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Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for a Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter to join our team based at Tarmac Barrasford Quarry, Barrasford, Northumberland. This quarry site is accessible from Hexham as well as Newcastle upon Tyne, North Shields, Consett, Morpeth and the surrounding areas.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Quarry Manager, the Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out scheduled planned and reactive mechanical maintenance activities to maintain plant condition and performance to support the delivery of the weekly production schedules.
  • Monitoring and maintaining condition and performance of the crushing plant and asphalt processing plants and associated equipment and identify any circumstances that could result in an impact on availability or performance while supporting the Quarry Manager to meet defined KPI targets.
  • Carrying out mechanical activities safely and ensuring jobs are completed in a timely manner and leading mechanical breakdown and planned repairs to ensure expected plant reliability and to optimise plant and equipment performance.
  • Ensuring most effective mean time to repair methods are adopted to minimise production disruption and downtime.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the role of Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter will be able to demonstrate proven experience working within an Industrial, Factory or similar environment as a Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter as well as:

  • Good knowledge of crushing, screening, conveying, hydraulic and pneumatic systems required
  • Use of PC’s and capability to use common applications and company systems
  • Fault finding ability to identify defects and recommend appropriate action
  • Good practical knowledge and experience of maintenance systems required
  • Ability to assess SHE risks arising from work activities and control risks accordingly
  • Knowledge of site-specific SHE procedures and Safe Working Practices
  • Working knowledge of plant and machinery
  • Basic report writing


Why Tarmac

In addition to the role of Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested in joining Tarmac as a Fixed Plant Mechanical Fitter ? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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Tarmac Trading Limited

Tarmac Trading Limited


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