Maintenance Fitter
Location: Accrington
Salary: Competitive
Expires: 04/07/2022 23:59

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Accrington team in the position of Maintenance Fitter.

The role holder will play a safe and active part in maintenance activities, being responsible to rectify all Electrical malfunctions / breakdowns safe and effectively to enable the continuity and productivity of the plant, to achieve current safety, output, and quality targets.

Your duties would include but not limited to the following;

  • Before work commences on any item of plant/machinery etc. all relevant safe work procedures must be sought and followed together with an assessment made if needed with maintenance fitter, plant foreman and management of what is required to enable the task involved to be carried out in the safest way possible.
  • Ensure when carrying out any work at height a full working at height risk assessment is carried out including permits.
  • Provide technical expertise to support plant requirements
  • Provide inspection, testing and commissioning expertise and support
  • Before using any vibration, tools ensure all monitoring equipment and have register is up to date and to ensure not to exceed acceptable limits
  • Ensure isolation of all plant and equipment both electrically and mechanically before commencement of duties. Ensuring the use of personnel lock off LOTOTO when required.
  • Return all tools used to their correct place and all debris to the correct skip.
  • Once work is completed including new installations ensure a full test has been carried out safety guards are put back, all safety features work and all debris removed before commencement / operation of the plant/equipment.
  • As and when required to aid in tunnel kiln shutdown/light up and general maintenance.
  • To keep plant maintenance up to date.
  • Repair and installation of all electrical plant,
  • Carry out PPMs to a good standard electrical and mechanical.
  • To acquire a good understanding of all machines sequence, a basic understanding of operation.
  • To use all hand/power tools and ladders safely and correctly using the required P.P.E and to take out of action immediately damaged /faulty items.
  • Report all irregularities/health & safety issues to the maintenance foreman.
  • To carry out housekeeping duties as and when required.
  • Undertake any relevant training as requested on rest days and during your shift.

About you;

  • Able to interrogate and read the S7 program.
  • Be able to lead by example in encouraging teamwork with both electrical and mechanical employees, flexibility, and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Be proactively supporting company / site initiatives
  • Be flexible with overtime and covering holidays
  • The job requires adequate mechanical qualifications and a minimum of three years’ experience.

Training Requirements:

  • City &Guilds NVQ Level3 ONC HND
  • Knowledge of PLC Systems.
  • PLC fault finding a must.
  • Inverter drives.
  • Sensors PNP, NPN.
  • Lifting and Slinging Training
  • HAV Awareness Training
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Gas awareness training
  • Confined space training
  • Company online Induction
  • Isolation Lock off
  • Silica Awareness
  • Spill Training (Environmental Awareness)

About us;

We have an extensive network of 17 manufacturing facilities in the UK, employing approximately 1,800 people.

We are a leading manufacturer of a diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products used extensively within the construction sector, with instantly recognisable brands such as Thermalite blocks, London Brick, Ecostock, Cradley, Formpave and Jetfloor, Bison Precast. Our product range comprises of clay bricks, Thermalite blocks, aggregate blocks, Red Bank chimney, roofing and flue systems, precast concrete and flooring products and Formpave permeable paving.

Forterra represents exactly what we do and have always done. Our purpose is to manufacture products that are the essential to the nation’s construction sector, helping our customers build with ease and confidence. Moreover, we continue to lead our industry in terms of standards and safety.

What we can offer you;

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme


  • Annual Salary Reviews
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Certified Training
  • Company Pension
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Holiday
  • Great Working Environment
  • In House Training
  • Life Assurance