Company: Jacobs
Skills: Fitter / Turner, Mechanical Technician
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Birchwood, United Kingdom

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good.

With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed -today and into tomorrow.

Jacobs is a global leader in the delivery of projects, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets.

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Fitter, to be based at Birchwood Park, Warrington. The vacancy is to support our Materials Science & Structural Integrity laboratories, which feature equipment operating at high temperatures and pressures. These facilities deliver a diverse range of services, mostly in support of the nuclear industry and associated markets.

Responsibilities of the role include:
• Providing a wide range of practical mechanical support and pipefitting, including high pressure pipework (Swagelock)
• Working safely, in accordance with risk assessments and permit to work systems
• Providing on-demand service to project and laboratory managers, ranging from maintaining, fault finding and repairing existing plant and equipment, to manufacturing components and specimens, and building new test rigs
• Ensuring your work complies with project documentation
• Completion of tasks to time, cost and quality to meet both internal and external customer requirements
• Provide advice on technical, safety and operational aspects based on knowledge of plant and equipment, including pressure systems and test rigs with moving parts
• Safety should always be the first priority for any tasks undertaken.

Due to the nature of the work being undertaken, security clearance will be required prior to commencement of employment.


The successful candidate will have the following:
• Time-served apprenticeship (or equivalent experience) completed in a relevant discipline
• A strong commitment to safety
• Experience in fabricating, installing and modifying high pressure pipework. Swagelock training and experience would be highly beneficial.
• Competence in the use of a wide range of tools, which may periodically involve use of a lathe and welding equipment
• Experience of working in accordance with risk assessments and undertaking point of work risk assessments.
• Experience of working with permit to work systems
• Experience of hands-on mechanical fitting is essential, and applicants must have excellent practical skills and experience
• Problem solving skills and a positive, proactive and enthusiastic approach to delivering to tight deadlines
• Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team
• Ability to identify, assess and address potential safety hazards associated with duties
• A willingness to question other members of the team and lab staff to learn more about laboratory operations and tasks
• Possession of current lifting, rigging and fork lift truck driving certificates is not essential but is desirable
• HNC qualification is beneficial but not essential

Candidates with a variety of levels of experience will be considered and training will be provided as appropriate.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.