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Heavy Plant Fitter

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Job Details
  • 4955
  • J Dickinson & Sons
  • Horwich, Bolton
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary up to £43,000 negotiable + attractive overtime rates + benefits

Heavy Plant Fitter / Mechanical Engineer

Do you pride yourself on your adaptability and ability to overcome challenges, and have proven experience as a Fitter / Mechanical Engineer working on mobile or fixed plant within waste, construction or a similar heavy plant industry? If so, read on to discover more about this brilliant opportunity…

Our Company

J Dickinson and Sons is a family-owned company, with over 80 years’ experience providing a wide range of environmental services including skip hire, recycling and waste management from our 17-acre, state of the art facilities in Horwich, Bolton.

At the heart of our business is the desire to provide a high quality and professional service, and a commitment to helping the environment and protecting it for future generations. Joining our team of 70 employees, you’ll be part of an organisation that truly believes in giving back to our local community, investing in our team through continuous training and professional development, and we foster a strong entrepreneurial culture, ensuring you have a bright future ahead and enabling you to have a real impact on the way we operate and the services we provide.

The Role – Heavy Plant Fitter / Mechanical Engineer

As a Heavy Plant Fitter, you’ll be joining our small but highly skilled and dedicated team of Engineers and Fitters at our busy and fast-paced site, undertaking daily preventative maintenance tasks and responding to breakdowns for a variety of mobile and fixed plant equipment ranging from shredders and shakers to material handlers and loading shovels.

Your duties will include, although will not be limited to:

  • Carrying out inspection, service routines, repairs and testing of fixed and mobile plant machinery
  • Investigating and diagnosing faults, reporting findings and carrying out repairs (including attending on-site breakdowns)
  • Undertaking maintenance tasks and scheduling routine maintenance
  • Working to a maintenance schedule, accurately recording tasks completed

The Package

As a Heavy Plant Fitter, you’ll be joining our successful company at an exciting time, where your hard work and results will be recognised and rewarded, and where you’ll have the opportunity to be a key part of our ongoing success. You’ll also benefit from:

  • Salary of up to £43,000, level dependent on experience and negotiable for a highly experienced Heavy Plant Fitter
  • Paid overtime regularly available, with attractive rates of pay (time and a half for callouts, and double time on Sundays)
  • Annual leave rising to 23 days plus bank holidays following one years’ service, and 25 days plus bank holidays after 5 years
  • Permanent contract
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance (2 x salary)
  • Private medical, dental and optical insurance
  • Employee mental health and wellness programmes
  • Funded training and career development opportunities, with genuine opportunities to progress
  • Employee referral programme
  • Company social events
  • Access to a company vehicle for work purposes
  • Employee discounts on our services
  • For applicants based further afield, your time to commuting time will be paid for

You’ll be based at the workshop within our 17-acre recycling village, located in Horwich (Bolton, Greater Manchester). You’ll be working Monday to Friday 7am to 5.30pm, and every other Saturday 7.00am to 12.30pm (some flexibility available with start and finish times).

Our Requirements – Heavy Plant Fitter / Mechanical Engineer

  • Proven experience as a Fitter / Mechanical Engineer working on mobile or fixed plant within waste, construction or a similar heavy plant industry
  • Proficient in diagnosing, repairing and implementing preventative measures in relation to hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems
  • Excellent problem solving and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain calm under pressure
  • Superb interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at all levels
  • A positive attitude and flexibility towards tasks

Although not essential, experience as an HGV Technician / HGV Mechanic / HGV Fitter, along with a relevant formal qualification to NVQ level 3 or equivalent, would be advantageous.

All applications for this Heavy Plant Fitter / Mechanical Engineer vacancy are to be submitted online.

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