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Mechanical Plant 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 Mechanical Maintenance Fitter to join our team based out of Tarmac Ashbury Asphalt Plant in Manchester covering our Urban sites in the North West of England. Working 48hrs week Monday to Friday plus overtime (weekends and night shifts). This role is easily accessible from Oldham, Bolton, Blackburn, St Helens, Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Stoke on Trent, Macclesfield, Huddersfield 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 Asphalt Plant Manager, the Mechanical Maintenance Fitter role is part of the 24/7 engineering function at our Ashbury Asphalt Plant in Manchester.

As a Mechanical Maintenance Fitter you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out scheduled planned and reactive mechanical maintenance activities safely to maintain plant condition and performance to support the delivery of the weekly production schedules.
  • Ensuring jobs are completed in a timely manner, leading mechanical breakdown and planned repairs to ensure plant reliability and to optimise plant and equipment performance and minimise production disruption and downtime
  • Owning small scale projects and delivering them in a pragmatic and proactive manner, taking a cost conscious approach to maintenance activities
  • Coordinating with contractors and suppliers when they are on site
  • Participating in root cause analysis so repeat failures can be eliminated and contributing to the continuous improvement of the engineering function through your own observations and experience
  • Working with risk assessments and method statements
  • Contributing to the preparation and development of safe working methods for repair procedures
  • Maintaining and promoting Health & Safety rules and regulations, following all company processes and procedures.
  • Challenging unsafe conditions and practices, reporting these through company procedures
  • Utilising the computerised maintenance management system and recording all work including fault descriptions, spares used and repairs carried out


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the role of Mechanical Maintenance Fitter will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with minimal supervision. You should also demonstrate proven experience working within an Industrial, Factory or similar environment.

Suitable candidates for the role of Mechanical Maintenance Fitter will:

  • Have a recognised apprenticeship (preferably a higher-level standard)
  • ONC/HNC (desirable but not essential)
  • Have a strong, practical mechanical systems background, heavy industry preferred - conveyors, drive systems – motors, belts, pumps, gearboxes, crushers, vibratory screens
  • Possess a fault finding ability to identify defects and recommend appropriate action
  • Possess the ability to remove and fit bearings and good skills and experience in welding and fabricating
  • Be capable of undertaking emergency breakdown repairs in a timely and efficient manner on all production equipment
  • IT literate - capable of using PCs, common applications and company systems
  • Assess SHE risks arising from work activities and control risks accordingly
  • Possess working knowledge of site-specific SHE procedures and Safe Working Practices


Why Us

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

  • 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 (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • 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.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Tarmac Trading Limited


Tarmac Trading Limited


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