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Machine Assembly Fitters

Scarab Sweepers are looking to recruit 4 x Machine Assembly Fitters to help meet the growing demands of our Business.

Scarab Sweepers is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single and twin-engine road sweepers, based in our facility in Marden, Kent. Scarab offer a wide range of truck-mounted sweeping solutions - with a variety of body sizes, drive types and alternative fuel solutions such as CNG - to suit the varied needs of our customers. Scarab believes in the importance of promoting and supporting all staff through the creation of a positive and pro-active culture with regard to wellbeing and development within the workplace. Through the Company values of Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Recognition and Quality we support each other to achieve our common goals and deliver a quality product to our Customers.

Our Machine Assembly Fitters build and produce quality Kits and Sweepers, while ensuring that the methods used to complete a product are lean, efficient and safe. This role will involve standing for long periods, working on large assemblies sometimes using access steps, working inside the chassis or laying underneath, all within H&S regulations. Individuals will be required to position components using cranes or lifting equipment before bolting into place.

Main Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • To fit and assemble fabricated parts or subassemblies
  • To be able to set up hydraulic and electrical systems including pressure testing
  • To install Hydraulic and Pneumatic pipes and lines
  • To install valves, pumps and motors
  • To ensure the cable tying of hoses is completed neatly
  • To complete electrical tasks such as laying, connecting and securing wiring looms
  • To complete fault diagnosis and ensuring basic checks are complete on all electronic installs
  • To be able to dismantle faulty assemblies and repair or replace defective parts
  • To ensure accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies.
  • To be able to understand and fit fixings, i.e. nuts and bolts, hydraulic adaptors and fittings, electrical plugs and terminals
  • To be able to use and adapt to air tools or socket sets
  • To be able to lift and set large and awkward components
  • To provide support with design/ development tasks through the use of Engineer change notes


The Successful Candidate will ideally have:

  • A technical apprenticeship or equivalent training
  • Experience of working on commercial vehicles or construction equipment
  • A good working knowledge of electrics, pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Be practically minded or have an interest in mechanics
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly
  • Good practical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • Good time management

As an employee of Scarab, you’ll enjoy benefits such as 25 days Annual Leave, Healthshield Scheme, Length of Service Awards plus a Contributory Pension and Life Assurance scheme. We also offer non-contractual flexi-time and Overtime as and when required. Scarab actively look to encourage Learning & and Development to give you the skills you need to be at your best and progress in your role.

Scarab Sweepers is committed to equal opportunities and understands the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce. We do not tolerate any harassment or discrimination towards any of our candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.