'Large enough to cope small enough to care'


Gilks (Nantwich) Ltd Nantwich CW5


Are you an experienced Plumber/Pipe Fitter with a strong understanding of mechanical building services installations? If so, read on…

Our Company

Gilks have provided electrical and mechanical installation, maintenance, test and inspection services to customers nationally since 1962, and we’ve built a solid reputation based on trust and innovation. Our contracted work extends to NHS sites, schools, care homes and even military bases, and although our client base is extensive, we’re proud to say that we’re still small enough to care.

We’ve never lost sight of the importance of the collaborative efforts of our team that drives our business forward. That’s why a career with us is a two-way relationship: we reward talented people, and our high staff retention is testimony to how we value each employee.

We invest significantly into training and developing both new and experienced talent.

The Role – Plumber

Working in sites around the North West and Midlands, you will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of services by delivering planned and reactive maintenance to an agreed programme, budget, and quality within the company’s operational targets.

Your duties will include:

  • Carrying out planned installation and maintenance including plant rooms, schools, offices and hospitals.
  • Assisting sub-contractors where necessary, monitoring repairs, or providing assistance where required.
  • Inspections, troubleshooting and repairs to mechanical plant
  • Installation of plant and components such as, boilers, pumps, valves etc.
  • Installation pipework to include safe isolation of systems repairs and modification.
  • To carry out repairs within communal areas to radiators, valves, and pipework.
  • To have knowledge of communal ventilation systems and ability to carry out the necessary maintenance and repair of these systems.
  • To have knowledge of cold-water booster systems, operation, and repair.

Our Requirements 

  • In date CSCS card, NVQ L2 & L3 in heating and ventilation OR L2 & L3 in plumbing.
  • Commercial gas qualified preferred.
  • Experience as a suitably qualified Mechanical Engineer working in commercial and domestic premises.
  • Plumbing and pipework skills, copper, steel including pipe threading and mechanical pressing where required.
  • Understanding of heating, hot water and ventilation systems.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Superb attention to detail, with drive to succeed and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • A full UK driving licence

Although not essential, domestic gas, IPAF, PASMA, Unvented & Vented (G3), and Water Regs qualifications would be advantageous.

The Package

  • Pay rate up to £19 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Permanent contract, working Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm – paid 42.5 hours per week
  • Opportunity for overtime available.
  • 32 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Company van and fuel card
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee benefits and discount scheme
  • Employee wellbeing support including free 24/7 counselling and legal information
  • Endless career development and progression opportunities, with full training and support

More About us

Gilks is part of The Ethikos Group, made up of an expert team of people who have been evolving businesses since 2017, with an impressive track record of improving profit performance, streamlining efficiencies, and promoting growth.

All applications for this Plumber role are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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