Assembly Engineer – Experimental Manufacturing

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Gillingham, Kent
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 913423
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Just Recruitment is seeking an Experimental Manufacturing / Assembly Engineer for an automotive company based in Gillingham, Kent.

The main purposes of this role will be to support:

  • Activities to ensure that all components, products and assemblies are produced to the required quality and quantity, in the most efficient time and cost-effective manner, whilst supporting the Project Management and Engineering team’s project deliverables.
  • Development of the team to ensure they have the skills and abilities to deliver their activities – to support the continuous development and improvement plans to maximise the efficiency and competency of the team.

Key skills/responsibilities will include:

  • Excellent understanding of engineering principles and manufacturing/assembly processes.
  • Responsible for defining the manufacturing and assembly method/process required for the creation of prototype components, as well as assembly and creating manufacturing/assembly routing.
  • Responsible for building products to a defined order schedule.
  • Define the calibration and control of all assembly equipment maintaining identification, storage location, calibration status and visual standard.
  • Complete inspection and preparation of products for despatch.
  • Ensure Risk and COSHH assessments are completed for equipment used in assembly.

Skills required:


  • Excellent knowledge of engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent knowledge of a variety of assembly techniques and processes.
  • Ability to use a variety of measuring techniques and types of equipment.
  • Ability to design assembly fixtures to enable assembly processes.


  • Good IT skills e.g. Microsoft Office.
  • Familiar with the use of CAD models/ Solidworks or similar.
  • Awareness of British and International standards relating to metrology.
  • Familiar with the use of control plans and production of components to the drawing.
  • Experience working in a proto-type small batch environment.
  • Experienced in GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing).

Experience and qualifications:


  • Apprenticeship or experience in Mechanical Engineering.
  • An excellent understanding of engineering principles and assembly processes.
  • Data collection to qualify products/components as part of a quality system.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a suitable engineering or business discipline.
  • HNC or other Engineering qualification.
  • Experience working in a proto-type small batch environment.


Just Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent roles.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable candidates.


Contact Tracey Bates to talk about this role on 01376 517079