Maintenance Fitter (3 shifts)
Posted 12 days ago - Expires in 11 days

Rotherham, South Yorkshire,
Permanent Full Time


  • To provide a cost effective breakdown, repair and preventative maintenance service to the business.
  • To reduce downtime, improve plant performance and reliability by identifying and implementing engineering solutions.

Principle Accountabilities

  • To participate as an active member of the team.
  • To work in a safe and orderly manner.
  • Troubleshooting of known and unknown issues related to plant breakdown.
  • To minimise equipment downtime.
  • To diagnose and remedy equipment/plant faults.
  • Ensure all breakdowns are carried out constructively and accurately.
  • Ensure that all parts required are booked out correctly and recorded as necessary.
  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Practise continuous improvement, innovation and pro-activeness for improved ways of working offering possible solutions to problems encountered wherever possible
  • Work closely with production to achieve production needs.
  • To comply with company procedures.
  • To work under own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • To have due regard to financial implications of actions taken.
  • To ensure H&S & Environmental procedures & authorisations are adhered to.
  • To carry out all necessary IT based & manual recording tasks relevant to the operation of the department.
  • Facilitate lean ways of working to minimise waste and maximise efficiency, ensuring departmental 5S/7W objectives are achieved.
  • To undertake any other tasks required by your supervisor or manager.

Standards of Performance

  • Zero injuries.
  • Compliance with Health & Safety, Environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • Compliance with work instructions, policies & procedures.
  • Compliance with company engineering standards.
  • Contribution to 5S and cost down initiatives.
  • Work accurately & diligently with high level of attention to detail.
  • Meet work quality & productivity standards.
  • Work constructively within a team environment.
  • To learn & implement new skills as required to meet business needs.
  • High level of flexibility and availability as required to meet business needs and market demands.
  • Meet team targets & objectives.

General Duties and Standards Expected of Employees

  • Undertake any other tasks which are reasonable in relation to the skills, knowledge and experience of the employee
  • Work in a professional manner at all times so to project a positive image to both internal and external customers
  • Work always using safe working methods and demonstrate a duty of care to yourself and other employees, customers and other external parties
  • Always report unsafe acts or unsafe conditions to your direct manager
  • Always perform your duties in a way that is consistent with communicated policies and procedures
  • Flexibility to working different shift patterns and working in different business units as and when required

Knowledge / Experience

  • Apprentice trained mechanical bias with proven time serviced experience / training
  • At least 3 years experience within a medium to heavy manufacturing environment.
  • Good hands-on knowledge of mechanical plant machinery including pneumatic, hydraulics.
  • Electrical experience would be advantageous.
  • Bench fitting skills.
  • Experience in the use of overhead cranes and slinging techniques.
  • Experience in the use of Fork Lift Trucks.
  • Proficient use of workshop equipment. (turning, milling, grinding etc...).
  • Able to Oxy/Acetylene weld and cut.
  • Able to Electric Arc weld and MIG weld, some experience of TIG welding.
  • Good fault finding and problem solving skills, coupled together with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to understand and produce engineering drawings.
  • General knowledge of health and safety standards and the ability to carry out on the job risk assessments.
  • Good organisational and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to make quick and accurate decisions.
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, Pro-active and reliable.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Forward thinking.
  • Progressive attitude towards training.
  • IT Literate (Able to input work and times into a front line maintenance system).
  • Good verbal, listening & written communication skills.


  • £27,700.00 plus shift allowance (£31.409.00)
  • Company pension and health care scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days and additional lieu days
  • 3 shifts