Workshop Fitter (Small Tools) – Rochester

Are you an experienced fitter? Are you looking for a better work-life balance? Do you want to join a well-established company with a professional, engaging and supportive culture?

If so, this role is a great opportunity for someone with lots of experience with electrical and mechanical machinery, looking for a stable and permanent role.

The Hireman is an independent tool hire company providing construction equipment services to professional contractors working in London and the Home Counties. Established in 1985, we have a successful 39-year track record, and we pride ourselves on going out of our way to help our customers. Operating from four strategically located depots in Canning Town, Wembley, Croydon and Rochester we currently employ 100 people, and have plans to grow the business substantially over the next ten years.

What will I be doing?

Working in our brand-new depot in Kent you will be part of a depot-based workshop team. You will have responsibility for fault-finding, repairs and maintenance of a wide range of electrical and mechanical machinery, including:

  • 110V and cordless power tools (breakers, grinders, nail guns)
  • 110V/240V site equipment (dehumidifiers, lights, dust extractors)
  • 2-stroke and petrol equipment (cut-off saws, mixers, power floats)
  • Diesel plant (generators, pumps, pressure washers)
  • Air tools (picks, scabblers, road-towable compressors)
  • Hydraulic equipment (power packs, pallet trucks, jacks)
  • Mechanical equipment (chain blocks, material lifts, access platforms)


What do I need?

You will have previous experience working with diesel engines, petrol engines (including two-stroke), hydraulics, pneumatics and/or electrics.

You may also have relevant or similar experience of working with any of the following: power tools, plant (e.g., diggers, dumpers, rollers), powered access, generators, pumps, lifting equipment (e.g. forklifts, hoists), cranes, sweepers, haulage lorries, agricultural maintenance, scooters.

We are also looking for someone with the following attributes:

  • A good work ethic with honesty and integrity
  • Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Well organised and able to multi-task
  • A positive and practical attitude to problem solving


What are we offering you?

  • Starting salary from £30,000 per annum (depending on experience and reviewed regularly)
  • Monthly bonus scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • An enhanced contributory workplace pension scheme
  • 28 days’ annual leave, including bank holidays, rising to 33 days after five full years’ service
  • Working hours of 7.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Company workwear, including PPE
  • Fresh fruit, snacks, and drinks in the depot
  • Free equipment loans and staff discount on purchases
  • Staff voucher schemes, such as cycle to work and eye tests
  • Regular social events including annual summer and Christmas parties
  • A turkey at Christmas (or other seasonal gift)
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