Mechanical Fitter

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1366916312-2
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Bennett and Game Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Driving, Engineering, Fashion, Health and Safety
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Mechanical Fitter Position Overview

My client based just outside Winchcombe in North Gloucestershire specialise in the design, build and installation of bespoke control systems, factory automation systems and machinery, vision inspection, plastic container handling and robotics.

They are looking to appoint a mechanical fitter/installer. In this role, you will be bringing customers' automation aspirations to life, working across a variety of industry sectors (predominantly in food

and beverage and plastic container handling) and working on some truly ground-breaking projects.

A lot of what we they is typically bespoke to their customers and to date there's not been an automation challenge they've not been able to support or that they have walked away from.

Reporting to the production manager, you will be joining their 'pool' team and therefore required to work both building in-house and installing on site, responsible for general mechanical fitting and assembly of automation machinery and sub-assemblies (think giant Meccano), working from engineering drawings and ensuring all projects are delivered to the highest possible standards and in a timely fashion.

You'll work on single machine builds through to complete automation lines , seeing projects through from build in their workshops through to dismantling and then assembly on the customer's site. They have customers across the UK and Ireland, Canada, and USA. It is rare that you will be expected to stay over a weekend, but this can happen occasionally, especially on overseas projects. You are paid travel time, overtime (as applicable) and expenses while you're away.

Bonus skill but not essential - Being capable of installing control panels and making basic wiring adjustments

Mechanical Fitter Position Requirements

You will:

  • be able to interpret engineering drawings (mechanical a must, electrical a plus)
  • have sound experience of machine assembly
    • to build assemblies and sub-assemblies
    • to build electrical and pneumatic systems
    • using general hand tools and power tools as required
  • be hard working and a great ambassador for the company
  • be a team player and have a great attitude!

Skills and experience:

  • Ideally a trained apprentice and/or qualified Mechanical Fitter/Assembler
  • Experienced at reading and interpreting engineering drawings and able to follow written instructions and method statements
  • Familiar with working in hygienic environments and health and safety requirements
  • Previous experience of working with pneumatic systems and valves
  • Experienced at working on medium sized assemblies and sub-assemblies
  • Having a high-level understanding of industrial control systems / PLCs is a plus but not essential
  • Good eye for detail and able to work on their own and as part of a team

Key requirements:

  • Self-starter with the maturity to be able to work with minimal supervision but equally, knows when support is needed
  • Trustworthy and a great communicator to ensure customers and your team have confidence
  • Fluent in English (second language is a plus)
  • A 'can do' attitude (we're a small but growing team)
  • Willingness to travel/work away from home on occasion (majority UK, but also abroad) -
  • Full UK driving licence (with 3 penalty points or less) - Must have manual licence to drive pool

vehicles

  • Passport - with no convictions preventing travel
  • Presentable and articulate

Mechanical Fitter Position Remuneration

  • Good rate of pay - Salary banding: 14.00- 17.00 p/h (depending on experience)
  • Potential for overtime during busy periods - payable at 1.5x basic Mon-Sat
  • Uniform and PPE
  • Opportunity to earn spot bonuses/awards for outstanding contributions
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (after probationary period)
  • 21 days holiday per annum plus statutory holidays
  • Additional holiday for long service
  • Private Health Insurance for you, your partner and children (after probationary period)
  • Cycle to work scheme (after probationary period)
  • Great colleagues
  • Great opportunities for progression
  • Normal Hours: Monday-Thursday 08.00 to 17.00, Friday 08.00 to 14.00
  • (Note there will be occasional travel with longer hours)
  • Overtime payable at 1.5x basic hourly pay rate after completion of standard 40 hour working week.

Bennett & Game Recruitment are acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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