Workshop and Assembly Technician – High Performance Engineering

negotiable dependent on experience   |    Permanent   |    High Performance Engineering

Bicester

Posted 28th November 2019

KW Special Projects Ltd requires a multi-skilled experienced workshop technician to work with the engineering team in this ambitious and growing high performance engineering business.  We are looking for someone with a “can do” attitude and strong lateral thinking skills who can run the workshop day to day getting involved in the assembly of a wide range of projects.

About KWSP

KWSP operates within the high-performance engineering sector – designing, manufacturing and supplying complete solutions.

Evolved out of its sister company KW Motorsport, KWSP provides services to meet the rapid growth in demand for a non-conventional approach to the integration of new processes and technologies into high performance engineering and manufacturing. 

Our capabilities include

  • High Performance Engineering (including Performance Sports Engineering)
  • Motorsport projects
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Lightweight structures and composites
  • Industrial Inkjet
  • High Performance Engineering project management
  • Special purpose machine design and manufacture

About the role

You will run the workshop’s day to day activities. 

We work on a diverse range of projects in many sectors– from motorsport to special purpose machine building.  The main focus of this role would be to oversee the assembly and upkeep of our car build programme however we develop a range of R&D prototypes for a host of engineering customers and the successful candidate would be involved in the assembly of these prototypes. 

The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively with engineers and suppliers and have an excellent set of practical skills and experience in this field.  A background (+ 5 years) in one of the following sectors is required – motorsport, automotive, prototype development, military R&D technician and R&D technicians.

Specifically, the role will involve;

  • Managing and conducting all workshop build activates
  • Mechanical build and assembly for various projects
  • Experience with composite and advanced engineering materials (hands on manufacturing processes)
  • Ability to interrogate engineering drawings
  • Communication with engineering team on daily basis
  • Implementing and improving best practice processes
  • Exceptional attention to detail – projects are subject to arenas with the highest scrutiny
  • Ability to coach apprentices and junior engineers in terms of workshop practice/processes
  • Overseeing the management of the stores
  • Stock control of materials
  • Ownership of health and Safety in the workshop

– Electrical build experience desirable

Person Specification: Core competencies and experience.

 The successful applicant must be;

  • Self-motivated and Self-Starter
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Able to take ownership of their work environment
  • Experienced in building prototype and test assemblies and working accurately to drawings.
  • Flexible as to sector and project types
  • Ability to prioritise work and multitasking a wide range of deadlines and projects
  • Able to demonstrate an excellent attention to detail
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to quality and meeting customer requirements
  • Have a flexible approach to work and hours

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@kwspecialprojects.com.  In your covering letter please provide examples to demonstrate you have the competencies, skills and experiences referred to in the Person Specification section.

Deadline for applications Monday 23rd December 2019

 

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