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Maintenance Fitter

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Job Introduction

Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future.

We are currently looking for a Maintenance Fitter to join our maintenance team. The role will be based at our Mountsorrel Quarry, Quorn, near to Loughborough in Leicestershire.  This role is commutable from Loughborough, Leicester, Melton Mowbray and the surrounding areas.

The role of Maintenance Fitter is a Shift role so you will be required to work a set shift pattern of ‘4 on 4 off’ then ‘5 on 5 off’ rotating days and nights with overtime available to meet with our site’s needs. 

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 Maintenance lead, as our Maintenance Fitter, you will be responsible for undertaking plant maintenance, repairs and improvements to ensure maximum reliability of all plant associated areas and to assist team members in all aspects of plant operation.

Your responsibilities as the Maintenance Fitter will include:

  • Respond to plant breakdowns, when necessary and be responsible for the correct and efficient repair of equipment keeping downtime to a minimum with timely and safe adherence to the maintenance plan whilst complying to all relevant statutory legislation and the internal company Safety, Health and Environmental standards
  • Continue to improve plant performance whilst maintaining safety, maintenance and asset reliability
  • Contribute to the in-house development of the Computer Maintenance Management System
  • In support of the maintenance and operations functions, you will utilise documents, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated guidelines for the safe and efficient maintenance of equipment

The Ideal Candidate

The role of Maintenance Fitter is a varied, complex and rewarding position that requires:

  • ESSENTIAL - Level 3 Apprentice trained or ONC/NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering would prove highly beneficial although not essential as QBE (Qualified by Experience) is essential in this role
  • Knowledge of maintenance practices – hydraulics/pneumatics would prove highly advantageous
  • Knowledge of gearing systems, industrial gear boxes and drive shafts would prove highly advantageous
  • Have experience of TPM methodology and Continuous Improvement 
  • Working knowledge of relevant engineering maintenance principles and practices, and experience of working in a relevant heavy engineering industry
  • Knowledgeable in the area of Predictive Maintenance
  • Experience in working with a Computer Maintenance Management System
  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode & Effect Analysis tools/techniques
  • Understands database systems as relevant to planned maintenance and logging of shift activities
  • An understanding of mechanical systems including hydraulics and pneumatics and understand National and International codes and symbols used on drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to learn Health and Safety rules applicable to each department regarding their own and other operators’ safety

The role of Maintenance Fitter is a Shift role so you will be required to work a set shift pattern of ‘4 on 4 off’ then ‘5 on 5 off’ rotating days and nights with overtime available to meet with our site’s needs. 

Why Tarmac

Along with the role of Maintenance Fitter we additionally 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? 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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