Mechanical Engineer Hydraulics/ Mechanical Assembly

Kevin Edwards Assiosiates LTD
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title - Mechanical Engineer (Hydraulics/ Mechanical Assembly)

About us

We are an expanding company of approximately 30 people specialising in materials testing technology. As the total testing solution we offer bespoke design, manufacture and installation of servo hydraulic materials testing machines as well as a UKAS accredited sub-contract materials testing service.

Our core values are Pride, Excellence, Innovation and Commitment

Mechanical Engineer

£20 - 30,000 basic (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Responsible to
Mechanical Production Manager

The job will be mainly working at the factory site in Dudley with the possible requirement to visit customer's sites around the UK.

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Start Date


Contract Length

Full time

Standard factory working hours are 08.00 to 16.30 Monday to Friday, on-site hours will vary.

Job Responsibilities

* Adhere to quality / company procedures and continuous improvement within the Company.
* Organising own time and resources (information, tools, materials, suppliers, customers) to complete tasks allocated by Line Manager to the required standard, schedule and budget.
* Providing material and labour information to sales team for quotation purposes.
* Shows commercial awareness, and makes prudent use of Company resources.
* Providing support to suppliers, customers and internal staff.
* Ensuring maintenance of tools, equipment and working areas (tools put away, equipment well maintained, no rubbish, correct use of tools and equipment).
* Responsibility for own and others health and well-being.

Essential Skills

* Ability to read and interpret hydraulic circuit diagrams
* Knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic components and assembly
* Experience with commissioning and testing hydraulic systems
* Operation of general workshop equipment
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
* Good level of numeracy

Desirable Skills

* Familiar with a company offering bespoke/varied products
* Knowledge of material testing / test machines
* Ability to interpret electrical/electronic wiring schematics
* Experience of working at customer's sites

Personal Characteristics and Behaviours

* Effective communicator within the Company and with external customers and suppliers.
* Polite and well presented with all staff, customers and suppliers regardless of role or level.
* Self-starter who delivers high quality, accurate output to a deadline and inspires others to do the same.
* Able to work to an established quality management system and Company policies.
* Works individually or as a team, collaborating with colleagues throughout the Company in a positive and supportive role
* Able to take ownership of tasks, use own initiative to identify and complete tasks and resolve problems or issues as they arise.
* Initiative, motivation & flexibility.
* Good attendance and timekeeping.
* Embraces change and innovation in all aspects of work, actively engaging in bringing forward ideas for improvements to processes, systems or products.
* Demonstrates excellence, professionalism and integrity.