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West Cornforth, County Durham

£ Competitive

We are looking for two Workshop Mechanics to join the expanding company’s Banks Plant Solutions Division based at our Thrislington Workshop in West Cornforth. Reporting to the Workshop Supervisor, you will find your time predominately in the workshop or other associated working area. Your work cycle periods will be driven by planned Key Performance Indicators (KPI) delivery timetables and customer requirements. There would be an occasional requirement to assist and support Field Service Operations on both internal and external customer site locations. This will be done in a safe, efficient and responsible manner to achieve all plant department targets and objectives.

As part of The Banks Group, Banks Plant Solutions benefits from more than 40 years’ experience owning, maintaining and managing a diverse fleet of heavy plant, construction and ancillary equipment.

We employ our ‘maintenance with care’ ethos, thorough high-quality plant maintenance, to a wide range of industries and sectors. We have an experienced and skilled mobile plant and equipment engineering team have extensive experience with many original equipment manufacturers’ machinery including Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, and JCB. Our team regularly work on equipment ranging from large 500 tonne hydraulic excavators to small ancillary plant.


• Competitive salary
• Pension scheme
• Discretionary annual bonus
• Excellent ongoing training programme
• Generous annual leave increasing with length of service, plus public holidays
• Health and wellbeing discounts
• New car discounts with certain dealerships


Applications are invited from candidates who have a minimum of an NVQ Level 3 or higher in plant maintenance or working towards an equivalent qualification.

You must be able to understand and interpret technical diagrams and manuals and have a comprehensive understanding of industry best practices, technical, fault-finding and diagnostic skills. You will have exceptional mechanical knowledge, experience and dexterity, and have excellent attention to detail.

You will be personable, organised and self-disciplined as well as safety and environmentally aware. You will need to be reactive to changing priorities as directed by the management team and a team player capable of delivering excellent results under pressure and to strict deadlines.

You will have strong communication skills and must hold a full driving license. You will be a strong commercial thinker with true commitment to customer service excellence and ideally you will have a basic knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel and understanding of continuous improvement.


• Diesel Engines
• Drive Train Systems
• Hydraulic Systems
• Automotive Electrical Systems
• Off Road / Site Vehicles
• Ancillary Plant
• Tracked Dozers
• Wheel & Tracked Excavators
• Wheel Loaders
• Rigid & Articulated Dump Trucks


The deadline for applications is Friday 5 November 2021.

To apply please send a curriculum vitae and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to: Human Resources, The Banks Group, Inkerman House, St John’s Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL, or by email to:

For further information contact The Banks Group Human Resources Department on 0191 378 6100.

All appointments are subject to references, right to work documentation and a pre commencement medical.
The Banks Group is committed to equality of opportunity.

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