Title                            :           SKILLED FITTER 

Reporting to            :           Production Manager



Hughes Pumps manufacturers a highly specialised range of 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.

This position has very varied duties, too many to mention in this short document. The key to this position is having a good, rounded engineering background with knowledge in a variety of engineering fields (high pressure pump experience would be ideal but not essential).


General Responsibilities:

  • Assembling pumps from start to finish, taking responsibility for the complete build. Each taking between 8 to 20 hours
  • Preparing for & 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
  • Modifications to fabrications etc. during assembly
  • Testing complete pump packages, troubleshooting any start-up issues & monitoring the full test
  • Occasional stripping, inspection & repairing of pumps returned to the factory for overhaul/repair (depending on workload of Service Engineer)


This person requires the following experience/attributes:

  • HNC &/or Apprenticeship in Mechanical 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 some machine shop experience to allow measuring equipment to be used & understanding limits/fits
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Experience in engine maintenance would be ideal but not essential
  • Experience in 3 phase electrics/control panels would be ideal but not essential
  • This person needs to be physically fit, although comprehensive lifting equipment is available, there is a high degree of physical work



  • 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 a regular basis, is not guaranteed, but 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)
  • 3 month trial period


Contact:  Tracy Truan