Mechanical Fitter/ Multiskilled

Job location:
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Created moment:
April 30, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08214

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/ Multiskilled

Job Summary

Role: Mechanical Fitter/ Multiskilled

Salary: 32 – 34K

Hours: 37.5 Monday - Friday

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

Are you mechanically minded? What about a hands-on role, where no day is the same?!

The role:

Your main responsibilities are to carry out planned, scheduled, routine and reactive mechanical maintenance including fault finding /diagnostics and rectification work to the processing fixed plant on Refining sites within the central Cornwall area.
As a Mechanical Fitter, you will also be involved in the installation of new equipment, process improvement , and other engineering works in line with project, continuous improvement and maintenance requirements.

Your main responsibilities:

To deliver an effective quality service in compliance with all current health, safety
and environmental legislation and company Rules Guidance and Procedures whilst meeting the required tonnage, quality and production targets and the following;
● Carry out effective repairs and maintenance whilst working safely, abiding by all Imerys Safe Working Rules, Procedures & Guidance and in accordance where necessary within Local Management Rules.
● Ensure effective compliance with all current workplace legislation whilst maintaining ISO9001: Quality Standard and ISO14001 Environmental Standards.
● Corrective, breakdown & routine preventive maintenance of fixed plant and associated systems.
● Providing engineering support for other maintenance & installation activities.
● Ensure all work areas are clean and free from hazards.

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
● Virtual GP.

What we ask you in return:
● Mechanical fitting knowledge in industrial applications / processes
● NVQ 3 or equivalent in mechanical or similar engineering trade (or willingnes to achieve this with the correct previous experience).
● Knowledge of pumping, pipework systems and other process equipment
● Ideally experienced in industrial operations for at least 3 years.
● MMA welding competency (training will be given)

● Electrical competency would be an advantage
● LGV Class C licence would be an advantage
● Have a good working knowledge of the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations and Quarry Regulations.
● To demonstrate a willingness to undertake further training as and when required.
● Demonstrated flexibility for working outside of working hours as determined by business requirements
● Hold a current full UK driving licence

To apply for this opportunity and to join Imerys, please follow 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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