Mechanical Fitter

We are looking for a Mechanical Fitter to work on a permanent basis in North Yorkshire.

Salary up to £25,000 per annum

The Mechanical Fitter is responsible for undertaking or complying with the following:

  • Delivery of the Mechanical Fitting production schedule.
  • Continual Improvement.
  • Quality
  • Safety

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Delivery of Production Schedule

  • Undertakes mechanical fitting activities allocated on the production schedule / work-to list to meet production targets.
  • Precision fitting, assembly and testing of manufactured equipment.
  • Feedback to engineering design including attending design reviews as required.
  • Site working when required.
  • Defining assembly methods from engineering drawings.
  • Sourcing and operating test equipment for various testing activities.
  • General report writing for recording tests, troubleshooting and assembly procedures.
  • Analysis of parts lists and BOMs to track parts.
  • Maintenance of factory machine tools and equipment.
  • Fault-finding and repair of mechanical equipment.
  • Support routing estimation activities.

Continual Improvement

  • Ongoing assessment of fitting processes and procedures to identify and implement improvements.
  • Identifying new working methods, tooling or other systems that may improve efficiency.
  • Implementation of continual improvement initiatives such as visual management tools and tool box talks.
  • Identify Lean and 5S opportunities.


  • Awareness and knowledge of hazards, PPE requirements and emergency procedures.
  • Responsible for house-keeping of allocated work areas.
  • Promote adherence to the client’s Health and Safety Policy, for example:
    • Reporting near misses and accidents.
    • Point of work risk assessments and method statements.


  • Promote adherence to the client’s manufacturing processes and procedures to support consistency and quality of manufacturing work.
  • Work with Production Engineer(s) and Inspectors to resolve quality issues.
  • Complete self-inspection of produced components prior to final Inspection.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • A wide range of precision fitting and assembly skills with experience in mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Capability of reading and interpreting mechanical drawings.
  • Must have a very high attention to detail.
  • High level of initiative and comfortable working without supervision.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Logical, precise and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • General competency in use of computers.
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and 5S principles.


HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline.

If the Mechanical Fitter role could be of interest to you, please call Rebecca at GPW Recruitment or press APPLY NOW!