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Mechanical Fitter

Mechanical Fitter

  • Role type : Permanent
  • Location : Leeds
  • Salary : £34,000
  • Sector : Renewables
  • Ref : 25120
  • Salary: £34,000
Astute’s Renewables team is partnering with a global leader in the industrial gear box servicing sector to recruit a workshop based Mechanical Fitter, who will be responsible for disassembling, servicing and repairing large, industrial scale gearboxes before reassembling them to be returned to operation.

The Mechanical Fitter role comes with a yearly salary of up to £34,000 plus overtime, annual leave and pension. This role will also allow for further training and upskilling for

If you have a background in mechanical fitting or assembling large gearboxes or other large mechanical components and are looking to work with a company for an organisation that puts integrity and people at the forefront of everything it does, then submit your CV to apply today.

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting to the Service Manager, you will:


  • Heavy duty gearbox and power transmission repair, maintenance and overhaul. This will include striping, inspecting, repairing or replacing components, re-assembly, testing and report writing after completed works.
  • Where required, maintaining and being responsible for workshop tooling and equipment.
  • Maintaining adherence to workshop standards, housekeeping and health & safety.
  • Following industry regulations and standards, championing good working practises.
  • When required, travelling nationally and internationally for onsite works – not a regular occurrence, but the successful candidates must be able and willing to travel.
Professional qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:


  • Must have prior experience in mechanical fitting, inspection, repair and assembly of gearboxes or other large mechanical equipment – such as large engines on vehicles, agricultural equipment, naval or maritime vessels.
  • A strong and demonstrable understanding of mechanical engineering principals.
  • While not essential, a higher education certification in mechanical, automotive, agricultural or other engineering would be an advantage (such as NVQ, C&G, HND/HNC etc).
  • Additional works using heavy duty workshop equipment such as presses, overhead cranes, manual or automated machinery etc would be advantageous.
  • Able to understand engineering drawings and diagrams.
Personal skills

The Mechanical Fitter role would suit someone who:


  • Has a strong respect for health and safety in the workplace.
  • Enjoys and maintains a clean workspace.
  • Able to understand engineering drawings and diagrams.
  • Has strong written and verbal communications skills and computer literate.
Salary and benefits of the Mechanical Fitter role


  • Basic salary between £28,000-£34,000
  • Paid overtime, 28 days annual leave and contribution pension

To apply for this Mechanical Fitter opportunity, please complete the form below. Alternatively, send a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call 02393910041 to speak to Harry Slade who can tell you more. You can also connect with Harry on LinkedIn to view other jobs they are recruiting.

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