Mechanical Fitter – Assembly

Mechanical Fitter – Assembly

Centrax is seeking an experienced Mechanical Fitter as part of its Assembly team to produce generator sets and repair gas turbine engines at its Newton Abbot facility. Start date will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening.

Centrax is seeking an experienced Mechanical Fitter as part of its Assembly team to carry out all mechanical installation works necessary to produce Gas Turbine Powered Generator Packages, related products, and equipment in accordance with (IAW) predetermined specifications and drawings to meet customer’s requirements.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Mechanical Coordinator with review of engineering drawings, in relation to their accuracy and compliance with Centrax standards.
  • Report all non-conformance issues to the mechanical Coordinator.
  • Read and follow engineering drawings and procedures to confirm all installation requirements have been met.
  • Installation of mechanical systems, assemblies, sub-assemblies, and components into Generator Package Sets IAW build documentation and specifications.
  • Fit equipment including gas turbine engines, gearboxes, generators, and motors as required.
  • Carry out precision alignment of engines, generators, gearboxes, and other equipment in accordance with Centrax procedures using a variety of precision tooling and measuring equipment.
  • Fabricate and install small bore pipework using hand, electric and CNC tube benders. (Training provided)
  • Fabricate, modify, and rectify nonstandard components to engineering design IAW Centrax processes and procedures.
  • Provide mechanical support to other departments to meet operational needs.
  • Assist with the testing of gas turbine engines.
  • Use a variety of mechanical lifting techniques and equipment (Overhead gantry crane, slinging, chain hoists, hydraulic jacks etc). Training provided.
  • Carry out repairs on equipment / tooling / machinery, including full diagnostic investigation, selection of parts, repair and final checks as directed by co-ordinator.
  • Carry out continuous improvement and special projects, including refurbishment, overhaul, diagnostics, and repair of equipment.
  • Flexibility to work in other mechanical disciplined areas of the business.
  • To support and mentor apprentices, new staff and customer support engineers within the job role.
  • Work at customer sites and installations both in the UK and abroad.
  • Carry out duties compatible with this job and the employees’ individual skills as required by management.

Knowledge and Skills

Essential Requirements

  • Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship or 5 years related experience.
  • BTEC National Certificate or City & Guilds – Mechanical. Level 3 Minimum
  • Experience of general mechanical fitting in a comparable industry eg, aerospace, marine, automotive, or heavy plant.
  • Competent in the use of hand and power tools including power drills, electric saws etc.
  • Competent in the use of measuring equipment including micrometres and DTI’s.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Working knowledge of IT / MS Office
  • Desire to develop professionally
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy – able to follow written Company procedures and processes.

Desirable Requirements

  • Any LOLER qualification (or equivalent)
  • IOSH Working Safely (or equivalent)
  • Any Team Leader or Management Qualification
  • Working knowledge of power generation systems.
  • Industrial experience preferred.


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Limited medical cover
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Secure on-site parking
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory days

Please provide a full CV when applying and also provide an explanation for any gaps in your employment history where applicable, along with your salary expectations.

Closing Date for applications: 2 June 2023

Whilst applications from persons meeting all of the essential requirements are invited, applicants must already have the right to work in the UK and, where required, must be able to relocate to within daily commutable distance of Newton Abbot at short notice and at their own expense.

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For Recruiters:
At Centrax we know the precise type of person who would flourish in our business. As such we won’t consider speculative or unsolicited CVs from agencies whether emailed to Centrax employees or the HR team.
We only use agencies who have signed up to our preferred supplier list and have an understanding of our business. Only our selected recruitment partners will earn a fee where we have instructed them directly within a specific remit.

Date of Advertisement: 26 April 2023
Vacancy Ref. 2313