Experimental Technician | Manual Machinist & Fi

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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Contract Type
27 days holiday + bank holidays
Expiry Date
28/10/2023 10:58:00
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