Opportunities For Skilled Fitters In Southampton, Hampshire

Monday, November 6, 2023

As we move towards the end of the year, it’s a time to reflect on our career and our hopes for the future.

Many companies spent this year further recovering from the Covid pandemic. The good news is that the job market has mostly remained robust over the past few months. In the summer of 2023, employment rates remained above pre-pandemic levels. 

If you’re keen to move your career forward next year, Gregory Martin offers exceptional support throughout the process. This REC approved recruitment agency covers many different industries including Engineering, IT and Communications, and Government and Defence. 

Gregory Martin’s latest vacancies include those for a Skilled Fitter in Plastics in Southampton, Hampshire.

Paying a salary of up to £25-30K plus 26 days holiday, this role is for their early shift. A highly skilled role, you would be working as part of an established team. It involves the manufacture of Hawk & T45 canopies and windscreens shells from acrylic and terylene. ITAR restrictions are applicable.  

Responsibilities will include reporting directly to the section Shop floor manager, participating within a team and working with functional specialists to ensure production requirements are achieved safely, on time and to the customer specifications.

You will need to read and interpret engineering data, technical drawings, specifications, repair schemes, Manufacturing Procedures (MPs) and other approved maintenance data. You will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of layup and production techniques for terylene sheet and details.

You should also have knowledge of the tools required to achieve canopy and windscreen shell builds.

The right candidate will have the hand skills needed to cut, file, shape and scrape acrylic. Also use electric tools and air powered hand tools, as well as bandsaw and machinery.

You will need to understand material properties and the requirement of it to be protected at all times to avoid potential damage/scrap.

Candidates applying for this Skilled Fitter role need a NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Engineering or Manufacturing, or Time-served apprenticeship in allied trades. 

You will also need numeracy, literacy and IT skills, and be able to read and understand technical documentation, including via computer/IT equipment.

You must demonstrate the currency and competency of the key skill codes required within the department.

There are certain aspects of this role that require mechanical / manual lifting of parts so some lifting will be required, and applicants must be capable of undertaking activities with appropriate assistance if required.

For more information on this role in Southampton, simply contact Gregory Martin for more information.

01252 710215.