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Mechanical Fitter

  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Contract
  • Sector: Power, Nuclear and Utilities
  • Contact: Zaida Bhana
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01452 225120
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job Ref: 209288ZB

Our nuclear sector client, based at the Burfield, AWE site, near Newbury, Berks, has a 6-month contract opportunity for a Mechanical Fitter

Job Purpose

Mechanical Installation of the Mensa Doors and their means of Operation.

Key Responsibilities
•Report to the Nuclear Site Manager /Site Supervisor/Engineer for all matters relating to quality and safety.

•Undertake all work as instructed by the Site Manager/Site Supervisor to the requirements of the task documentation (i.e. Method Statement Construction Plan Risk Assessments etc.), with due care to minimise the potential for inadvertent disturbance to site plant or equipment.

•Comply in addition to the above-mentioned documents, with all other relevant safety instructions as identified through the Site Manager/Site Supervisor.

•Perform work whilst avoiding danger to themselves and to others that might be affected by their acts or omissions

•Report all anomalies, safety hazards, plant damage and specific problems through the Site Supervisor/Engineer before proceeding further.

•Refrain from defeating or interfere with, anything provided in the interests of Health and Safety (PPE, fire extinguishers etc.) or environmental protection.

•Use plant and equipment correctly, and in accordance with training and instruction provided.

•‘Build only to the Print’ in compliance with the requirements of the design intent.

•Adopt at all times the S*T*A*R*T principle. Stop, Think, Act, Review and Tell whilst engaged on all types of works on site.

•Attend weekly Toolbox Talks on matters of safety and Company policy.

•Participate in the production and review of Point of Work Risk Assessments.

•Participate in the Pre & Post Job De-Briefs.

•Participate in the “Being Company” programme adopting the expected professional standards and behaviours within the workplace.

These duties are project specific and in addition to those described in the Company and project manuals and procedures. He/she shall ensure that they are familiar with these documents, and any legislation to which they refer.

The Mechanical Technician may be assisted in the execution of these duties by a team of supervisory staff. The services of site establishment e.g. quality, safety, administration etc. will also be available of which full use should be made.

•Recognised Training Scheme or Apprenticeship (CITB/Company Training Scheme).
•Site Installation/Maintenance experience (preferred) in Nuclear Industry/Power Generation.
•Aware of Nuclear Class 1 Installation Requirements and Standards.
•Hold relevant CSCS card for their trades/skills.
•Be prepared to have Compulsory and Random Drugs & Alcohol Testing.
•Be over 18 years of age.
•Hold valid licences, tickets, authorisations for the roles they have been appointed to.
•Have carried out Manual Handling training.
•Are fully conversant with the Health and Safety at work act 1974.
•Have experience working on a building/Construction environment.
•Are fit and healthy to undertake Physical/Manual labour.
•Disclose any medical conditions for which they are undergoing treatment and if they carry any “in case emergency medication”.
•Provide evidence of all qualifications (which must be in date) for the SQEP file.

Desirable Additional Requirements

•Lifting Equipment Operator tbc
•Forklift truck operator licence.
•PASMA qualification.
•Pipe fitting.
•Cable running.
•Driving Licence.
•Electric Pallet truck operator.
•Pneumatic tug operator. (Master mover) (Training may be provided) •Knowledge, experience on Hydraulic systems installation.
•Able to read installation drawings and follow instructions.
•Hand tool and power tool competent.
•Ladder/Stepladder inspection.
•PAT Tester.
•Abrasive Wheels.
•Fire Safety, Fire Watch, Hot works.
•Loler AP Lifting equipment inspector.
•Stores/Supplies control.

Please note that security clearance must be held, or be able to obtain before the commencement of this contract
This role is inside of IR35