Approved Mechanical Fitter

Date: 25 Mar 2024

Location: Glasgow, GB, G51 4SD

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Approved Mechanical Fitter


Are you excited by the opportunity to build upon your skills and experience whilst performing an integral role maintaining operation of the Port?  We are investing heavily across our Clydeport Cluster and are seeking an experienced Mechanical Fitter with a background in heavy diesel plant and machinery to join our committed and skilled team to deliver planned and reactive maintenance.


Your Role


You will join the Clydeport Engineering Department, based at KGV Docks, to safely and effectively complete planned and reactive maintenance work, ensuring all mechanical/maintenance equipment is compliant with current standards and legislation, with zero defects to maximise customer satisfaction. 


You will use fault finding diagnostic equipment to ensure the reactive maintenance impact is minimised as well as resolving unplanned failures in a timely manner to meet reliability targets, proposing tactical solutions to ensure activities stay on schedule.  You will expand your skills to become multi skilled in mechanical and electrical engineering to contribute to the ongoing success of the team.


What you'll bring


You’ll have experience of maintaining heavy diesel plant and machinery in a heavy industrial environment with a strong understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics and be used to working effectively in a critical and busy environment.  You will have excellent fault finding skills and the ability to use fault finding diagnostic equipment.


You must be willing to work at heights, understand work systems and accident reporting with a commitment to maintaining Health and Safety standards.  You will be willing to multi-skill in mechanical and electrical engineering.


Who are we?


Already one of the UK’s leading port and logistics companies, with a turnover in excess of £500 million, we are planning substantial capital investment over the next 5 years to achieve our vision of becoming the UK’s leading port operator.  We have ambitious plans to grow and transform the supply chain to benefit our customers.  Our investments are decarbonizing our operations, which in turn is helping us work towards our goal of having Net Zero Port Operations by 2040.  Much of our success depends on our unrivalled facilities and technology. But in our sector, it comes down to having the right talent to enable our organisation to grow.



What we can offer you



In addition to a competitive salary, we have a strong track record of developing our people to expand their skills and experience and develop their careers.  Valuing and rewarding our workforce is important to us which is why we offer a fantastic range of flexible benefits to choose from, such as:


  • 30 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Up to 10% Matched Contribution Pension
  • Peel Ports Flexible Benefits including salary sacrifice car scheme, healthcare cash plans, Cycle2Work Scheme, Critical Illness insurance, Gym Membership Scheme, Retail Vouchers, plus more!
  • Commitment to learning and personal development – Last year we supported over 50,000 hours of training and personal development!
  • We promote good physical and mental health and can provide additional support to colleagues via our Employee Assistance Programme when required


If you believe you have the skills and experience we are seeking and you want to join a thriving and ambitious place to work, we’d really like to hear from you!



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