Semi Skilled Assembly Fitter

GPW Recruitment are working in partnership with a West Yorkshire based manufacturer looking to add a number of semi skilled Fitters to their team on a permanent basis. The company are market leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-speed can making machinery, with an $8.5bn turnover, a reputation for excellence and operations in 41 countries. They have a confirmed order book for the next 2 years!!

Job Purpose

To assist in the assembly of 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 CMB procedures.


  • To work with in the company’s Health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the assembly and testing of can making equipment to meet customer requirements.
  • Receive and undertake non-complex tasks and work instructions given by skilled team mates or supervisors.
  • Ensure all documentation is up to date and legible
  • Ensure workplace standards are adhered to and meet company 6’s standards and the area is audited as and when required.
  • Carry out Operator Asset Care tasks.
  • Report any hazards that may cause harm to yourself or a colleague
  • Carry out any cleaning pit-stops at the proposed time efficiently and effectively
  • Escalate any tooling, 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
  • Be flexible and move to other areas you are trained as and when the business needs dictate.
  • To have a can do attitude and embrace change within the company.
  • Non-complex tasks examples:
  • Building Sub assembly’s using standard sop’s and fixtures.
  • Preparing components for painting (washing and masking)
  • Preparing painted components prior to assembly, such as re-tapping, reaming and cleaning machine surfaces.
  • Marking off, drilling and tapping.
  • Fitting exterior equipment: examples include nameplates, labels, guard switches, guarding, hydraulic hoses, auxiliary pumps.
  • Routing steel and nylon pipework as directed.
  • Unpacking parts and equipment
  • Fitting of non-electrical machine services prior to testing.
  • Using sealants as directed.
  • Non-electrical stripping of machines prior to despatch.
  • Assisting in the loading and unloading of equipment onto wagons as directed.
  • To complete all shift Documentation as required during assembly of component.

The Candidate

Key Attitudes

  • A safety first mind-set
  • A team player with good communication skills
  • Organised, methodical and able to work under their own initiative
  • Flexibility, commitment and a willingness to learn new skills . Prepared to inconvenience oneself to meet the needs of the business


  • Hand Skills
  • Quality systems and procedures.
  • Problem solving, Mechanical and technical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Basic Lean principles


  • Prior experience of assembly fitting/hand skills are essential.


  • Mechanical and Technical Flexibility
  • Ability to work unsupervised

The Rewards

£22800 per annum

Monday to Thursday 7:30-4:15 pm and Friday 7:30-1:00 pm

Long term job security

If you are interested in this role, please apply now.