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Mobile Mechanical Plant Fitter

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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 an experienced Mobile Mechanical Fitter to join our friendly team based out of Tarmac Taffs Well Concrete Plant, Cardiff supporting various sites across South Wales. This role is working 48 hours per week (Monday – Friday + 3 hours Saturday) and is commutable from Cardiff, Tredegar, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Bridgend, Barry, Port Talbot, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Coleford, Ross-on-Wye and the surrounding areas.

Here at Tarmac, we are 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 Southwest Readymix Production Manager, the role of Mobile Mechanical Fitter will have responsibility for inspection, maintenance and service of our Ready-mix Concrete Plants. As a member of the Maintenance team, you will provide PPM and breakdown response to the Ready-mix business delivering the Maintenance Strategy for your area of cover and best practice by driving a culture of continuous improvement.

As well as PPM, the Mobile Mechanical Fitter will respond to emergency and plant breakdowns in a timely and efficient way on all production equipment including conveyors, pneumatics as well as fabrication / welding plant and be responsible for ensuring assets are returned to production and temporary fixes are followed up with a permanent solution.

The role of Mobile Mechanical Fitter will also be responsible for:

  • Owning small scale projects and delivering them in a pragmatic and proactive manner
  • Taking a cost-conscious approach to maintenance activities and PPM
  • Coordinating with contractors and suppliers when they are on site
  • Participating in root cause analysis so repeat failures can be eliminated
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the engineering function through your own observations and experience
  • Welding and Fabricating to a good standard
  • Working with risk assessments and method statements and 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 and 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. Using application-based inspection schemes


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the role of Mobile Mechanical 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 as a Mobile Fitter. Suitable candidates will have:

  • Recognised apprenticeship (preferably a higher-level standard)
  • ONC/HNC (desirable but not essential)
  • Strong, practical mechanical systems background, heavy industry preferred - conveyors, pneumatics, drive systems – motors, belts, pumps, gearboxes
  • Fault-finding ability to identify defects and recommend appropriate action
  • Ability to remove and fit bearings
  • Capability to undertake emergency breakdown repairs and PPM in a timely and efficient manner on all production equipment
  • IT skills and be able to use PCs, common applications and company systems
  • Competence in the use of application-based inspection schemes
  • Ability to assess SHE risks arising from work activities and control risks accordingly
  • Knowledge of site-specific SHE procedures and Safe Working Practices


Why Us

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

  • Company Van
  • Bonus scheme
  • 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 including (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, a CRH company, 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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