Mechanical Fitter

Job location:
Dorset, United Kingdom
Created moment:
April 5, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08127

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Mechanical Fitter

Job Summary

Role: Mechanical Fitter

Salary: 38K to 43K *depending on experience

Hours: 37.5h Location: Dorset

As our Mechanical Fitter, you will provide Mechanical support for all key fixed plant and equipment at the Dorset Ball Clays operations, maintaining plant availability at high levels through planned routine maintenance and reaction to breakdowns.

The role: You will be reporting into the Maintenance Supervisor, with support from the Dorset Site Engineer. As part of the Dorset Maintenance team, you will help deliver sustenance and improvement projects and CER equipment installations whilst;

● Maintaining mechanical fixed processing plant - including fans, filters, mills, conveyors, packaging, etc

● Fault finding and resolving mechanical issues

●Installing and commissioning equipment

● Recording what was done to resolve breakdowns and investigate the root cause

What’s in for you? You will be working for Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide. Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified sets of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. We support your professional development including training, costs, offering a competitive salary and other benefits such as;

● Company sick pay entitlement after 6 months service,

● Life Assurance,

● Defined Contribution Pension Plan,

● 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays,

● Income Protection for DC members,

● Long Service awards,

● Reward Hub & Local Discounts,

● Flu Vouchers,

● Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme,

● Health & Wellbeing Programme, Eye Care Vouchers,

● Cycle to work scheme

● Endeavour club (off site gym) to help you stay fit and healthy.

What we ask of you in return: You will be working with Safety and Environmental focus as you No1 consideration and have the following:

● Indentured mechanical engineering apprenticeship and/ or cross skilled from mechanical to electrical,

● Qualified to NVQ3 level or minimum of 5 years' experience post apprenticeship,

● IT literate and preferably have experience in using ERP systems - particularly SAP,

● Have a good working knowledge of and work within, the EHSQ requirement,

● Undertake further training as and when required,

● Experience of maintaining Packaging Systems would be an advantage,

● Ideally holding mobile plant certification, such as Forklift, Work Platforms

●Welding capability (training can be provided),

● Ideally, a good knowledge of 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Risk Assessment, KPI's and PPM.

To apply for this opportunity and to join Imerys, please following the instructions below or contact; for more details.

Our people are important to us, our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and whilst maintaining the health, safety and environmental standards on site, for yourself and others around you, we're an organisation with a wealth of career and development opportunities that allow you to tap into your full potential.

Position Type

Full time



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