Plant Fitter / Mechanical Fitter (Heavy Plant)

Planet Forward
Wytham, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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We have forged many long term partnerships with housing developers across the region and have come to be known as a genuine specialist in civil engineering and groundworks. We are truly committed to the training and continual professional development of our team and as such are a member of the CITB and Construction Skills, and as Equal Opportunities employers.

We are looking to recruit a plant fitter with prior knowledge of excavators to join our team on a permanent basis.

You will be responsible for the service, maintenance and repair of a variety of heavy Plant Equipment including excavators, rollers and dumpers of all sizes as well as LGVS so full knowledge of repairing both Plant and Vehicles is essential.

Main responsibilities

  • Completion of planned preventative and corrective maintenance activities in a timely manner to minimise equipment downtime.
  • Maintain Records of works completed and supporting processes.
  • Delivery of continuous improvement projects/actions
  • Adhere to all Safety related documentation (Safe Systems of Work, Visual Task Sheets & Risk Assessments/Permits to work etc) for all maintenance activities
  • Ensure Safety related documentation (Risk Assessments/Permits to work etc.) for all maintenance work are completed where required
  • Strong & Proactive communication with site team
  • Support management with root cause problem solving exercises


  • NVQ Level 2 / 3 Plant Maintenance/time served or equivalent
  • You must have prior experience of working on excavators and associated plant (including LGV's) in order to be considered for this position
  • Full UK Driving Licence

  • IPAF
  • Slinger/Signaller
  • Rope Trained
  • CSCS Gold in Plant Construction Maintenance & repair

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Competitive salary
  • 40 hour week
  • Overtime paid at time 1.5 / double time
  • 24 days holiday
  • Company medical scheme
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • Van with fuel card
  • Company phone

Please press apply now to submit your application. Alternatively, if you would like further information on this position or other positions win a similar sector, please feel free to contact Shaunna Doherty on 01214680019 for a confidential conversation.

We are an equal opportunities Business. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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