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Mechanical Fitter

Mechanical Fitter

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Hernshead Recruitment

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To carry out the mechanical assembly and detailed fitting of special purpose machinery. Knowledge of bearing fits, jacking & pneumatic systems, chain and belt drives, conveyors and complete machine builds from chassis frames upwards. Following images give an indication of some typical machine builds.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assemble and fit the mechanical elements of machines, dealing with rectification work and engineering changes as appropriate
  • Lead machine build orders appointed to you, throughout the build stage on the shop floor.
  • Complete basic machining and fabrication of parts as necessary.
  • Maintain production build documentation and complete forms as required by in-house procedures.
  • Liaise with in-house personnel as required to resolve build and design issues.


  • Engineering qualification (City & Guilds, Apprenticeship etc.) or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings & schematics
  • Level 2 or above, or BTEC ONC / HNC in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Qualified in Electrical Fitting/Engineering. 


  • Experience with building special purpose machinery or experienced in the building of mechanical devices.
  • Good knowledge of mechanical principles
  • The use of standard measuring equipment.
  • Experience with bench craft (marking out, filing, and shaping), general machining (drilling & sawing), use of power hand tools (drilling, grinding, and sawing), fitting thread helicoils & rivnuts, using adhesives as detailed within drawings and SOP’s.  
  • To assist with the packing and handling of machinery and products, ready for collection & delivery.           
  • Fitting pneumatics
  • Electrical wiring of panels, Pilz safety relays, motors, and general machine builds.
  • Fabrication & machining using presses, centre lathe, milling, grinding & polishing.
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Offered Salary
£34000 Per YEAR
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