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Mechanical Fitter

Apply now Job no: 494130
Work type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Categories: Mechanical, Other

Starting salary £29,325 + pension, quarterly performance related bonus, 25 days annual leave, stand-by payment and associated overtime and company van

 You will be required to visit sites across the Yorkshire Region therefore a full valid and clean EU driving licence is essential.

 We are currently looking to recruit Mechanical Fitters to work within our MEICA teams based in the Huddersfield, Halifax, Harrogate and Sheffield Yorkshire Area.

 You will be part of the Engineering Reliability MEICA Delivery Teams maintaining Yorkshire Water's clean and waste water treatment assets serving over 4.5 million customers.

 Engineering Reliability has ten multi-disciplined MEICA teams working across the whole Yorkshire region. Each team has its own geographical area of responsibility but on occasions, members will be expected to work on any Yorkshire water asset. This could be during periods of escalation due to adverse weather or similar. 

What will the role involve?

 As a mechanical fitter you will be required to work unsupervised in remote geographic locations and be accountable for the completion of planned and reactive mechanical tasks within agreed time-scales, quality and cost parameters. Candidates will be expected to manage and prioritise your own workload effectively and to build and maintain relationships with operational customers, colleagues, suppliers and contract partners. Adhering to the Health and Safety policy and standards actively identifying hazards, providing mitigation and reporting onto the company hazard database to ensure the cause of the hazard is removed.

 You will be required to supervise approved Contract Partners, providing risk assessments and method statements where permit to work is required for a given task. You will also be required to use a Toughbook to capture all work activity and job status in line with work flow processes. Assist in the development and training of apprentices as well as less experienced members of the team, identifying ways to improve the value and service delivered by the Maintenance Function. Installation & commission new plant and equipment to relevant standards is essential. Diagnosing and repairing faults on systems and plant.

 You will pro-actively identify and report follow on work or areas for enhancement. You will conduct your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities. The successful candidate will have the ability to specify parts and equipment required for procurement as part of day to day role. As part of this role, you will be required to participate in a stand-by rota, covering your base and any other areas when required. This will typically be 1 week in 7.

 Essential qualifications we are looking for?

 It is an essential requirement that you hold a recognised Mechanical craft/Technician Apprenticeship and either a City & Guilds/ ONC/ BTEC/ NVQ/ HNC/ HND or  equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or Eng Tech.

 Desirable qualifications we are looking for?

•HNC in a Mechanical discipline

•BS coded welder

•CompEx 11

 Essential knowledge & experience

•Safe isolation  to the current IET regulations

•Time served industrial mechanical fitter

•Working with rotating equipment

•Ability to produce maintenance reports

•Fault finding on mechanical systems

 Desirable knowledge & experience

•Maintaining and repairing centrifugal, positive displacement, RAM, progressive cavity, diaphragm, peristaltic pumps

•With gearboxes

•With compressors

•Maintaining equipment in accordance with PSSR

•With blowers

•Working with steam systems

•Working with chemical plant

•With hot work/ fabrication and welding

•Operating lifting equipment and slinging

•Pneumatics and hydraulics

 Ideally, you will have previous experience gained within the water or waste water sectors or within the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors. Experience within a mechanical based environment or site based fault diagnosis and repair on complex processes and equipment

 What's in it for you?

 Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and you match the skills required, then please apply online and complete the application process.

Recruitment Process:

  • Online technical assessment
  • Electrical isolation test
  • Mechanical practical and written assessment
  • A Competency based Interview

 Closing date: 8th October 2017

Assessment Centres: 24th, 25th and 26 October 2017

 Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

 Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

 We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

 Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

 We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

 Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.






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