Mechanical Assistant

Mechanical Assistant

Ref: 650| Posted: 28th Feb 2024

Edwards Employment Solutions Ltd are an award-winning, independent recruiter who support ‘employers of choice’ across the East Midlands and Yorkshire.  We partner with a wide range of companies within the Industrial, Engineering and Office Support sectors, bringing excellent career opportunities to YOU!

We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Assistant, to join the team at our Engineering client, based in Nottinghamshire.

They are a well-established and market leading engineering contractor, with strong links to the water and nuclear industries.

This role is field based and will cover the South East region

This is a permanent vacancy. You will be a direct employee, from day one.

Salary details & package

  • Competitive salary, based on experience  (Door to Door, Travel time included)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Westfield Healthcare
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Annual leave ‘buy back’ scheme (up to 5 days)
  • 4% Employer pension contribution
  • Company events
  • Company Van and Fuel Card
  • Company phone

The Role –Mechanical Assistant

As a Mechanical Assistant, you will be responsible for conducting mechanical operations to the highest possible standard of quality, efficiency and with minimal wastage and to ensure a provision of a safe working environment for all colleagues.  

  • General Mechanical duties
  • Installation of mechanical equipment such as motors, gearboxes, bearings
  • Fitting of steel support systems
  • Fault finding on mechanical equipment.
  • May be required to undertake other duties such as assisting an Electrician or Civil engineers
  • Ensure all tasks are prepared for delivery/audit action if necessary.
  • Ensure to only operate equipment that is calibrated, in test and in good operating order and ensure the operative is trained.
  • On advice from line management, contribute to all quality audits and assist in resolution of issues with product, processes, and systems.
  • Adhere to Company quality procedures, standards, and specifications.
  • Work with Team Leaders to discharge contract obligations.
  • Advise Line Management in a timely manner where time related changes are required.

Other Responsibilities

  • To understand and adhere to Company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with company Health and Safety policies, procedures and codes of practice.
  • Demonstrate and uphold Company values.

 The Candidate-YOU!

Must have:

  • Mechanical apprenticeship or level 3 Mechanical qualification as minimum.
  • Have a proven background in the water industry or gas/oil
  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Confined Space training (Current)
  • CSCS Card holder


  • Qualified in Lifting operations (CPCS)
  • First Aid Trained
  • Health and Safety trained (IOSH)

 Do you feel you match the criteria? Contact us today!

Please apply today with a current CV, or call the office for a chat about your suitability on 01246 886366.

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