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General Operative Workshop




National Vehicle Distribution

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Job Description:

Workshop General Operative 


Summary of Position

NVD have a number of vacancies open for Mechanically minded General Operatives in Baldonnel Workshop.
The Workshop General Operative will operate as part of a workshop team and will take
responsibility for completing a range of workshop tasks as assigned and in line with
company policy, procedures and safety standards. The operative will also assist with other
workshop tasks as may be required from time to time.

***Shift patterns - the earliest start is 7am and the latest finishing time is 11pm. The occasional Saturday may be required***


Duties and Responsibilities
The following list of specific duties and responsibilities is indicative and not exhaustive:-
 Log onto to the Inform and Manufactures system using company provided Tablet
and receive work orders indicating assigned PDI tests to be completed. Alternatively,
receive work order instructions from colleagues or team leader.
 Collect a car from the workshop dedicated areas and drive the car to the correct
inspection bay. The car will be positioned into place, per PDI/fitout procedure, at the
inspection bay.
 Inspect certain specified items and or complete various tasks in line with company
procedures. These include, for example, checking suspension, car under-body, wheel
nuts, tyre pressure, number plates, oils, fluids, battery, diagnostics, shunt fuse
activation, child locks, remote locks, interior functions including door electrics,
mirrors, radio codes and functions, wipers, lights, sat nav, sun-roof and other similar
 The operative will perform a test drive on the inspected vehicle, noting any final
 The inspection will be tracked and a check-list completed, either on line or by paper,
confirming that each element of the particular inspection has been completed by the
general operative (and technician).
 Re-position vehicles on workshop tablets
 Attend training as required.
 Follow the workshop process and procedure.
 Follow all company health and safety procedures.
 Assist with template development of van linings – floors walls and bulkheads
 Assist with the fitment of various electrical items – wiring loom runs – lights, beacons
auxiliary batteries, stop/start systems reverse sensor/buzzers etc.
 Assist with accessory fitment – towbars, side steps, rear steps , roof ladders

 Assist with general duties in other parts of the workshop with light body repair and
paint work. Duties may include vehicle striping and preparation, vehicle finishing /
assembly / vehicle cleaning and valeting.
 Assist with general duties in other on-site workshops including van or commercial
 Assist with general duties with regard to batch jobs as may be required from time to
 Follow all inventory requisition procedures.
 Dispose of waste material properly and in line with environmental and health and
safety procedures
 Other general duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required
 Experience in the motor trade/sheet metal work advantageous
 Mechanically minded, perhaps with formal mechanical qualification
 Experience working with cars advantageous
 Alarm or accessory fitment experience advantageous
 Modifying cars
 Good dexterity
 Ability to think logically, solve problems and follow a process
 Good communicator
 Team working ability and skills
 Down to earth disposition
 Reasonable IT skills


Full training will be provided to the successful candidates.

***Competive hourly rates of pay and the opportunity to take part in a bonus scheme***


***Shift patterns - the earliest start is 7am and the latest finishing time is 11pm. The occasional Saturday may be required***


Rachel Coughlan


Permanent / Full-time

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