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Assembly Technician

Assembly Technician

Job Title: Assembly Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire
Industry: Engineering
Reference: SP03012023_1672764909
Contact Name: Stephen Prior
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Job Published: 03 January 2023
Job Description

Position: Assembly Technician (Mechanical)

Location: Oxford

Salary: Up to £30,000 (Depending on Experience)

Company Overview:

Founded in 2015 as a spin-out from The University of Oxford my client produces the most precise and accurate flow control valves in the world. Their range of pressure flow regulators are a fraction of the weight of traditional products and virtually maintenance free. This disruptive technology is used in water and gas distribution networks, oil and gas processes, and other industrial applications.

Role Overview:

The role will report to the Director of Manufacturing, with the successful candidate responsible for the assembly of a range of components into finished goods across one or more product lines (primarily flow control valves) ensuring required standards of quality and timeliness are met.

Working to safety and quality requirements, Assembly Technicians help to achieve daily production requirements in terms of quality and quantity to meet customer expectations and requirements, optimise efficiency and maintain operational excellence.


  • NVQ qualification or Equivalent on job training in related engineering discipline
  • 4+ GCSEs level C and above (>4) including English and Maths, NVQ Level, International Vocational Certificate (IVQ) or similar
  • Good standard of written and spoken English
  • Previous manufacturing experience working with mechanical assemblies
  • Manual assembly including bonding and mechanical fastening
  • Experience of hydraulic products is desirable
  • Use of material handling equipment such as cranes, hoists, and other lifting equipment
  • Experience working with pressurised systems or hydrotest equipment would be advantageous
  • Experience of working to production targets
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing process


  • Operate production line equipment such as hoists, lifts, and airlines
  • Build up components and sub-assemblies into finished products
  • Carry out basic testing and quality checks, ensure reporting of equipment faults
  • Carry out cleaning and basic maintenance of work areas and machinery
  • Ensure components products are to the correct tolerances and meet customer and internal standards and specifications
  • Record how much raw material has been used during production and the number of items produced
  • Pack goods, with protective materials ready for shipment in crates, stillages, or other containers
  • Seal containers using appropriate materials such as glue, staples, or shrink-wrap
  • Stack goods appropriately
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities

To be considered for this opportunity, please call Stephen Prior on 07749 496236.

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