Mechanical Fitter - Liverpool - Days - £27k-£30k+lots of OT

£27000 - £30000/annum DOE
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our exclusive client are a market leader in the recycling of metals. They have multiple sites in the UK where they process both Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals from a wide variety of sources which they ultimately export. They now have an urgent requirement for an experienced Mechanical Fitter to join them at their Liverpool site.

The role requires keeping equipment and machinery in optimum operational condition. This includes heavy mobile and static plant; excavators, wheel loaders, shears, balers & shredders and other relevant equipment used within the metal recycling industry.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:

- The diagnosis and resolution of breakdown problems
- To respond rapidly to breakdowns thereby minimising the period of time any equipment is out of action
- To ensure all machinery is maintained to a high standard and capable of operating in line with Company standards
- To comply with all machine operating systems
- To keep accurate records of all machinery on site
- To complete and maintain all documentation on the Company maintenance tracking system

To be considered for this position the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate all or most of the following skills and experience:

- The ability to strip down and rebuild hydraulic, mechanical components on heavy machines
- The ability to weld metals of all types including heavy sections & assemblies
- Able to understand technical drawings relating to machinery
- Competent in lifting and slinging
- A working knowledge of diesel engine maintenance
- ONC level qualifications or equivalent
- NVQ Level 3 or above in a relevant subject
- IT Literate with the ability to use a range of packages applicable to the role, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (emails)

Desirable Skills

- HNC qualifications in a relevant subject area
- Capable of the diagnosis of component level hydraulic faults
- Ability to operate basic machine shop machinery; lathes, milling machines etc.
- Working knowledge of 3-phase electrics
- The ability to work in a clean room environment
- Relative experience in a heavy engineering environment