Van Lining Fitters - Refrigerated Conversions

Van Lining Fitters - Refrigerated Conversions

Van Lining Fitters - Refrigerated Conversions

Posted: 14/12/2018

Position: Permanent

Who will you be working for?

CoolKit has grown rapidly, in recent years and is now widely recognised as the foremost specialist in products for temperature controlled distribution. As such it is the largest converter of refrigerated vans in the UK, focussing on vehicles used by the pharmaceuticals, foodservice, catering and analytical testing industries.

Following major investment, CoolKit currently employs more than 90 people. In 2017, they produced more than 1,250 temperature controlled vehicle conversions, but new contracts recently won will see this number growing.

Acknowledged by many within their industry as the best, CoolKit has won many accolades, awards and accreditations. During the last twelve months alone, awards include Best Refrigerated Van (TCS&D Awards), Best Van Innovation (Vans A2Z), Manufacturing Business of the Year and Business of the Year (Lancashire Chamber of Commerce BIBA Awards) and Manufacturing Excellence Award (Burnley Business Awards).

The company mission is simply to be recognised by all as a progressive, innovative and favourable company to deal with – valuing trust, quality and service above all else.

It is well known that Coolkit is a great company to work for, having achieved the Investors in People Standard and by continually investing in the training and development of all its’ people.

What Skills do you need?

Experience in Manufacturing Joinery, for example with experience of working in a fitting or fabricating environment;

Candidates with experience of working on commercial vehicles (LCV/LGV) or in coachbuilding are particulary welcome;

Close attention to instructions, detail and high quality of finish;

Competent using air and battery powered tools including drill, riveter, jigsaw, circular saw, reciprocating saw, angle grinder, together with competence using hand tools including knives, sealant application guns and hand saws.

What will you be doing?

  • Assembling vehicle insulating kits which have been fabricated from GRP & PVC sheet and XPS insulated boards, using polyurethane sealants, expanding PU foam & fixings including rivets.

In addition other tasks include:

Some General Purpose resin and gel coat application;

Trim fitting techniques including use of contact adhesives;

Using solvents including white spirit, acetone and foam gun cleaner ;

Vehicle cutting and drilling in preparation for receiving refrigeration units ;

Vehicle electrical wiring basics (loom extensions etc.);

Occasional metal fabrication (working principally with aluminium and stainless steel).

Other useful capabilities:


FLT Licence

Licensed driver (LCV)

Communication Skills


Fibreglass or moulding experience.

A successful candidate will be:

Capable of learning quickly from training

Willing to follow instructions

Reliable, punctual, honest and self-motivated

Always considering health and safety for themselves and those around you

Willing and able to work reasonable overtime as and when required to do so

Experienced candidates are ideal - but training will be given.

What will you earn?

Attractive hourly rates ranging from £8.00 to £10.00 are available to start, fully dependant on proven experience, skills and successful probation period.

Overtime is regularly available at a minimum of time and a half rate.

Working hours

The position is full time, Mon -Thurs 7.15am – 4.00pm and Fri 7:15am – 11:45am.

How to apply?

Apply in writing by describing why you are the best candidate for the job and by sending your CV to