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Plant Fitter - Exeter

Region:
South West
Sector:
Engineering Jobs
Contract Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£22,800 to £27,040 per annum
Posted:
05-Sep-17
Start Date:
ASAP
Job Ref:
J3168

Introduction:
Our client based in Exeter, Devon are a re-seller of plant equipment in the UK mainly products such as excavators and dumpers. Due to continued expansion our client is now looking for a Plant Fitter to join their existing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for service, repair and maintenance of plant equipment. This role will involve 60% workshop and 40% site based work carrying out warranty work / servicing and breakdowns.

This presents itself as an ideal opportunity to join an established company and, although not essential, could be well suited for a person who has previously served in the Armed Forces i.e. Army Royal Engineer or REME Vehicle Mechanic, Royal Navy Marine Engineer or Royal Air Force (RAF) Aircraft Technician, and have a strong plant fitting / mechanical engineering background.

Responsibilities:
- Conduct repairs and service machinery as an efficient manner.
- Travel to customer sites to carry out necessary service and repairs when necessary.
- Liaise with customers keeping them up to date with progress and best possible solution.
- Establish and maintain good customer relationships.
- Test equipment to make sure it is in working order.
- Complete service documentation and forward to depot.
- Notify the Workshop Manager/Foreman of any damaged plant machinery identified.
- Provide the Workshop Manager/Foreman with details of all machine services and inspections carried out.
- Carry out three monthly and six monthly servicing schedules of equipment.
- Ensure a safe working environment by adhering to statutory and Company Health & Safety Regulations.
- Attend regular toolbox talks and team meetings.
- Compliance with all Company procedures in relation to maintaining and repairing equipment.
- Maintain an up to date knowledge of Company and manufacturer maintenance.
- Ensure that knowledge and understanding of the Company’s processes, policies and systems is maintained at all times.

Applicant Requirements:
- The successful candidate must have a strong mechanical engineering / fitting background with qualifications to support the experience.
- Experience as a Plant Fitter / Mechanical Fitter or similar role.
- Customer facing skills.
- Sound communicator.
- Self-motivated, able to work using own initiative.
- Enjoy problem solving.
- Able to work and remain calm under pressure.
- Hold full clean driving licence.

Benefits:
- £22,880 - £27,040 annual salary.
- 40 hours per week Monday – Friday.
- 20 days holiday plus bank holidays.
- Overtime paid.
- Employer contributory pension.
- Opportunity to join a very reputable company.

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