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£17.55 to £25.87 per hour
13 May 2024
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Our client is looking for experienced Mechanical Fitters (Minimum level 2 NVQ).

The role is workshop based in Crewe.

This is a long term, on-going contract.

Please note pay rates are dependent on experience and whether PAYE or Umbrella for all Mechanical Fitters.

Hourly pay rate: Mechanical Fitter.
DAYS: £17.55 PAYE / £22.22 Umbrella
MORNINGS: £18.95 PAYE / £24.05 Umbrella
AFTERS: £20.35 PAYE / £25.87 Umbrella

Mon-Fri 8am 4.30pm
Likely to go to Mornings and Afternoons in the next few months.

Hours per week: 37

Industries considered: Rolling Stock, Automotive, Marine, Plant and Aviation

Company Summary:

A global leader in Rolling Stock vehicle manufacturing, service and maintenance.

Position Summary - Mechanical Fitter.

Based within the Rolling Stock industry (Trains) we are currently recruiting for Mechanical Engineers to operate out of a Rolling stock depot based in Crewe, to carry out the Mechanical Overhaul of Rail Bogies. Candidates will be required to carry out the following duties:

Bogie overhaul, damage repair and engineering
Wheel set overhaul, repair and analysis
Bogie chassis, damage repair and clean
Bogie and gearbox engineering / repair
Wheel exchange on wheel sets
Bearing, axle and wheel mounting
Components and sub-assemblies overhaul repair and analysis
Re-engineering and production of spare parts
To undertake all types of Mechanical, repair and replace on Rolling Stock to ensure that we provide our customer with a reliable, safe and defect free train.

Person Profile/Experience: Mechanical Fitter

You will be a highly self-motivated individual, able to work under your own initiative.
You will possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
You will need extensive all-round knowledge of Mechanical Engineering
You will ideally have knowledge of modern rolling stock systems,
You will ideally have experience of Train depot operations.


Candidates would preferably be time served and apprentice trained with the relevant mechanical papers. A minimum of a NVQ level 2 in a Mechanical discipline is a requirement.

We will also consider candidates with good level experience rather than traditional qualifications. .

Those candidates that maybe aren’t classically trained would be put through some training courses but they would be on a lower rate of £14.67 Paye / £18.25 Umbrella for the first 4 weeks


Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position. However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.

Please send your CV in the first instance or call Steve Nixon @ Ambitek Recruitment.

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