Mechanical Fitter

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20219376

Job details


Portsmouth International Port

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£25,481 - £29,577 Per Annum

Closing date

18 April 2021


Salary: Band 7 £25,481 – £29,577 (plus allowances £39,771 – £45,611)

Hours: 47.5 hours per week on average, 07:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday. Plus callout one week in four, covering evenings weekends and public holidays

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

Portsmouth City Council controls all its maritime activities through the Port Service.

Portsmouth International Port (PIP) comprises the Cruise & Ferry Port (CFP), Flathouse and Albert Johnson Quays and the Camber. 

As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what’s important so that we make a real and positive difference.  Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they reflect how you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations.

Your New Role

You will work within the TSG structure of the Portsmouth International Port (PIP) maintenance team providing mechanical fitting, turning and welding skills on a range of works.  You will be responsible to the Maintenance & Facilities Manager (M&FM).

What you need to succeed

You will have served a recognised mechanical engineering apprenticeship, and ideally also have a BTEC in Mechanical Engineering (or similar / equivalent) qualification.  You will also have a sound knowledge of and perform the functions specified by the Planned Maintenance System (PMS) for checking and reporting of defects on items of PIP operational equipment and major assets.

You will be able to carry out minor works with an emphasis on mechanical fitting, welding, Hydraulics and pneumatics. You will also be capable of working from engineering drawings.

You will also participate in the TSG “On Call” roster team for one week in four and also provide additional cover during periods of sickness absence and other unforeseen absences within the group.

This is a physically demanding role, and you must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces as well as outdoors in all weathers

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to submit a CV, please consider attaching a covering letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon. 

All employees and third parties working at the Portsmouth International Port are subject to a Substance Misuse – Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy and the Port reserves the right to carry out with cause and random testing.

It is now standard practice for the Port to conduct Drug & Alcohol testing at the pre-employment stage. This will be conducted prior to starting wherever possible.