Mechanical Fitter - Energy From Waste

Job Title: Mechanical Fitter - Energy From Waste
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + OT + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH13881_1566987681
Contact Name: Becki Saunders
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 28, 2019

Job Description

Mechanical Fitter - Energy from Waste
North Yorkshire
£25,000 - £30,000 + OT


We are recruiting for a Mechanical Fitter to join the maintenance department of an Energy from waste facility in North Yorkshire. The Mechanical Fitter will be responsible for basic maintenance and repairs on the pre-treatment plant equipment in order to maximise waste throughput work. This is a great opportunity to join an energy from waste facility in the early stages of its life cycle.

What you will be doing...

Reporting to the Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for:

  • Planned and preventative maintenance (PPM) across the site, as well as responding to breakdowns.
  • Mechanical maintenance on heavy process plant (conveyors, pumps, motors, gearboxes, compressors, hydraulics etc.)
  • Ensuring that the plant runs at optimum capacity with minimal downtime.
  • Working as part of a shift pattern (days & nights).
  • Adhering to health & safety requirements at all time.
  • Other duties as required

What you will need...

  • A relevant technical qualification such as a City & Guilds, NVQ in mechanical engineering or similar.
  • Must have 3 to 5 years post apprenticeship experience.
  • Experience in maintaining a wide range of mechanical plant including pumps, conveyors, compressors, fans, gearboxes and pipework etc.
  • Experience in a heavy process environment such as heavy industry , waste or manufacturing.

What is in it for you...

  • This successful candidate will receive:
  • A competitive salary between £25,000 - £30,000
  • 24 days holiday + 8 BHs
  • Overtime
  • A contributory pension

This is a Monday to Friday role. However, you will need a flexible approach to working hours.

How do I apply?

To apply for this opportunity simply send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively you can call 02392 288 214 and speak to Becki Saunders

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. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.