Machinist/Mechanical Fitter



Machinist/Mechanical Fitter

A vacancy has arisen here at Lerwick Engineering and Fabrication Ltd for an experienced Machinist to become a part of our team.

This position will be based in the engineering workshops, and requires the ability to work as part of a team and also independently. This is a permanent role.

Consideration will also be given to potential candidates who have welding and fabrication experience.


Essential skills required:

  • Experience using Lathe & Milling machines to tolerances as required
  • Experience reading/interpreting engineering drawings
  • Experience in strip down/rebuilding of various types of plant/equipment or parts thereof
  • Experience in maintenance planning/carrying out maintenance of varied plant/equipment
  • Ability to follow instructions and work to tight timeframes
  • Ensure that Health, Safety, Environmental, Quality management systems are followed
  • Have a pro-active approach to all tasks carried out and demonstrate a can-do attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence


Preferable skills but not essential:

  • Experience in welding processes such as TIG, MIG, SMAW/MMA
  • Experience in interpreting fabrication drawings and fabrication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


The above position carries very competitive rates of pay and benefits along with a generous holiday entitlement.

To apply please telephone or email L/E/F on 01595 692349 or for an application form to submit along with CV and cover letter.