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Mechanical / Electrical Fitter

Ref no. BHN573029
Location Avonmouth, Bristol, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 9 months
Job status Open

Job summary

  • Mechanical and Electrical Fitter needed
  • UK Defence company
  • UK eyes only programme
  • 5 days per week on-site in Bristol

Key skills required for this role

Mechanical and Electrical Fitter


Electrical and Mechanical Fitter

Job description

Our client, a leader in the Defence and Security sector, is currently seeking a skilled Mechanical / Electrical Fitter for a 9-month contract position in Avonmouth. This role involves fabricating, fitting, and welding duties to support defence projects, with the potential for contract extension. The successful candidate will work five days a week, contributing to crucial developments in defence technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic components and sub-assemblies
  • Reading and interpreting manufacturing and assembly drawings
  • Checking the complete assembly for alignment, dimensions, and quality
  • Ensuring personal and team safety by adhering to safety rules and policies

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in using hand and power tools; small-scale fabrication
  • Understanding of vacuum system assembly and cleanliness requirements
  • Knowledge of high-power electrical systems such as RF generators and electromagnets
  • Ability to perform basic electrical assembly and read electrical circuit drawings
  • Proficiency in cooling system assembly, including setting to work, filling, venting, purging, and draining
  • Experience in supporting and developing safe systems of work, including conducting risk assessments
  • Familiarity with lifting operations for slinging and rigging; lifting requirements are less than 1 tonne


  • Self-driven with a logical working manner
  • Ability to question designs and suggest improvements
  • Attention to detail and a careful nature, with clear recording of non-conformances
  • Formal qualifications such as an apprenticeship or HND

Additional Details:

  • Location: Avonmouth, requires on-site presence 5 days a week
  • Contract Duration: 9 months, with possibilities for extension
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Security: UK eyes only

If you are a motivated Mechanical / Electrical Fitter with the relevant skills and a passion for the defence sector, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join our client's dedicated team in Avonmouth.

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