Mobile Plant Fitter

Barking and Dagenham
Recycling and Resource
Up to £19.73 per hour
02-08-2022 02:09 PM

Mechanical Fitter
Waste Transfer Station
Barking- Essex
£19.74 per hour


Astute are partnered with a leading recycling and waste management business in the UK, who are looking for a Mechanical Technician to join their maintenance team at their waste transfer station in Barking.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, as a Mechanical Fitter, you will be responsible for:

  • Hands on maintenance across the site on both fixed and mobile plant including compactors, shredders and on-site conveyor systems.

  • Maintaining pumps, motors, gearboxes, stirrers, mixers, and all associated plant.

  • Driving plant availability through carrying out PPMs, reactive maintenance, and engineering improvements across the site as well as installations.

  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and minimum downtime across the site.

  • Stay on top of site stock and spares.

  • Other duties as required.

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • A relevant qualification in an Mechanical engineering discipline, HNC / HND / NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

  • Experience with hands on maintenance within a similar environment (waste management, water treatment, manufacturing)

  • Experience of working on heavy industrial machinery including pumps, conveyors, optical sorters, compactors, loading plant etc.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV to Gemma Nixon on or call me directly on 02392 222 964.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.

I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!