Small Plant Mechanic  

Mellex Group Ltd – are looking to recruit:


Small Plant Mechanic  



Based at our Adrishaig Depot, this is a full-time permanent position.  In this role you will be working proactively with a small internal and external team of staff in not only maintaining, servicing and repairing our own small tool and plant hire equipment, but also carrying out warranty work, servicing and repairs to customer tools and equipment.  This position is in the main workshop and yard based, but you may on occasions be expected to work on site.  Start date will be as soon as possible


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant qualifications

  • Looking after a varied fleet of excavators, dumpers, rollers, generators and other small plant and tools

  • Make hydraulic hoses

  • Be able to talk to customers and diagnose faults

  • Carry out PAT testing

  • Sourcing and ordering spare parts

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

  • Completion of paperwork as and when required (reporting damages, recording fuel, completion of examination reports etc.)  

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

  • Ensure all plant is checked and re-fueled where relevant prior to going on-hire, including test and run where appropriate  

  • Moving plant in and around the depot in a safe manner

  • May on occasions be required to make deliveries or pick-ups

  • PPE supplied must be worn on the job  


Qualifications and Skills

  • A good understanding and knowledge of small plant, machinery and ground care tools and equipment is essential

  • Prior knowledge / experience of Stihl, Honda, Husqvarna an advantage

  • A confident approach with good customer communication skills as may be required to discuss faults with customers   

  • Driving licence essential, and the ability to be able to tow a trailer an advantage

  • Fork lift licence an advantage but not essential

  • Applicants must be physically fit as job demands lifting and moving of equipment, and at busy periods plant and equipment may be required to have a quick turn round – so speed and efficiency also required  

  • Ability to prioritise work load   



  • 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 


Send a CV to Fay Harris, The Mellex Group Ltd., Glenburn Road, Ardrishaig, Argyll PA30 8EU or e-mail:

08000 665775

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