Mechanical Technician/ Fitter
Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognised for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components, fuel and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.
With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.
Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).
In the UK we are currently over 300 strong and our plans are to grow to 400-500 by 2025 through the development our UK nuclear service offerings.
Due to our ongoing projects and significant growth, we are looking to recruit Mechanical Technicians (Fitters) for our Cranfield operation.
This is a hands-on role, reporting to the Engineering Production Manager and/or Team Leader. The role is for an experienced ‘Fitter’, who can contribute to the business immediately and guide, develop, and assist less skilled personnel.
The Mechanical Technician/ Fitter will be primarily responsible for the following:
Building test rigs, using skills to fit mechanical components.
Reading engineering drawings to work out build schedules and identify material requirements.
Providing machining, and engineering fitting services to areas within the business.
Improve the machining, fabrication, and fitting times within the business.
Supply information to Engineers for bid preparation.
Supporting the Facilities Team in building maintenance and improvement.
Being actively involved in continuous Improvement activities.
Assisting Project Engineers with technical issues and solving problems on test rigs.
Assisting Apprentices in their development.
To be considered, we require the following qualifications, skills and experience:
- Time Served Apprenticeship in either Mechanical Fitting, Machining, or fabrication.
- Significant experience after being an apprentice in a maintenance or technical production type role.
- Strong ‘fitting’ skills.
- Computer literate.
- Works well in a team and has good communication skills.
It would be beneficial if the candidate has undergone further training in Safety, Forklift Truck driving, Rigging and/or Encloses Spaces.
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