Site Machinist, Mechanical Craftsman

Category:Technical Jobs
Location:West Yorkshire (Knottingley)
Terms: Full Time
Salary:NAECI rates


Our client, a leading integrated energy company, operate and manage a portfolio of coal, oil and gas-fired power stations, their engineering expertise in power generation is also sold to third parties.

They are currently looking to recruit a Site Machinist, Mechanical Craftsman

The Site Machinist - Mechanical Craftsman reports to a Supervising Engineer and is responsible for undertaking the Site machining and mechanical fitting activities on dedicated areas of the plant within an overhaul or breakdown team. Within the team the Site machinist - Mechanical Craftsman will be responsible for: safety of themselves and Co-workers, task completion, quality of workmanship, quality control and self-management.

Technical Responsibilities

•             To work within multi-disciplined teams with minimal supervision in the provision and support of machining and fitting activities both on site and within the workshop environment.

•             Ensure compliance with agreed quality assurance requirements, promote and maintain a quality ethos.

•             Maintain company Technical standards.

•             Responsible for monitoring quality of less experienced team members

•             To provide technical support and guidance to other less experienced team members

•             Ensure delivery of all short term and emergency work

•             Develop complementary machining/fitting skills that enable a multi-disciplinary approach to work activities

•             To be responsible for housekeeping activities associated with allocated tasks

•             To be responsible for care and maintenance of tools and equipment used in allocated work activities.

•             To be responsible for the efficient use of items stored within an `open stores or satellite` environment

 Commercial Responsibilities

•             Be aware of current practises and procedures adopted in the generating utilities.

•             Undertake the outage work safely while mindful of cost.

•             Ensure that all problems with work are resolved promptly and ensure that additional work is identified and dealt with correctly

People Responsibilities

•             Have a good technical knowledge of mechanical systems, plant and equipment in a generating utility company

•             Have a good practical understanding of rotating plant namely Steam Turbines, CCGT, OCGT, CHP or Hydro plant or a combination of each

•             Be proficient, qualified and have a sound track record in good mechanical machining and fitting procedures and practices

•             Be familiar with the use of metric and imperial measuring equipment including but not limited to internal and external micrometers, slip gauges etc.

•             Be suitable qualified in Safety awareness and be proactive in promoting safety with their peers

•             A conscientious employee giving attention to the detail of work undertaken

•             Proactive and self-motivated

•             Adopt a flexible approach to project working and operational requirements.


•             Usually a 4 year formal Mechanical Apprenticeship

•             Time served Indentured Mechanical craftsman

•             NVQ L3/4

•             Good interpersonal skills

•             Computer literate with standard IT Tools such as MS Office

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