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Workshop Fitter/Engineer - Bathgate Depot

Workshop Fitter/Engineer - Bathgate Depot

Workshop Fitter/Mechanic, based at our Bathgate, Edinburgh Depot.

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 £15 million, is now operating from several depots across the UK with over 3000 pieces of machinery and plant.

Buckhurst now employs over 100 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?

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.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, so amongst the hard work, we have a lot of banter, staff socials, celebrations, etc.

Role: Workshop Fitter/Engineer

Outline of responsibilities:

The principal role of the mobile fitter/engineer 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 & 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 our PUWER & LOLER inspections on all equipment.
  • Follow the procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with our ISO 9001 quality management system.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • 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 & organizational skills
  • A full UK driving license
  • Worked on excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and rollers, etc.

    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. A lot of our employees have been with us for 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.

    You will be provided with a van & mobile phone.

    You will receive 28 days holiday, including bank holidays.

    Job Type: Full time, permanent.

    Salary: From £30,000 per year


    • Company pension
    • On-site parking
    • Bonus scheme


    • 10-hour shift
    • Monday to Friday

      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

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