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Mechanical Fitter - Foundry

Thomas Dudley Works

Posted on June 4, 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Fitter based at our Foundry Duport Tipton site. The successful applicant will carry out maintenance to mechanical equipment and assist the team with optimisation through efficient fault diagnosis. The role holder will also play an active part in all mechanical plant installation and modification work to support the team.

A flexible approach is needed towards working hours at short notice to meet business needs, overtime may be requested to cover busy periods. The role will follow the below shift pattern;

Monday to Thursday – 1130 to 2000 / Friday – 1130 to 1900

Your bit…

· To carry out scheduled preventive maintenance checks and procedures, record and report any adverse signs, symptoms or trends and instigate and/or implement appropriate corrective action

· Perform diagnostic checks on faulty plant and equipment and strip down, replace/repair and re-assemble as necessary

· Attend machine breakdowns to support Design, Electrical and Maintenance Engineers.

· Liaise with the fabrication shop for the manufacture of fabricated items to fulfil maintenance duties and for modifying manufacturing facilities for operational and/or safety purposes

· Interpret engineering specifications and drawings with the ability to work from hand sketches and verbal instructions to carry out repair and maintenance

· Maintain adequate stocks of materials, parts and equipment to fulfil maintenance duties

· To ensure cost effective and timely ordering and supply of spares and critical equipment

· Carry out acetylene burning, gas welding and electric arc welding as necessary to fulfil maintenance duties

· Assist management in the programming of scheduled maintenance aligned to production requirements

· Use of hand tools and equipment appropriately and safely for carrying out maintenance activities

· Follow company safety regulations and codes of safe working practice at all times

What you need to do it…

· NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering

· Previous experience of working within a foundry setting would be advantageous, shot blast and core machine knowledge would be a definite advantage

· Previous heavy industrial maintenance experience

· Uphold the highest standards of health and safety at all times

· Can work to demanding and changing priorities

· Confident, highly organised with a pragmatic approach to problem solving

· Good communication capability

Our bit…

· Opportunity for career growth, to work for a company that has a reputation for being an excellent people friendly employer who ensures a good work life balance as part of its values

· Competitive salary reflecting experience

· Contributory pension scheme and 25 days annual leave + statutory holiday


To apply, please email your CV, salary expectations and covering letter to

Please see a link below to our Careers page where the company Job Applicant Privacy Notice is attached to review.


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Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ

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Registered in England No. 02399487
Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ
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