Vacancy Detail

Fixed Plant Mechanical Technician

Our client has a requirement for suitably qualified and experienced technicians to work within our Engineering Department, based at the ports of Avonmouth & Royal Portbury. This role is shift based with multiple positions available.

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.

The role will include the following activities:

  • 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 standing Engineering Processes & Policies, Health & Safety Instructions and HSE regulations.
  • Upholding the highest standards and practices in mechanical work.
  • Demonstrating commitment to multi-skilled activity and team work.
  • Demonstrating an excellent attitude to our continuous improvement culture, bringing new ideas to the team to enable smarter working, rather than harder working!

You should also bring a 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.

Desirable Background

  • 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 hand held 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 that looks after its people, and where no day is the same. We offer an excellent range of benefits including generous pension contribution, profit-related bonus pay, subsidised canteen and 25 days’ holiday a year.


Location: Bristol | Salary: 40000 per | Job type: Permanent | Posted: 03/09/2021