Skilled Fitter
7th July 2021


Reporting to: Production manager



Hughes Pumps manufacturers pumps rated to 3000bar & 375kW (43,500psi & 500hp), used for industrial cleaning, cutting & pumping applications in oil & gas, petrochemical, ship repair, construction, marine & other industries. We are the only manufacturer in the UK of this specialist type of pump.


General Responsibilities

• Assembling/testing pumps from start to finish, taking responsibility for the complete build. Each taking between 8 to 20 hours


• Testing pumps on dedicated test beds driven by variable speed electric motors. Involves fitting comprehensive monitoring equipment to allow close monitoring of the pump during its 3 hour test


• Assembling specialist high pressure control valves & accessories & hydrostatically testing them

• Assembling complete pump packages comprising pumps, diesel engines or electric motors, bespoke control panels/systems, drive couplings, compressed air & hydraulic systems, trailer undergear & acoustic enclosures

• Servicing pumps in the factory when the Service Engineer is not available.

• Willingness to cover for the Service Engineer when on holiday or otherwise occupied would be an advantage. Involves limited UK and overseas travel.



This person requires the following experience/attributes:


• HNC &/or Apprenticeship in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering

• Minimum 5/10 years Engineering experience

• Experience in assembling close tolerance, high value pumps, compressors, engines or other rotating equipment


• Would benefit from having machine shop experience to allow measuring equipment to be used & understanding limits/fits


• Attention to detail is essential

• Ability to identify and resolve issues during assembly/test

• Experience in engine maintenance would be an advantage


• Experience in 3 phase electrics/control panels would be useful but not essential

• This person needs to be physically fit, although comprehensive lifting equipment is available, there is a high degree of physical work

• Experience in customer facing service work would be an advantage



• Hours of work are 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 3.30pm on a Friday (39 hours) with a 30 minute break

• Overtime is available on occasions but is not guaranteed. Staff are expected to work additional hours when required to meet critical deadlines

• Private health care (after qualifying period)

• 25 days holiday


• Profit share (discretionary)


• Workplace pension


• 3 month trial period


• To apply please send your CV to