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Ernest Doe is the UK’s largest agricultural, construction and ground care machinery dealership, turning over £115m per annum from 19 locations across East Anglia and the South East.

We are looking to increase the team due to business needs and require a Welder/Fabricator to join the existing team at our Colchester branch, based in Essex.

Role Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Service Manager, you will be responsible for fabrication and welding (MIG) of bespoke lorry loader cranes.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working in a manual manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of different metals, their reactions and abilities
  • Knowledge of appropriate welding processes
  • It is essential that you can read and work with complex engineering drawings and specifications with minimum supervision
  • May be required to assist repairing hydraulic and electrical faults with the service team
  • The ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Able to work under pressure and to customer demands, including long hours and weekend cover (Rota based)
  • Maintain a good general level of health and fitness
  • Full clean driver’s license
  • Be self-motivated

Additional Information

Start Date:                    Immediate but subject to successful candidates notice period

Location:                       Colchester, Essex, CO2 8HT

Hours:                          39hrs per week – 7:30am to 16:30pm, Monday to Thursday and 7:30am to 15:30pm Friday (1hr unpaid lunch)

Overtime paid at time and a half on completion of 39hrs Monday to Friday

Salary:                         £Competitive, depending upon experience

Contract:                      Permanent, Full time, hourly paid

Benefits:                       24 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays), Company Sick Pay Scheme, Workplace pension, Staff Discount in Country Stores and Death in Service Cover (2 x salary)

Please submit your CV with a covering letter to Craig Abbott, Crane Service Manager. 


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