Job Description

Job title:  Graduate Plant Technician-Operator
Department:  Hire
Responsible to:  Operations Director
Based at:  Common Road, Stafford but will require travel to client’s sites
Job Type:  Full Time / Permanent

Job description

  • Achieving hands-on, operating and maintenance experience on sophisticated plant at various sites throughout the UK.
  • Carrying out pre-start checks to identify any mechanical and safety issues to fix or escalate the issue and then complete relevant quality assurance documentation.
  • Checking attachments prior to mounting or changing as required, ensuring the integrity of all certificates.
  • Reporting any accidents and incidents as soon as possible in compliance with the company’s accident reporting procedure.
  • Testing plant to ensure it operates and works properly and safely.
  • Working alone without direct supervision.
  • Spending time away from home, working at weekends and at night.
  • Climbing in and out of cabs and working at height.
  • Working in the open air at any time of the year, in all weather conditions.

The ideal candidate

  • Degree or HND in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Exposure to off-highway or agricultural machinery.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, diesel engines, electrics including 12V and 24V electrical systems.
  • Exposure to automotive diagnostics and engine management systems.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Adaptable and able to cope with a change of plans.
  • Always acts in a safe, professional and polite manner, seeking assistance as and when required.
  • Follows detailed instructions, and completes documentation on time and accurately.
  • Good teamwork skills and the ability to work alone.
  • Methodical approach to solving problems.
  • High ethical standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Willingness to keep up to date with changing technology.


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