Plant Fitter
4d ago

Position description

British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is the UK's leading manufacturer of interior lining systems - our products include coving, bagged plaster and plasterboard that are used daily across the building and construction industries.

Our mission is to develop innovative products and services that help customers build better spaces to live, work and play.

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Plant Fitter to join the engineering team based at our Barrow upon Soar site in Leicestershire.

British Gypsum's Barrow-upon-Soar plaster production plant, came into operation in 1992 and is one of the largest and most technologically advanced of its kind in the world.

We occupy a 57-acre site including a gypsum mine, the environmentally friendly plant produces bagged plaster products and demonstrates British Gypsum's commitment to unmatched quality and service.


As Mechanical Plant Fitter you will deliver professional mechanical maintenance in order to maximise plant efficiency, by actively utilising continuous improvement techniques and delivery of the highest standards.

The ideal background will have seen you working a FMCG / Continuous Production industry, where Health and Safety is paramount.

If that sounds like you, this could be the position you’ve been looking for!

What you’ll be doing as Plant Fitter

  • Carry out planned and scheduled mechanical maintenance checks on a range of production machinery including; conveyors, silos, bulk handling equipment, pneumatics, hydraulics and pumps etc.
  • React to emergency breakdowns
  • Machinery inspections
  • Be involved in root cause analysis of machinery performance investigating ongoing and repeat maintenance / production issues
  • Ensuring maintenance records are kept up to date.
  • What we’re looking for in a Plant Fitter

  • An apprentice trained HNC / D qualified Mechanical Fitter
  • Experience of working in a FMCG continuous manufacturing environment
  • Shows a positive attitude to safety and the environment within the workplace.
  • Computer literate, with good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience of root cause analysis and Continuous Improvement projects
  • What can we offer?

    A competitive salary and a staggering benefits package that includes; owning Company shares, discounts for retailers, support helplines, cycle to work scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent pension and life assurance, enhanced maternity benefits, subsidized healthcare, free on site car-parking and subsidized canteen.

    We are an inclusive employer and keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

    We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions.

    We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

    So, we are on a mission to make Saint-Gobain inclusive and accessible to all, with role models for you to look up to and learn from, no matter who you are!

    The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business.

    We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role.

    We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

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