Senior Heavy Plant Mechanic (London)

South London
£45,000 - £50,000 per annum (12.5% shift uplift)

Would you like the opportunity to work for one of the most successful and growing companies in their sector? We have a need for Senior Heavy Plant Mechanics in Plumstead.

Ford & Stanley – Talentwise the technical recruitment experts are aiding the recruitment of  Senior Heavy Plant Mechanics who can work on on-track-machinery, unique to the UK.

The Opportunity


Plumstead, London

Areas Considered

South London

Role and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting / diagnosing - Electrical, Engine, Transmission, Hydraulic components
  • Manage , engage and support staff
  • Operating machinery, Cleaning and rebuilding components
  • Carry out on site repairs
  • Carry out workshop repairs
  • spec parts, Compiling Parts lists / Price quotes
  • Provide details of engine hours worked information for each item of plant
  • Undertake maintenance of hire fleet vehicles as qualified and directed
  • Undertake road transport vehicle maintenance activity as directed
  • Undertake routine testing of safety-critical systems and equipment as directed
  • Undertake annual inspection of plant equipment without a lifting capability to meet statutory requirements
  • Maintain comprehensive records, both electronically and in hard copy, for each vehicle and item of plant and equipment to demonstrate the performance of all pre-hire checks, routine servicing, statutory inspection and breakdown repair
  • Undertake the correct and regular maintenance and calibration of all equipment in accordance with instructions
  • Maintain and inspect lifting accessories to the required standard
  • Report any defect in vehicles and plant and monitor safety performance
  • Ensure that all errors, non-compliance and complaints are logged, raised and handled according to the requirements of the Company’s QMS system
  • Ensure that all fire extinguishers supplied with machines are inspected and passed fit for purpose prior to the machine being released for despatch to site
  • Other tasks and duties as may be required from time to time.

The Candidate


  • Heavy plant experience, preferably with RRV experience
  • Previous senior/team leading/management experience
  • Good mechanical engineering skills
  • Responsible, methodical and good attention to detail
  • Good team player with a can-do attitude
  • Polite, customer focused and the desire to do a good job
  • Holds current driving licence
  • Physically fit


  • Qualified or time-served diesel fitter
  • NVQ level 3

Possible job titles

Plant Engineer, Plant Mechanic, Heavy plant technician, bus mechanic, HGV mechanic, bus engineer, HGV engineer, senior mechanic, senior technician, senior engineer

£45,000 +

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