Mechanical Installation Operative

Job Reference: WM – 2486

Location: Staffordshire

Salary: £21,000 – 26,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Mechanical Installation Operative

Responsibilities: Mechanical Fitting & Fabrication and Installation (more details below)

Mechanical Fitting

  • Match mark mechanical equipment prior to carrying out dismantling works and the transfer of
  • marking information to drawings.
  • Undertake mechanical maintenance tasks and fault finding on differing machinery and
  • Assemble, dismantle and install structures, machine tools, conveyor systems, mechanical
  • handling equipment and process/production line equipment.
  • Carry out of floor markings to layout drawings.
  • Mechanically line and level industrial equipment using machine and dumpy levels or theodolite.
  • Work as part of a team assisting other trades.

Fabrication & Installation

  • Carry out fabrication tasks involving welding, grinding and oxy acetylene cutting.
  • Accurately assess the weight and point of balance of equipment/items to be lifted.
  • Carbon steel, screwed pipework installation, including brackets.

About You:


  • Apprenticeship time served mechanical machine tool fitter
  • City & Guilds, BTEC or NVQ qualification, or similar.
  • CSCS Card
  • Read mechanical and layout drawings.
  • Excellent Health & Safety knowledge and Standards
  • Undertake any training necessary to meet the requirements of the post
  • Undertake any other duties, relevant to your skills, which may from time to time be deemed
  • Be open to new ideas, understand the need for change and be willing to adapt.
  • Be aware of issues of equality and diversity, to understand and be sensitive to cultural differences.
  • Be responsible for your personal presentation in line with company image
  • Take all possible steps to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and others.
  • The ability to demonstrate a pragmatic and ‘common sense’ approach to problem solving
  • Fully flexible regarding working hours and days working, including weekends, out of hours.
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience of working within ‘time critical’ production environments.
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage time effectively.
  • Willing to travel and work away from home.


  • Slinger banksman certification
  • Gantry Experience
  • Work at height
  • Harness
  • FLT licence (7-tonne and above), including the use of jib attachment.
  • Overhead crane licence
  • IPAF (Cherry Picker/Scissor lift licence.)
  • Knowledge of lifting/rigging
  • Display a flexible ‘can do’ approach
  • Training available

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK