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Mechanical Technician

  • Location: Bedford
  • Salary: Up to £40000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 29 days ago

Job Title: Mechanical Technician

Location: Bedfordshire, UK

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Job Role: Metalis are working with a highly respected company that specialises in the design and manufacture of ultra-precision machine tools and systems. The Mechanical Technician will work as part of a multi-skilled team responsible for a wide range of tasks in the build, assembly, test, and development of high precision special purpose machinery and test equipment at the site in Bedfordshire. This role also requires travel to customer sites worldwide for machine installation, upgrades, and service support.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver new machine build and R&D projects in line with the schedule.
  • Liaise effectively with project teams on a technical level.
  • Complete regular site reports/visit reports, time sheets, and other documentation as required when at customer sites.
  • Maintain effective communication with all stakeholders.
  • Exhibit a positive image of the company.
  • Collaborate with staff to continuously improve the services provided for our customers.
  • Assist with commissioning ultra-precision machine tools.
  • Assist with set-up and error correction of ultra-precision machine tools.
  • Adhere to Values and Directives, especially maintaining the highest standards of health and safety.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as requested.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Relevant Engineering qualification in a mechanical discipline (e.g., HNC/HND, C&G, BTEC) 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.
  • Logical and methodical problem-solving and fault-finding skills.
  • Proficient with basic software packages such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Full UK driving licence and passport for travel to customer sites in the UK and overseas.
  • Willingness to work additional hours as required by the customer and ability to work outside the UK for prolonged periods (e.g., up to 6 weeks).
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces as required.
  • Able to manage own time and meet tight deadlines.

Specialist Skills:

Use of manual machine shop equipment for part manufacture and modification, such as:

  • Milling machine
  • Lathe
  • Surface grinder
  • Forklift licence (minimum B1, preferable B2 also).
  • Trained in the use of overhead cranes, lifting and slinging.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret, and manufacture from mechanical component drawings.
  • Understanding of detailed assembly drawings and the ability to assemble components to drawing.
  • In-depth knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and drawings, with the ability to interpret, assemble, and fault find.
  • Understanding of complex mechanical systems and components with the ability to undertake complex mechanical tasks.
  • Experience in building ultra-precision machine tools and systems, with confidence in using micron and arc second data.
  • Proficiency in scraping full machine beds and guideways to micron tolerances.
  • Understanding of special devices and systems such as optical and inductive measuring systems.
  • Knowledge of machine metrology systems and machine calibration methods and adjustments (e.g., laser alignment, talyvels, straight edges, etc.).
  • Ability to measure critical machine features, interpret the results, and correct as required (e.g., measuring a linear rail surface with Talyvel/Laser Optics and interpreting the results for corrective scraping).

Desirable Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with Nanoroll and EcoR diamond turning machines and customers.
  • Familiarity with OGM and TTG grinding machine range and customers.

Salary: £40,000pa
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time