Assembly Technician

Horstman Defence Systems Limited, Bath, UK

Responsibilities will include:

  • Cleaning of components prior to assembly process
  • Assembly of components alongside digital work instruction programme
  • Rework and fitting of components prior to final assembly
  • Checking gear engagement & measuring backlash
  • Precision measurement of components
  • Calculating shims sizes using mathematical formulas
  • Precision grinding of shims with surface grinders
  • Heating and freezing of components with propane and liquid nitrogen
  • Identifying and picking parts from Kanban system
  • Maintaining full traceability throughout with paperwork and digital documentation
  • Operation of automated test rigs, recording of results & installation/removal of Gearboxes from test rigs
  • Manual washing of completed assemblies with pressure washer
  • Final collation of components including identification prior to final packing


Knowledge & Ability Required

The post holder is required to have:

  • Proven experience in a precision assembly or mechanical fitting environment
  • Strong team-working ethic, with the drive and flexibility to maintain pace of work as priorities and requirements change
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Ability to work on own initiative & manage time effectively
  • Willingness to learn new skills to be a part of a multidiscipline team
  • Attention to detail
  • Housekeeping ability maintaining hand tools and working environment to a high standard
  • Familiar with IT basics, Microsoft office and operating system
  • Comfortable with basic mathematical equations
  • The ability to obtain UK Security Clearance.


Desirable but not required

  • Previous experience with surface grinding
  • Previous experience with transmission assembly, repair or overhaul
  • Tool making, turning or machining experience

Full training will be provided in line with digital work instruction

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