LGV / Forklift Technician

LGV / Forklift Technician

GUNNESS / SCUNTHORPE

£Excellent + OT (Basic 40 hour week)

25 days holidays + bh’s

We have an opportunity for a Mechanical Fitter to undertake servicing and repair work on trailers, cranes, and mobile plant with one of the leading Port Operators in the area.  

As an experienced Plant Mechanic / HGV Fitter you will be required to undertake planned maintenance and servicing of all port equipment, such as gantry cranes, mobile harbour cranes and a variety of mobile plant including reach stackers, fork-lift trucks and shunt units.  You will also be required to respond to breakdowns and failures using problem solving techniques to return the equipment to service with minimum downtime.  You will need a full driving licence for this role in order to attend breakdowns off site and at other sites in the area.

As a key member of the engineering team you will assist in planning maintenance and servicing activities in line with statutory requirements and manufacturers specifications.

As the role is within a multi-skilled and fully flexible working environment skills in other trades would be a distinct advantage.  Experience of hydraulic systems, burning, welding and mobile plant electrics would also be desirable.    

The work entails working outside in all weather conditions and the ability to work at heights. 

The ideal candidate will hold an ONC in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, as a minimum and is likely to have at least three years’ experience following completion of a formal apprenticeship.  You will also be fully committed to working to health and safety best practice. 

Mechanical FitterPersonal Specification:

  • A time served apprentice trained fitter, qualified to City & Guilds level 3, or HNC
  • Computer literate, Microsoft Office
  • Good team player
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Driving Licence

You may currently be working as an HGV Technician, HGV Fitter, HGV Repair, Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician, HGV Mechanic, Plant Fitter, Mobile Fitter.

If you live in Doncaster, Grimsby, Goole, Hull, Thorne, Crowle or Gainsborough this will be commutable distance.