Mechanical Craftsperson - Cranes

Date: 23 Mar 2024

Location: Shotton, North West including North Wales, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Craft - Cranes

Department: Crane Maintenance Team

Location: Shotton (CH5)

Salary: £33,477 - £36,651 + Bonus

Closing Date: Sunday 14th April 2024


At Tata Steel UK, we’re more than just a steel company. Our diverse team is our core strength, and we’re on the lookout for skilled individuals who can enhance our crane maintenance operations with their expertise.


Are you adept at maintaining overhead cranes to peak operational standards?

Do you have innovative ideas to advance the field of crane mechanics?


If yes, join our Tata Steel Colors division in Shotton, where you’ll be part of a global enterprise with a rich 50-year history in crafting pre-finished steel products. Your role will involve working with machinery that’s integral to a wide range of industries, including home appliances, construction, and more.


Your Role:

You will oversee the mechanical upkeep, overhaul, and repair of our crane equipment, ensuring high-level bay maintenance. Your hands-on approach will also extend to general production line maintenance during downtime.



  • Uphold Health, Safety, and Environmental standards in compliance with our IMS procedures and PPE guidelines.
  • Conduct preventive and corrective maintenance on Overhead Travelling Cranes.
  • Perform high-quality mechanical repairs based on existing schematics within set timelines.
  • Contribute to the design and production of spare parts for cranes.
  • Engage in the refurbishment of current machinery.
  • Actively participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives, enhancing safety and cleanliness within the Crane Maintenance Team.
  • Perform additional duties in Workshops, auxiliary plants, and during downshifts as needed.
  • Conduct Zone Safety audits and Risk assessments in accordance with our Safety Sub Plan.



We’re seeking a seasoned fitter with substantial experience in the steel or construction industry. Possession of an NVQ level 3 in Mechanical Engineering would be advantageous.


We Value:

  • Exceptional communication abilities.
  • Teamwork within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Strong risk assessment skills and the confidence to address safety concerns.


For further details or a casual chat, reach out to:



What we can offer you

Tata Steel UK offers their employees significant benefits packages. For this role, you will benefit from:


  • A market competitive salary
  • 35 days holidays per annum
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Annual Bonus Scheme – subject to business performance
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)


We also have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including free onsite parking at all of our sites, an employee assistance programme as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services.

Employee discount scheme for companies including Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and also various local services



Why us?

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top 10 steel producers. The combined group has an annual aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 33 million tonnes with approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.


Sustainability is at the very heart of what we do and we are dedicated to managing our operations responsibly and to continuously improving our performance. Innovating for tomorrow, making a positive impact today.


Tata Steel in the UK is committed to our ambition of reducing energy consumption and to becoming a carbon neutral steelmaker by 2045, to find out more about our journey click here Stoves cooking less carbon – YouTube


To learn more about who we are and what we can offer our future employees, please click on the link to watch the following video: Tata Steel – A place you can thrive – YouTube 

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