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Mechanical Technician

  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £16 - £18 per hour + +, DOE per hour
  • Job Type:Temporary

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: General Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Contact: Hannah Shirtliffe
  • Contact Email: hannah.shirtliffe@metalis.co.uk
  • Duration: 12 Wk Contract
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 31 May 2024
  • Job Ref: J1882_1714576807

Job Role: Mechanical Technician (Contract)
Location: Bedfordshire
Shift: Contract, 37 hrs per week
Salary: TBC - DOE


Metalis are working with a prestigious Engineering company based in Bedfordshire. They are well known for their advanced ultra-precision Machining. They are a longstanding company, and due to an expanding order book, they are in search for a Mechanical Technician (12 week contract) to join their team.


Job Role:

  • The Mechanical Technician will work as part of a multi-skilled team and be responsible for a wide range of tasks in the build and assembly of high precision special purpose machinery at the site in Bedfordshire.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic machine connections, and the ability to interpret and assemble to drawing.
  • Build of ultra-precision machine tools and sub-assemblies, with confidence in the use of micron and arc second data.
  • Alignment of machine components.
  • Problem-solving and fault-finding in a logical and methodical manner.

Desirable Knowledge:

  • Use of manual machine shop equipment for part manufacture and modification, such as:
  • Milling machine
  • Lathe
  • Surface grinder
  • Trained in the use of overhead cranes, lifting and slinging.
  • Understanding of special devices and systems such as optical and inductive measuring systems.
  • Understanding of machine metrology systems.
  • Understanding of machine calibration methods and adjustments (e.g. laser alignment, talyvels, straight edges, etc.).

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant Engineering qualification in a Mechanical discipline, e.g. HNC/HND, C&G, BTEC, etc., or higher, or proven experience within the machine tool industry.
  • Self-driven individual with a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Full UK driving licence and Passport to be able to travel to customer sites in the UK and overseas.



If you feel that you have the right background for the opportunity, then please apply with your CV. Any successful applicants will be contacted by Hannah to run over the company and vacancy in greater detail.