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Heavy Plant Fitter

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions
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28 Jun 2022

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Heavy Plant Fitter

Llantrisant, Cardiff

Permanent - 39 hours days

Salary £27-31k neg dep on experience

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are proud to be working with the world's largest Caterpillar dealer, selling, renting and providing parts and service for equipment and engines to customers across diverse industries, including mining, construction, petroleum, forestry and a wide range of power systems applications. They are looking to recruit an experienced Heavy Plant Fitter for the South Wales site located in Llantrisant.

Position Overview

To ensure that the refurbishment of Caterpillar products within the Construction Equipment product group operate, and will continue to operate for the foreseeable future, to Company standards and customer requirement by carrying out a range of reconditioning and maintenance work on those products.

Job Description:

Undertake a detailed inspection of the machine to confirm or expand on any initial field inspection report so that a commercial assessment of the likely repair, replacement refurbishment work can be made.
Carry out standard diagnosis tests on machine components to enable more accurate cost evaluations or for the issue of condition and warranty agreements to customers.
Produce a comprehensive list of parts and materials required for the proposed machine preparation work.
Undertake overhaul, repair or refurbishment work on the machine to the agreed work plan, removing and dispatching components for specialist attention, re-installing the original or replacement part or repairing original parts.
Inspect and test completed machine to ensure unit is operating to expected performance levels.

Specific Skills

Flexibility, organisational and time management skills
Excellent attention to detail, work accuracy/numeracy and quality orientated
Work autonomously on own initiative and also well as part of a team Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build positive relationships across all levels of the business
Motivated and dynamic self-starter
Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
Effective problem-solver with strong analytical skills
A committed and positive attitude along with an obvious customer focus and the ability to build a positive rapport with customers

Deep understanding of the use of general service manuals and computerised Service Information System (SIS) from the OEM
Practical knowledge of tooling and specialised equipment to conduct repairs on difficult and heavy machinery
Practical knowledge of rigging, slinging and jacking procedures
Electrical, hydraulic and mechanical fitting knowledge


Adhere to agreed job times. Ensure the highest quality of finished machines. Maintain availability of machines ready to hire and presentation of machine stock parked in yard. Ensure positive feedback/nil customer complaints. Constant awareness of SHEQ obligations and zero accidents by maintaining a tidy and safe working area.

Education and Experience

Either apprentice trained or minimum 5 years' experience in quality service environment within a similar industry
A licence to drive reach trucks is required
Practical experience in operating construction equipment in confined spaces and mechanical fitting work on large-scale machines
Preferably with a background in materials handling

Salary: £27,000 - £31,000 depending on experience

39 hours per week: 7.30am - 4pm Mon- Fri 7.30am-3pm Friday . Regular overtime paid at 1.5 and 2

Hols: 25 days plus bank hols

Pension: Employer matched pension scheme, percentage related

Tools: Yearly tool allowance

Share: Option to join share scheme

Training: Ongoing training on Caterpillar products

Clothing: All work related clothing and safety equipment provided

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client.

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Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future
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