Mobile / Workshop Heavy Plant Mechanic

Mellex Group Ltd – are looking to recruit:


Mobile / Workshop Heavy Plant Mechanic



We are looking for a qualified plant mechanic to maintain and repair a wide range of large construction plant, including specialised low ground pressure equipment.  Based at our Lochgilphead Depot, this is a full-time permanent position.  In this role you will work as part of a small team of plant mechanics within the Mellex Group Ltd network, who look after both small and large plant and machinery.  Although this role is primarily in connection with the maintenance and repair of large plant, you may be expected to cover small plant items when necessary.  This position is both workshop and site based.  A mobile workshop fully equipped will be provided as part of the job role.  Start date – mid May onwards     


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant mechanical / time served qualifications

  • Onsite as well as workshop based, so must be flexible and willing to travel to wherever our machines are based to carry out servicing and repairs

  • Must have experience in heavy / large plant machinery maintenance and repairs

  • Proficient in all areas of fitting including mechanical, electrical and hydraulics

  • Be able to talk to customers and diagnose faults  

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records

  • Capture and identify machine damage and ensure clear and accurate reporting is made to Line Manager and Hire Desk

  • Cleaning and checking plant and machinery that has come off-hire  

  • Pre-check and prepare plant and machinery for going out on hire, including test and run of equipment prior to going out on hire   

  • Preventative maintenance

  • Sourcing and ordering spare parts and equipment  

  • Ensure workplace and working environment is kept to a high standard, and work to the highest standard of Health and Safety  

  • PPE supplied must be worn on the job  


Qualifications and Skills

  • Clean driving licence

  • Ability to be able to tow a trailer an advantage  

  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload and work to tight guidelines when required

  • Applicants must be physically fit as job demands lifting and moving of equipment

  • A confident approach, with good manners and communication skills

  • Work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Someone who is flexible, confident and customer motivated  



  • Rate of pay dependent on previous experience

  • Full time position

  • Monday to Friday – 07:30 to 18:00hrs (additional hours and weekend work may be required to meet business needs) 

  • Holidays 28 days per annum inclusive of statutory bank holidays

  • Staff discount

  • Contributory pension 

Closing date – 12th May 2019.  Send a CV to Fay Harris, The Mellex Group Ltd., Glenburn Road, Ardrishaig, Argyll PA30 8EU or


08000 665775

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