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​Company Location - Biggleswade - candidates must live within 20 mile radius

Job Title: Bench Technician

Bench Technician
 (Full Time 8.00am -4.00pm)

Introduction:        Our Client started trading in 1997 and makes Custom and Bespoke Cable-forms, looms, harnesses & umbilical’s. Manufactures electronic and mechanical assemblies, products, and systems. Constructs, builds, and wires Control Panels. Populates both Through-Hole and Surface Mount P.C.B.'s.

    They are a small "but growing" company currently employing ten full-time staff based in Biggleswade Bedfordshire and, due to expansion, now require a FULL-TIME BENCH TECHNICIAN to join our existing workshop team.

        Therefore, the successful applicant will work in a small but friendly environment with people who are not just committed to satisfying customers' requirements but exceeding them. So, a team mentality,
    and good communication skills, whilst staying focused and concentrating on the work at hand, are all essential credentials.

        The working environment is clean and tidy and all stationary, tooling protective equipment "if required" will be provided by the company.

Essential:    The successful applicant must have at least three years of experience in an electronic or mechanical assembly environment.

    Read circuit diagrams, wiring schedules, and follow written procedures.

    Build simple, and complex cable assemblies and wiring looms using various sleeves, heat shrink, braids, conduits, glands, and other cable accessories.

    Know how to solder and crimp to a high standard and understand the differences between a good and bad solder joint and crimp termination.

        Know how to identify, prepare, terminate, and bring together wires, cables, and electronic components to build precision mechanisms and assemblies.
    Good knowledge of engineering materials and their properties and familiarisation of different fastener types, glues, sealants and modern manufacturing techniques, methods and processes are also required.

    Familiar with working with hand tools and bench-mounted machinery.

    Have some basic understanding of machine drawings, symbols, and tolerances.

    Have good literacy skills and be familiar with working from CAD drawings, Build and Test procedures, whilst completing in-house & customer documentation.

    Have a steady hand and good eyesight and communicate well with others.

    Some heavy lifting may also be required. Work can be repetitive, and you may be asked to take over other people's work.

    Be prepared to work at customers' premises if required for short periods of time.

Responsibilities:    To carry out mechanical assembly and construction of simple and sophisticated products and systems, which may involve drilling, tapping, filling, sawing, and fastening, along with any other duties considered relevant to the above.
    To build custom and bespoke cable assemblies, wiring looms and harnesses.

    Identifying, wiring, terminating, and mounting electronic components.

    To test products to customers' schedules, drawings, samples, and/or procedures and to record and log results.

    To fill in a daily timesheet, keep a record of time taken for each Job, and make notes and instructions to aid future build and development of customer products. 

Experience:    An absolute minimum of 3 years in an assembly position and a good understanding of electronic and mechanical practices and principles are essential. Ideally, a minimum qualification of an O.N.C. or HNC in electronics or mechanical engineering.     

Holiday/Lunch:    Successful applicants will be entitled to 20 "working days" holiday plus all public holidays. Two 10-minute paid breaks "Tea & Coffee is provided free of charge" and ½ hour unpaid lunch.

Sickness:    Statutory Sick Pay (S.S.P.) will be provided by employers at the appropriate rate. This will only be paid on days you would normally work.

Hours:    Hours of work are 8.00 pm to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday; Overtime may be available; however, this is at the Employers discretion.

Remuneration:    From £14.00 dependent upon experience.