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Mobile Mechanical Plant Fitter - Bathgate Depot

Mobile Mechanical Plant Fitter - Bathgate Depot

Mobile Mechanical Plant Fitter, based at our Bathgate Depot in Scotland.

About Buckhurst

Buckhurst Plant Hire was established in 1993 by the Walsh family. From our humble beginnings in a small yard with only a handful of machines, the company has grown phenomenally in size since then. Buckhurst, with an annual turnover of £18 million, is now operating from several depots across the UK with over 3000 pieces of machinery and plant.

Buckhurst now employs over 80 dedicated people across our depots and field-based roles, while working hard to retain that small business family feel from the early ’90s.

What’s it like to work for us you ask?

We are a very down-to-earth and fun bunch at Buckhurst and every depot has its own personality and culture.

Everyone has an important role to play within this family-run business, whereby you’re not just a number and you’re expected to roll your sleeves up and “muck in” so to speak, so you may need a pair of wellies in our plant yards!

Role: Mobile Mechanical Fitter for Plant Equipment

Outline of responsibilities: The principal role of the mobile fitter/mechanic is to repair, service, and inspect plant and equipment around the UK with occasional overnights.

This includes equipment from manufacturers such as Takeuchi, JCB, Komatsu, Doosan, John Deere, New Holland, Terex, Hamm, Ammann, and Indeco.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Repair and locate faults with equipment in line with manufacturer recommendations and in a timely fashion to ensure minimum downtime.
  • Service equipment in line with manufacturer recommendations.
  • Carry out PUWER and LOLER inspections for all equipment.
  • Follow the procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with our ISO 9001 quality management system.
  • You may be required to carry out servicing or repairs on customer job sites from time to time.

The professional experience we would like you to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience in a similar role, at least 3 years
  • Dealership training (manufacturers listed above)
  • Understanding of engines, hydraulic systems, and electrical systems
  • Checkable references and qualifications

Some of the skills you will have:

  • A professionally recognised qualification in plant maintenance and repair
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A full UK driving license
  • Worked on excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and rollers

What’s in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries in the industry and treat our staff fairly and as individual people - we really look after you. We don’t hold anyone back and there are many examples of employee promotions within the business and a lot of our employees have been with us many years. We like to train and develop our staff to get the best from them and in return for your hard work and commitment we provide a safe, fun, relaxed and flexible work environment for you to succeed.

Job Type: Full time, permanent.

Salary: £34,000.00 - £36,500.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • You will be provided with a van and mobile phone.


  • 10-hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Quarterly bonus

    Interested in hearing more and coming to join the family? If so, please apply on Indeed.

    Send your CV to:, or contact Graham Rowan by email at