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Experimental Technician | Manual Machinist & Fitter

Ref no. BHN557519
Location Rainham, Medway, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Sponsorship not offered for this role.

Key skills required for this role

Manual Machinist, MIG, TIG


Sponsorship is not offered for this position

Job description

Experimental Manufacturing Technician (Manual Machinist & Fitter)

Gillingham, Kent

Position Overview
To be able to use standard manual workshop machines to produce components to supplied drawings.

To be able to assemble engine rigs for in house testing.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To follow department work requests
  • To provide clear status on task progress and workload
  • To participate in team meetings as applicable

Responsibilities (Functional)

  • To carry out engineering tasks using manually operated machines and hand tools.
  • To use a variety of measuring equipment.
  • To conduct front line maintenance and basic fault diagnosis within the limits of training on equipment used.
  • Designing and manufacturing of fabricated components using Gas, MIG, TIG, Plasma cutting sheet cutter and bending equipment
  • Stripping, rebuilding, and modifying prototype diesel engines
  • Fitting various fuel injection equipment to engine, including, pumps, injectors, low pressure fuel systems and high-pressure common rail systems.

Job Authorities


  • Ability to understand engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to understand GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing)
  • Ability to utilise a variety of manufacturing and assembly techniques.
  • Ability to use a variety of measuring techniques and types of equipment.


  • Familiar with use of CAD models/ Solid Works or similar.
  • Good IT skills e.g., Microsoft Office
  • Ability to use and program CNC machining centres.


  • Trust builder
  • Team player
  • Results driver
  • Decision maker
  • Culture carrier
  • Effective communicator

Experience & Qualifications

  • Apprenticeship or experience in an Engineering related discipline; Mechanical, software, electronics, etc.
  • Educated to B Tec Level 3 / NVQ Level 3, HNC or other Engineering qualification
  • A good understanding of engineering principles and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative with minimum supervision
  • A high degree of motivation to achieve company aims
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels


  • GibbsCAM CAD/CAM software or similar PC-based computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools.
  • Experienced in the manufacture to high precision tolerances.
  • Data collection to qualify products / components as part of a quality system.


  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Long service holiday (if applicable)
  • Working hours are 37 each week (Double Days)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Dental plan
  • Onsite parking
  • Staff discount with selected retails + wellbeing platforms
  • Discounted gym membership at Roko
  • On Site Gym (£10 per Month)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Friendly working environment
  • Relocation package of up to £6,000 (Subject to Criteria)

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