Mobile Plant Fitter

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd is a family run business owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd has grown from a single owner-operated plant hire company to a multifaceted group with family values still firmly at the heart of each project undertaken. At Smiths we pride ourselves on our ethics of reliability and hard work which enables us to deliver a wide range of services that we can all be proud of. We specialise in Construction, Waste Management, Plant Hire, Demolition and Transport operations.

With over 25 years of experience in Construction Smiths is now firmly established as one of the region’s most experienced and trustworthy firms.

We are now looking for an experienced fitter to join our ever growing team!

The successful candidate must have machinery fitting experience and live in Gloucestershire or surrounding areas.

Job description

We now require an experienced plant machinery fitter to join our team at our head office near Stonehouse. You will be responsible for carrying out the repair and maintenance of all types of heavy plant of a variety of sizes. The repair and maintenance of the machines will be required for use for our Construction and Demolition divisions on projects in the South-West.

The role is partly mobile and partly workshop based with a well-equipped van provided.

What we are looking for:

  • An experienced mechanic/fitter to work on our extensive list of machines which include JCB’s and CAT’s ranging from 1 – 50 tonne excavators, dumpers, rollers and dozers.
  • The role will require working in house in our newly built workshop The successful candidate must be willing to be flexible and no two days will be the same.

Weekly hours 47.5 – 52.5.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of working with a range of heavy plant equipment, machines and hydraulic equipment
  • Have previously worked in this industry
  • Be confident in the diagnosis of electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Be able to work alone and under own initiative
  • Possess good communication skills and have the ability to communicate at all levels, including with colleagues and clients.


  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Staff discount on skip hire
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Family-run business
  • Progression opportunities
  • Commitment from employers to continued learning and development
  • Access to mental health support

Closing Date:

August 31, 2022


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