been completed, the vehicle must be prepared for repainting. Power sanders and sandpapers are used to remove the original paint or rust, and small nicks and scratches are filled with body putty. Parts that do not need painting such as headlights or windows are removed or masked. The amount of paint required is calculated, the paint is mixed to match the desired colour and tested with a viscosity meter to make sure that it is at the right consistency. Vehicle Body Repairs use a spray gun to apply both the primer and final coats of paint. After the final coat is applied, the vehicle is polished. In some cases, the Vehicle Body Repairer will also deal directly with the customer and give estimates on the cost of the work. How do I become a Vehicle Body Repairer? The route to this exiting career is through a four- year learning apprenticeship. Most of your learning is on the job in the garage or workshop with Master Vehicle Body Repairers, with 3 phases of full time off the job study totalling 42 weeks. The first phase of full time study is with an ETB (Educational Training Board), the second and third with an Institute or College, such as an IT. The minimum entry requirement is at that you are at least 16 years old and have at least a grade D in any 5 subjects in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent grades in other approved examinations). Some employers will look for more than this- up to Leaving Certificate. Maths, physics, technical drawing, metal work, technology and engineering are particularly relevant school subjects.
Industrial Insulation Apprenticeship
Secon Construction Services are currently hiring 1st Year Apprentices for the Trade of Industrial Insulation Nationwide. The Industrial Insulator’s job involves measuring, cutting and fitting a variety of insulation materials to pipes, valves, pressure vessels, tanks, ducting, flues or on any hot or cold surfaces for the purpose of thermal insulation, fireproofing or soundproofing. It also involves the cladding of the insulation material with suitable coverings such as sheet metal, aluminium, zinc, stainless steel or other specified coverings and finishes, such as, felt, cement, various rubbers, canvas and foils. Metal cladding involves pattern layout and development of sheetmetal (mild steel, galvanised mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium and other alloys) up to 1.2mm and the use of various machines. These patterns would include pipe work, vessels, domed ends, valve and angle boxes, tee pieces, reducers, transformers etc. The patterns are then fabricated by hand and with the aid of machines. Industry Served Engineering Industry Mechanical Services Sector: Air-Conditioning, Plumbing and Refrigeration, Power Plants, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food Processing, Brewing and Distilling Building Commercial and Industrial, Cold Storage, Dairy and Ship Repair Industries, Fire Protection Environment Noise Abatement: Sound Enclosures and Acoustic Panels.