Mechanical Fitter

 

Salary and Benefits: Salary £36,555 per annum plus attractive Company Pension (up to 10% company contribution) plus company vehicle + annual bonus, 21 days annual leave plus additional days in lieu of working bank holidays and a wellness day, retail savings scheme and a flexible Health Cash Plan scheme (cash back towards the cost of your routine healthcare including glasses/contact lenses, dental treatment and physiotherapy.

 

Standby call-out payment and associated overtime payments when called out. Training & development opportunities in line with the Mechanical Fitter progression plan.

 

This is a permanent position, 37 hours per week over 4 days. 4 x 9.25-hour days, 0730 to 1715, starting and finishing at home location.  Rota day is rolling so will change each week. 

 

Location – York, East Coast and North Yorkshire

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mechanical fitter to join our clean water maintenance team. With a four-day working week, this role offers a great work-life balance for those who value their time off as much as their work!

 

As an mechanical fitter, you’ll play a vital role in maintaining critical assets across our clean water asset base, ensuring that the county is continuously supplied with high-quality water.  You will mainly be working on assets between York and Whitby, but may occasionally be required to help out in other areas. 

 

If you enjoy being busy and are always eager to learn new things, then this could be the job for you.

 

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.

 

We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity. 

New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry.

 

Where you fit in:

 

As our Mechanical Fitter you will:

 

  • As a Mechanical Fitter, you will undertake maintenance of Yorkshire Waters Mechanical assets across clean water but may occasionally depending on business need, be on waste (Mainly out of hours/Standby)
  • Mobile working as part of a Maintenance Team to deliver Planned & Reactive maintenance.  Responding to emergency calls both in and out of hours (on call-out rota).  Driving to deliver improved asset reliability through effective decision making.
  • Engineering Maintenance Services has multi-disciplined MEICA teams working across the whole Yorkshire region. Each team has its own geographical area of responsibility but on occasions, members will be expected to work on any Yorkshire water asset. This could be during periods of escalation due to adverse weather or similar.
  • As a Mechanical Fitter, you will be required to work unsupervised in remote geographic locations and be accountable for the completion of planned and reactive mechanical tasks within agreed timescales, quality and cost parameters. Candidates will be expected to manage and prioritise your own workload effectively and to build and maintain relationships with operational customers, colleagues, suppliers and contract partners. Adhering to the Health and Safety policy and standards actively identifying hazards, providing mitigation and reporting onto the company hazard database to ensure the cause of the hazard is removed.
  • You will be required to occasionally supervise approved Contract Partners, however supported by the team’s technical support engineer in this process.. You will also be required to use a Toughbook to capture all work activity and job status in line with workflow processes. Assist in the development and training of apprentices as well as less experienced members of the team, identifying ways to improve the value and service delivered by the Maintenance Function. Installation & commission new plant and equipment to relevant standards is essential. Diagnosing and repairing faults on systems and plant.
  • You will pro-actively identify and report follow on work or areas for enhancement. You will conduct your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities. The successful candidate will have the ability to specify parts and equipment required for procurement as part of day to day role.

 

What skills & qualifications you will need:

 

  • It is an essential requirement that you hold a recognised Mechanical craft/Technician Apprenticeship and either a City & Guilds/ ONC/ BTEC/ NVQ/ HNC/ HND or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or Eng Tech.
  • It is desirable that you hold the following qualifications:
  • HNC in a Mechanical discipline
  • CompEx 11

 

You will also benefit from having:

 

  • Maintaining and repairing centrifugal, positive displacement, RAM, progressive cavity, diaphragm, peristaltic pumps
  • With gearboxes
  • With compressors
  • Maintaining equipment in accordance with PSSR
  • With blowers
  • Working with steam systems
  • Working with chemical plant
  • With hot work/ fabrication and welding
  • Operating lifting equipment and slinging
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics

 

Ideally, you will have previous experience gained within heavy engineering industry, the water sector or within the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors. Experience within a mechanical based environment or site-based fault diagnosis and repair on complex processes and equipment.

 

You will be required to visit sites across the Yorkshire Region therefore a full valid driving licence (with no more than three points) is essential requirement of this role.

 

As part of this role, you will be required to participate in a call out stand-by rota. This will typically be 1 week in 7.

 

This role has a requirement to carry out work in confined spaces, so completion of a medical and the relevant training course is essential if successful in securing a role.

 

If you want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.

 

Recruitment Process: 

 

Closing Date – 8 March 2024

 

If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third-Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance.

 

All our roles are subject to a medical questionnaire, and further medicals when required.

 

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity, and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

 

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

 

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Mechanical Fitter