Mechanical Fixed Plant Technician

Location : Avonmouth, Bristol, England
Job Ref : EY82
Consultant : Emily Y James
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £37.7k per year


EY82 Mechanical Fixed Plant Technician

Location: Bristol

Salary: £37,700 per annum + benefits & overtime


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting one of our established and expanding businesses in the search for a Mechanical Fixed Plant Technician.

The role is to maintain ship-to-shore cranes and fully automated bulk handling systems in order to maximise operation availability for ship loading/unloading activities.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete planned, corrective and reactive maintenance work in a number of different environments.
  • Liaise with operations to prioritise rectification of unserviceable machinery using fault finding diagnostic methodologies and equipment, minimising reactive maintenance.
  • Ensure completion of documentation including daily logs and maintenance work orders.
  • Carry out duties with due care and attention, adhering to the companies Health & Safety Policy and HSE regulations.
  • Upholding the highest standards and practices in mechanical work.
  • Demonstrating commitment to multi-skilled activity and teamwork.
  • Demonstrating an excellent attitude to continuous improvement in culture, bringing new ideas to the team to enable smarter working, rather than harder working.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Flexible approach to working hours, with the ability to commit to a range of shifts including regular weekends and paid overtime.
  • The minimum qualification for the role is NVQ3 in a relevant discipline.
  • Preferably qualified to HNC level in a suitable Engineering subject or equivalent qualification, or be a time served apprentice in a relevant trade.
  • Previous experience working with large gearboxes, couplings, motors and conveyor belting systems.
  • Ability to work with Computer Maintenance Management Systems via handheld tablets.
  • Microsoft Teams.
  • EngTech accredited.
  • A full driving licence and your own transport are essential.


  • In return, you can look forward to opportunities to progress your career within a dynamic family-orientated private company.
  • Generous pension contribution.
  • Profit-related pay.
  • Subsidised canteen.
  • 25 days’ holiday a year.

Location: Bristol

Salary: £37,700 per annum + benefits & overtime

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