Mechanical Technician

  • Location

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Marine and Shipbuilding

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  • Salary:

    £10.50 - £15.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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Purpose of job:

To produce/integrate products in line with drawings/specification

Role Overview:

Accountable to the Team Leader, the Mechanical Technician will be responsible for a variety of production tasks over a wide product range. He/she will be responsible for the manufacture and test of a variety of products and assist in the implementation of processes and tooling/test equipment to support reliable and cost-effective manufacturing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out or support prototyping and first build activity and prepare products for the transfer to production
  • Manufacture and integration of a variety of multi discipline products in accordance with engineering specifications and instructions
  • Set up & operate workshop equipment, including milling machines, lathes, pillar drills etc
  • Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Communicating errors in drawings or assembly to the Production Engineers/Team Leaders
  • Assist with the implementation of lean manufacturing systems
  • Adhere to control processes to achieve conforming product
  • Complete paperwork in accordance with quality & contractual requirements ensuring materials & product traceability
  • Communicate manufacturing failures and process improvement ideas to Team leader
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping standards in areas of activity
  • Follow company procedures on ESD compliance
  • Be aware and compliant with Environmental, Health & Safety requirements
  • Appropriate training will be provided to be able to perform the various manufacturing operations

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required:

  • An experience time served apprentice or qualified to at least HNC/HND level and has worked in a multi-disciplined manufacturing or production environment for at least 3 years
  • Able to read/generate mechanical drawings
  • Have a good practical experience of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose and fault find on electro/mechanical equipment
  • Slinging/mechanical lifting experience would be an advantage
  • Understands the principles and need for production control documentation and traceability
  • Able to trace faults in end product and identify production inefficiencies and suggest solutions
  • Possess a working knowledge of ISO 9000 requirements in a production environment


  • Meeting sometimes challenging timescales, work as part of a team to reliably deliver a range of products to production quality, on time and to budget with minimum wastage

Key accountabilities:

  • Directly reports to the area team leader
  • As a pre-requisite must work as part of a small team supporting all members in achieving both quality of product and meeting customer delivery dates

Behavioural requirements:

  • Good planning and organisation
  • effective communicator
  • self-motivated
  • flexible
  • ability to analyse
  • creative
  • good judgement
  • ability to influence
  • shows initiative
  • team player.

**Candidates must hold or be able to achieve the required level of security clearance**