Mechanical Assembly Fitter

Mechanical Assembly Fitter required in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Job purpose

To assemble and test machinery and equipment with the use of engineering drawings, machine build books and SOP’s, producing quality work to the required standard in a safe manner following company procedures.


Assembly and testing of can making equipment to meet customer requirements.

Delegation and support of non-complex tasks to semi-skilled team mates

Ensure all documentation is up to date and legible

Ensure workplace standards are adhered to

Carry out Operator Asset Care tasks

Report any hazards that may cause harm to yourself or a colleague

Audit work areas to company 5’s standards

Carry out any cleaning pit-stops at the proposed time efficiently and effectively

Escalate any parts, drawing, routings and machine Faults

Participate in investigations to determine non-conformance (5Y/8D)

Document any data relevant to associated tasks

Ensure that Stock control procedures are adhered to at all times

Participate in any continuous improvement initiatives and provide constructive feedback to the improvement team

Communicate with operators from other shifts and carry out effective end of shift handovers

Provide on-the-job training to apprentices and new employees

Knowledge required

Hand skills

Engineering measuring equipment

Quality systems and procedures.

Math, Problem solving, Mechanical and technical skills

Excellent attention to detail

Basic Lean principles


Minimum of two years’ experience in the assembly and testing of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) machinery

Combined education and on-the-job training within an engineering background.


Apprentice trained engineer (NVQ 3 or equivalent qualification minimum)

Mechanical and Technical Flexibility

Ability to work unsupervised

We are recruiting 20 Assembly Fitters for my client based in Shipley. These roles are all 12 month contracts.

This is a fixed term 12 month contract, which has the potential to be extended. The annual salary will be £27700 the hours are 37.5 per week, bonus pro rata which has paid out up to 2k for the past 2 years, Westfield Health Care and Pension.

The hours of work are 7:30 – 4:15 Mon to Thurs and 1 pm finish on Fridays