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Trailer Fitter/Mechanic - Rossendale Depot

Trailer Fitter/Mechanic - Rossendale Depot

We’re recruiting an experienced trailer fitter/mechanic, specialising in maintaining plant trailers, to join our head office.

About Buckhurst Plant Hire

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 as our offering, the company has grown phenomenally in size since then. Buckhurst, with an annual turnover of £15milion, is now operating from several depots across the UK and Scotland with over 2000 pieces of machinery and plant

Buckhurst now employs over 140 dedicated people across our depots and field-based roles, whilst working hard to retain that small business family feel from the early ’90s.

During this time Buckhurst has developed a strong reputation in the industry for supplying quality plant equipment at very competitive prices. We are distinguished by our outstanding levels of customer service and this has underpinned our growth as well as ensuring a loyal customer base who have relied on Buckhurst for their equipment time and time again.

The company has established itself by working to four brand values, these are Reliability, Trust, Outstanding Service, and Local to You.

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: Trailer Fitter/Mechanic

Outline of responsibilities:

The principal role of the fitter/mechanic is to repair and maintain our extensive fleet of plant & agricultural trailers to the highest standards.

This includes equipment from manufacturers such as: Indespension, IFOR Williams, HERBST, Marshall, JPM, Indeco, etc.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Repair & locate faults with equipment in line with manufacturer recommendations and in a timely fashion to ensure minimum downtime.
  • Service equipment inline with the manufacturers' recommendations.
  • Carry our PUWER & LOLER inspections for all equipment.
  • Follow the procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with our ISO9001 quality management system.

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 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 & organizational skills
  • A full UK driving license
  • A good knowledge of fixing plant trailers

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. 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.

You will receive 28 days holiday, including bank holidays.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £12.50-£14.00 per hour

Expected hours: 50 per week


  • On-site parking


  • 10 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Rossendale, BB4 7JA: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Mechanical engineering: 2 years (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

To Apply: Interested in hearing more and coming to join the family?

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