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Mechanical Fitter

Assembly and Maintenance, Skilled Trades, Controls & Instrumentation
Job Type:
Permanent, Contract
Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
Salary Description:
£40,000 - £45,000/annum On application
03 Jan 2024
Job Ref:

Dismantling power transmission equipment, primarily industrial gearboxes.

Technical knowledge required:

will ideally include most of the following:

Lifting and rigging. Operating overhead cranes and jib/hoists essential. Operating forklift trucks an advantage,

Understanding rotating machinery, shafts couplings and alignment. Fasteners and applying torque.

Knowledge of typical machinery features: keys, splines, dowels, shims, locknuts, circlips etc.

Heat shrunk interference fits, use of inductance heaters to mount bearings, use of oxy propane to warm parts without changing metallurgy.

Use of bearing pullers or hydraulic press or cylinders with tie bars, operating grinders, pillar drills,

Measuring bores, journals, floats, backlash etc, with verniers micrometers, dial gauges etc. Understanding of clearance/interference limits and fits.

Reading engineering drawings typically general arrangements and section views to determine method of dismantling or assembly.

Experience with various bearing types and arrangements is also important. Vast majority of what we see are rolling element types.

Nice to have:

would include some understanding of metals generally, their mechanical properties and hardening systems. Understanding of how parts are stressed, wear or fail e.g., bending shearing fatigue etc.

Lubrication, oil pumps, filters pipe compression fittings filters etc.

Any understanding of gearing is an advantage e.g., spur helical, planetary, bevel / spiral bevel, worm, and wheel.

Any experience of machining or fabrication is a plus (turning, milling or surface grinding).

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I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

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