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Assembly Fitter/Strip and Clean Operative.

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Posted: 20/06/2019
Reference: 765077
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside, England (map)
Salary: £18000 - £22614
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Job description

Assembly Fitter/Strip and Clean Operative.

Our rail client based in Birkenhead is looking for an Assembly Fitter/Strip and Clean Operative to join their busy operation on a permanent basis. 

Your main responsibilities will be:

• To work on own initiative or as part of a team within a dedicated team of fitters working to production deadlines. 


• To be flexible and work in any assembly area, accepting the possible varying shift patterns and also to help if required in non-assembly areas. 


• Undertake any necessary training to allow for flexibility between the differing assembly areas and train other personnel. 

• Overhaul, repair, assemble and test a variety of equipment, including warranty returns, refurbished and new:- calipers, actuators, discs, couplers, brake control equipment, etc. 


• Build test installations in line with test specifications and schematics. Operate the same, interpreting results and adjusting units to required settings to achieve required outputs.

• Where equipment does not achieve required outputs, does not fit together, etc. to investigate, fault find and diagnose likely causes and where possible correct the fault. Notify appropriate personnel of actual and potential problems. 


• Operate monitoring, measuring and diagnostic equipment. 

• Ensure quality requirements are met by working to technical documents and work instructions. 

• Ensure that any relevant information is passed over to the next shift to aid a smooth changeover. 

• Carry out minor maintenance tasks and specified routine preventative maintenance some of which may be outside the assembly areas. 

• Participate in continuous improvement workshops in order to increase efficiency within the company. Utilise CI tools such as 5S in order to improve the flow and workplace layout. 

• Raise Non Conformance Records as appropriate. 

• Communicate to Supervision any deficiencies in the production activity as they are detected and suggest any possible actions to correct these deficiencies.

• Ensure that tools, gauges, measuring equipment, etc. are properly stored 

• Comply with Company and statutory Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental and Personnel policies and procedures.


What you will need:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent is preferable
  • Experience in heavy mechanical fitting – HGV, Aerospace, Rail
  • Flexibility with working hours as you may be required to work a late shift (premium rate will apply)
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings is desirable

Salary and benefits:

  • Basic salary of up £22,614.58. Shift premium of 15% will be added when you are required to work the later shift
  • Hours of work are: Days - 07.30 – 16.30hrs Monday to Thursday, 07.30 – 12.30hrs Friday. Afternoons – 14.00 – 22.00hrs Monday to Thursday, 10.00 – 15.00 Friday

So, if you have the right skills and experience please apply now! 

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