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  • UK, West Midlands, Walsall
  • from £30,000 to £35,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Industry: Water & Utilities
  • Discipline: Plant Operations
  • Qualifications: Vocational

Job Role: Plant Fitter

Location : Walsall

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

As a Plant Fitter for you will be responsible for the service, maintenance and repair of company assets within our hire fleet based from our depot in Walsall.

You will also from time to time be required to travel to different customer locations, attending breakdowns, carrying out scheduled services, capturing machine damage, completing and keeping accurate and comprehensive equipment maintenance records at all times.

Communicating effectively is a key part of this role, ensuring that your line Manager and Customers are kept informed as required. Working as part of the Plant department operations team and providing full operational support to all areas of the business as required.

Key Responsibilities:

Service & Maintenance

 Complete service and maintenance for mechanical and non-mechanical plant and specialist equipment, following manufacturer guidelines and company processes.

 Raise workshop jobs in the system detailing hours and parts used for all service, maintenance and repair work completed saving the updated certificates on the shared drive.

 Request parts for workshop jobs to be ordered using the workshop module in the system.

 Ensure damage repairs are processed as rechargeable in the system where applicable and photographs are submitted to support charges.

 Maintaining stock of tools, spares and consumables held in the depot and vehicles. Request purchase orders to be raised for stock shortfalls or parts required, and suggest stock holding levels requirements to management.

 Identify equipment for disposal and highlight to management.

 Create workshop jobs for all scheduled on site work.

 Complete documentation for all scheduled and unscheduled work completed. Accurately record of hours and parts used on return to the depot.

 Liaise with the customer during all on site work to ensure they are aware of progress and potential down time of equipment.


 Maintain accurate stock levels within the system by ensuring orders are picked accurately.

 Report stock issues and highlight where customer orders could potentially be delayed.

 Complete stock checks as requested, feeding back to management and Quality Team.

 Support the business during annual stock checks.

Health and Safety

 Complete tasks in accordance with depot risk assessments, notify the Team Leader of any potential non-compliance.

 Report accidents and near misses using the correct methods.

 Ensure that all customer site inductions are completed before work commences.

 Ensure the correct PPE is used in the depot at all times.

 Maintain excellent levels of housekeeping, ensure areas are free from waste and trip hazards.

 Complete weekly checks for all equipment used as listed in department file.


 Ensure works are carried out in accordance with processes.

 Contribute to continuous improvement by providing suggestions and feedback to Management.

 Work to agreed timescales updating the Team Leader where required. Maintain good communication with Team Leaders and Management at all times.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


 Previous experience working as a Plant Fitter/Engineer

 Computer literate

 Attention to detail and ability to follow procedures

 Ability to work well within a team, offering support to others

 Flexible and self-motivated

 Great communication skills, verbal and written

 Full Driving licence


 Forklift licence

 NVQ or City and Guilds qualification in plant maintenance

  • Quote ref: 513/23482

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