Mechanical Technician - Structures

Job Title: Mechanical Technician - Structures
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Up to £19 per hour + shift uplift of 20%
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1812-79_1549290069
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 04, 2019 14:21

Job Description

Sitec currently have a requirement for our client based in Stevenage for a Mechanical Technician - Structures, this is a contract role for an initial 12 months and has a pay rate of £19.00 per hour Ltd + shift uplift of 20%.

Job Profile of Mechanical Technician - Structures

A Mechanical Technician is part of the Assembly Integration and Test Team in Stevenage. Responsibilities will be to assemble Aluminium/Honeycomb Panels, perform precision fitting and bonding activities, assemble those Panels on Jigs for test campaigns

Mechanically assemble the structural test rigs and MGSE test rigs as per the instructions provided by the engineers
Electrically assemble the structural test rigs and MGSE test rigs as per the instructions provided by the engineers
Set up the hydraulic equipment including flushing of Structure and MGSE test rigs and exercising actuators
Conduct the though calibration of instrumentation for both the Structure and MGSE test rigs
Participate in load application during tests by use of Hand pumps to operate hydraulic equipment

Work from work instructions and drawings to produce the required article. To complete and record information within appendices/routing card/work instruction after the completion of every operation. Highlight any anomalies and proactively liaise with the Team Leader/Engineering to update instruction to reflect build sequence and data capture requirements.
To work in accordance with LDS (local document system) describing methods and procedures. Promote Cleanroom regulations, local area health and safety requirements and 5S policy within local work areas
To regularly demonstrate skills, a specialism or product knowledge/experience that sets the technician apart from their peers and to train and mentor colleagues in this area to ensure the high quality of finished goods.
To demonstrate the desire, commitment and team working ethic to complete task in the correct quality and lead time.
To demonstrate flexibility and mobility to work across different product and or departments as required by the workload.
To work independently in the area of knowledge/expertise to lead and/or oversee activities in order to utilise experience and knowledge.
To be a self starter
To work directly with engineers, designers and customers as needed
Liaise with team leader and production support to address manufacturing anomalies and be proactive in 5s disciplines and continuous improvement activities.

Reporting to a Team Leader
Day-to-day task allocation may come from a Lead Technician/Team Leader

Interface with shop floor Engineering and Production control support as required. Provide inputs to improvement initiatives.
Liaise directly with manufacturing engineering/design within area of expertise/knowledge, request supply of replacement parts & test pieces, adhesive mix room

Skills/Experience Required

Minimum of 5 years experience of assembly, manufacturing or production within a clean room environment as part of a team.

Experience of the Aerospace Industry
Applicants from a precision fitting/instrument making/toolmaking background will also be considered

Education & Training

Minimum of ONC / NVQ 3 level in Manufacturing or Production discipline or recognised technician level apprenticeship
City & Guilds craft qualifications


* Shifts lasting up to four weeks at a time (06.00 to 14.00 M to F + 12.00 to 20.00 M to F)

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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