Hire Fitter - Galway

Location Galway
Job ref: 070211
Published: about 1 month ago

Hire Fitter - Galway

Part of Grafton Group Plc, Chadwicks Group is the market leader in the builder’s merchanting industry in the Republic of Ireland. The core business is through the traditional Builders Merchants division. Main brands include Chadwicks, Cork Builders Providers, Davies & Telfords.  In addition, and through organic growth and acquisitions the Group have established a range of brands which are close to the core but offer a uniquely different range of products.  These include Heitons Steel, Panelling Centre, Morgans Timber, Proline & Sitetech.


Principle Objective

To work closely with the Hire Supervisor to ensure a high level of service to our customers while also adhering to high work standards.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Comprehensive product knowledge with experience in the Hire industry
  • Fitter capabilities

Key Responsibilities


- Maintenance and service of our large plant items to include;

  • Mini Excavators
  • Mini Dumpers
  • Road Compressors
  • Vibrating Rollers

- Maintenance and service of our small plant items to include;

  • Cement Mixers
  • Concrete Power Float
  • Plate Compactor
  • Poker Vibrators

- Maintenance and service of our electrical tools to include;

  • Angle grinders, Circular saw, Hammer drills, Breaker, Sanders.

- Maintenance and service of engine types;

  • Honda    4 stroke petrol

  • Lister / Yammer  4 Stroke diesel

  • Partner / Makita / Husqvarna    Petrol  2 stroke

  • Assisting in the general / day to day running of a busy hire department

  • On site repairs and breakdowns.

  • Ensure safety standards are met and safe working practices adhered too.

  • Test and run for small fleet (pat test)

  • Maintenance and light repair on small tool fleet

  • Safeguard the assets of the company

  • Ensure all company policies are implemented accordingly

  • Be responsible for the safety of staff and customers

  • Responsible for the upkeep of the shop and warehouse

  • Assist in entering data onto the hire computer system

  • Vehicle Health and Safety Management

  • Taco Graph management

  • Delivery and collection of stock to customers

  • Provide comprehensive customer demonstrations on how to safely use plant and tool equipment


Essential Competencies

  • Effective team working
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The flexibility and willingness to learn
  • To enjoy working with people
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Dynamic, motivated & driven to achieve targets
  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail


Key Relationships

  • Branch Colleagues
  • Branch Manager
  • Regional Director
  • Area Hire Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Support Office team
  • Customers & Suppliers


Contract Type

*         Permanent

*         Full time 39 hour contract

*         Working week Monday to Friday, may be required to take part in the Saturday roster


Our Benefits Include

  • Competitive Basic Salary
  • Private Health Care
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Colleague Saving Scheme
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Colleague Discount
  • Educational Assistance
  • Wellness initiatives


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At Chadwicks Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.  You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.