Our client design and build machinery used for the manufacturing of various products. The work is project based, each machine or production line is designed in house to match the customer specification and built in our workshop. The machines are generally pneumatically operated by solenoid valves with PLC control.
You will assemble parts, sub-assemblies and complete machines with others and with experience, independently. The machines are built to engineering drawings, common sense and with the experience of colleagues. The work requires care to build equipment right first time by understanding the objectives of each element and testing that they are met in each step.
This permanent role is based Surrey. The job involves some customer site working for the installation of these machines. The installation locations are generally UK / France / wider Europe but also USA and elsewhere.
We require someone with good mechanical engineering skills : use of hand tools, drilling, tapping, fitting and some machine tools; Basic turning / milling would be useful.
Knowledge of pneumatics and PLC control systems would be an advantage but working to develop such skills is fine.
You need to problem solving skills and also good communication skills. You must self-check your work to discover problems at every opportunity. A critical eye for such issues is important.
You will be required to travel as part of a team to install machines in the UK and Europe and sometimes further.
You should be able to tell us why you are interested engineering and ideally show some personal interest in mechanics.
If you are interested in being part of a busy team, to apply and develop your skill set for working on varied and challenging machines please apply including a covering letter / note demonstrating why we should consider you for the position. Only apply if you live within reasonable travelling distance.
Job Type: Full-time, permanent. 40hrs per week. 28 day paid holiday.
Salary range : £28,000 – £38,000 depending on skills and experience.