Mechanical Build Technician

Job Type:
Job reference:
16 days ago

Role: Mechanical Build Technician
Duration: 12 months
Rate: £35-£40/hour Umbrella only
Location: Bristol, BS34 7JU

Inside IR35

Job description:
The ideal candidate would be a technician, with a focus on precision quality & build procedures, which require attention to detail. Most build work will be small and quite detailed.
A problem-solving mindset and great communication skills with the engineers and ops staff around them would enable the technician to be a valued team member for the duration of contract.
Experience working with a variety of metrology techniques would stand the candidate in good stead to learn new procedures, the majority of which are developed in house.
Experience reading engineering documentation and drawings a necessity and feeding back improvements to documentation desired.

Key responsibilities:

  • Precision mechanical/electrical builds to technical drawing.
  • Quality Assurance - identify defects in optics assemblies.
  • Kitting parts for build against drawing.
  • Build / improvement of test rigs, working closely with design engineers to leverage rapid prototyping (3D Printing, laser cutting, modular lab-build kits).
  • Running rudimentary software scripts for test rigs.
  • QA incoming mechanical parts against drawing.
  • Documenting build / QA procedures.
  • Receiving goods-in & organizing shipments for goods out.
  • Supporting good workshop culture

Skills / experience

  • HNC or higher, or equivalent in technical discipline
  • Ability to understand engineering documentation & drawings.
  • Experience assembling in accordance with technical drawings.
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Knowledge and experience of mechanical part inspection
  • Experience working on procedures which are governed by ISO 9000 standards. (batch control / traceability)
  • Flexible, problem-solving mindset.
  • Familiarity or interest in programming basics.


  • Experience handling optical assemblies.
  • Experience using machine tools (pillar drill, lathe).
  • Experience making coding in Python
  • Member of a professional body (MEIT, IMechE)

To apply please send your CVs in the first instance

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