Job Description

Job title:  Plant Maintenance Fitter
Department:  Maintenance
Responsible to:  Workshop Supervisor
Based at:  Common Road, Stafford but will require travel to client’s sites
Job Type:  Full Time / Part Time

Job summary

We are looking for conscientious self-reliant plant maintenance fitters to carry out servicing, maintenance and repair on machines such as excavators, bulldozers, dumpers and access platforms at the depot and at client sites.

Role requirements

  • Carry out periodic servicing of plant on site and at the depot using various hand and power tools, as well as welding gear and electrical testing equipment
  • Maintain On-Track and construction plant components
  • Repair and replace faulty parts to make sure On Track and construction plant works effectively
  • Test On-Track and construction plant to ensure it operates and work properly and safely
  • Electrical and Hydraulics knowledge would be an advantage
  • Vehicle diagnostics and engine management systems knowledge would be an advantage
  • Arrange the collection of On-Track and construction plant from client’s site requiring maintenance and servicing
  • Provide technical assistance to plant operators
  • Participate in out of hours on call rota to attend plant failure or breakdown
  • Travel between depot and client’s sites as required to service machines
  • Work alone without direct supervision
  • Comply with Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality requirements

Qualifications and education requirements

  • Have, or be prepared to work towards, a recognised qualification in Plant Maintenance (Construction) or equivalent. For example if you hold an NVQ level 2 or higher in Construction Plant Fitting or similar please provide details of these qualifications
  • Have, or be prepared to work towards, Rail Plant Maintenance and Repair Competence

Behavioural skills required

  • Methodical approach to solving problems
  • Good communicator, reporting failure or breakdown progress to relevant parties as required
  • Willingness to keep up to date with changing technology
  • Perform duties in a safe, professional and polite manner
  • Attention to detail to and accuracy, such as to ensure all relevant documentation is completed and on time
  • Supports clients, fellow colleagues and others
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Takes pride in work and work areas to maintain a safe and clean place of work

Additional notes

  • A full valid driving licence is essential
  • A reasonable level of fitness will be required as the role can be physically demanding and some tasks will be at heights
  • Time spent away from home may be required from time to time
  • Repairs take place in the open air at any time of the year, this will involve exposure to the elements


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