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Mechanical Technician

Zoek Pin Hadleigh, Essex, England

£40000 - £45000/annum benefits

Permanent (Full time)

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Mechanical Technician – Petrochemical & Power

Hadleigh, Essex

Circa £40,000 - £45,000 + benefits


We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Technician / Mechanical Fitter to carry out maintenance and repair work across a variety of petrochemical and power generation sites in Essex. The Mechanical Technician will be responsible for maintenance, repair and overhaul work at both on site and in the workshop.


  • On site and in house maintenance work on wide range of mechanical plant equipment found across heavy process plants (power stations, chemical plants etc.) including pumps, turbines, valves, gearboxes, fans, mixers etc.

  • On site and in house maintenance and testing of valves, pipework and ancillary equipment

  • Communicate effectively on a technical level both written and verbally to customers and colleagues

  • Work alone to diagnose mechanical faults in a timely manner with minimal assistance or direction

  • When requires assist on planned site outages / shutdowns

  • Complete all necessary documentation and paperwork

  • Effectively manage your own work schedule


Suitable candidates for this role will ideally have the following:

  • A time served apprenticeship along with some form of technical qualification in mechanical engineering or similar . HNC/ONC/NVQ/C&G

  • Experience maintaining and fault finding on equipment such as pumps, valves, gearboxes, compressors, fans, mixers etc.

  • At least 5 years of post-apprenticeship experience in mechanical maintenance across heavy process plants . petrochem, power gen, refineries, steel works, paper mills etc

  • A full UK driving licence is essential for this role due to occasional travel to client sites

Salary and benefits

  • A basic salary up to £45,000 depending on experience

  • Uncapped overtime rates

  • 25 days holiday + 8 BH

  • Company pension

  • Expenses paid when working away

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