Mechanic - 4600

Aberdeen, UK
14 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Sparrows Group is a specialist lifting and mechanical handling contractor that delivers equipment, technology and integrated engineering services to the global energy industry. Our solutions support our client's to optimise their efficiency by ensuring the performance, reliability and safety of critical equipment and people.

With our headquarters in Aberdeen, we employ over 1,600 people across numerous operational locations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

We are currently looking to recruit a Mechanic to work out of Aberdeen. The Mechanic work scope includes but is not limited to work on projects undertaken mainly relating to offshore crane manufacturing and repair within the workshop facility, at several SOS onshore sites and offshore installations.

Main responsibilities

·Responsible for carrying out mechanical strip down, repairs and rebuilds adhering to client specifications as detailed on the relevant Job Card or Standing Instructions issued by Mechanical Foreman.

·Responsible for carrying out mechanical part installation of new build mechanical equipment.

·Responsible for checking plant/equipment prior to use highlighting any faults or defects to Mechanical Foreman.

·Loading and offloading items from transport.
·Completing rigging and lifting operations to complete mechanical projects in line with personal training and competence.
HSEQ responsibilities
·It is mandatory that the incumbent is familiar with, and follows the company's health, safety, environment and quality management system and takes an active part in the compliance and improvement of the management systems.

·The incumbent must report any accidents, incidents, near misses, actual or potential problems with products, services or systems according to the management system processes/procedures.

·The incumbent also has legal responsibilities under country-specific health, safety and/or environmental legislation to follow all company policies, procedures, guidelines, control measures, signage and permit conditions and to know what to do in an emergency.

·The incumbent is also responsible for the health and safety arrangements of subordinates (if any) and for any persons visiting them while on the company premises.

Qualifications and experience


·Comply with Sparrows HSEQ procedures and standards.

·Comply with client procedures and standards (where applicable).

·Comply with relevant statutory regulations and legislation.

·Ability to identify hazards and risks that are associated with a specific job/ task

Team Work

·Take personal accountability for your work and actions.

·Ability to work effectively with others.

·Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Work Site Documentation

·Ability to use the appropriate approved source to obtain the required information and specifications.

·Ability to identify, extract and interpret the required information.


·Ability to hand over equipment that has been repaired, or on which some form of maintenance activity has taken place.

·Ability required to confirm that equipment is ready for to return to service.

·Ability required to set up equipment and ensuring that the equipment is ready for operation before handover.

·Ability required to highlight any new, current or changed operating features of the equipment and to inform the appropriate person of any future maintenance requirements.

Fault finding

·Ability to plan and organise fault finding activities on mechanical equipment

·Ability to use various fault finding techniques and diagnostic equipment.

·Ability to identify various faults on various mechanical equipment and rectify the faults

·Ability and skill to have a consistent approach to fault finding

Equipment Maintenance

·Ability to plan and organise various Maintenance and Repair activities.

·Ability to maintain and repair various mechanical equipment to the required standard

·Ability to understand the dismantling and reassembly methods and procedures and their application

·Ability to understand how each piece of equipment functions after maintenance or repair.

·Ability to complete all relevant and necessary job/task documentation accurately and legibly

Wire Ropes

·Ability to plan and organise wire rope removal /replacement activities.

·Ability to carry out tasks related to various types of wire rope removal/ change out.

Rope spooling

·Ability to position and operate the spooling winch safely to the desired standard.

·Ability to know and understand the operating procedures and potential problems.

·Ability to comply with the safe working practices.

Bolt Tensioning

·Ability to work towards a Competency to inspect and test tension and or torque equipment.

·Ability to work towards a Competency to position/ install and safely operate bolt torque and tension equipment

·Ability to work towards a Competency to comply with the safe working practices


·Mechanical Trade Certification

·Level 3 VQ in Engineering Maintenance Mechanical or suitable equivalent (e.g. EAL Technical Support with additional Rigging Units)

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