Mechanical Engineer

GBN Kiloforce Ltd
Colchester, Essex
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer on a full time, permanent basis for our manufacturing client based on the South East outskirts of Colchester.

The Role:

  • Carry out repairs and refurbishment of existing machines for re-sale
  • Manufacturing new machines
  • Design of future machines using SolidWorks software
  • Quality Inspection
  • Assembly of machinery
  • Negotiating with suppliers for the purchasing of parts

The Person:

Essential skills

  • Pneumatics or hydraulics experience
  • PLC programming
  • Mechanical Engineering bias, ideally educated to at least HND level
  • Basic engineering machine shop skills with previous experience using lathes, vertical mills and surface grinders
  • Basic electrical knowledge
  • Fitting and mechanical skills
  • Previous experience in the use of benders, guillotines, bandsaws and offhand grinders
  • A can do, positive attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and other members of staff
  • Able to work on your own or as part of a team

Desirable skills

  • Use of SolidWorks software package
  • Fault finding and diagnostics
  • Previous assembly experience
  • Working from engineering drawings
  • Computer literate


  • Working hours of 9 am until 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Annual salary of approximately £30,000 to £35,000 DOE
  • Statutory annual leave of 20 days + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Government workplace pension
  • Life Assurance

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a small but growing company offering a very unique service. They are keen to expand the team to continue to build on their excellent reputation and customer base.

Our client is located in a rural location so own transport is essential.

Due to their requirements, we can only accept applications from UK based candidates. Please apply now to avoid missing out.