Mechanical Engineer Ref. 775

£30,880 - £33,191

Are you looking for your next step in Mechanical Engineering? Do you want to utilise a wide range of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to produce high impact products to help keep our nation safe?

As a Mechanical Engineer specialising in either design or manufacture, you’ll bring your experience of disciplines such as Sheet metal fabrication, Manual machining, CNC Milling &Turning, Wire EDM and Computer Aided Design (CAD) to do just that and you’ll receive all the support you need to develop your skills even further.

You’ll work closely with other teams, taking full advantage of our well-equipped facility to produce bespoke products from technical drawings, 3D models or written/ verbal instruction.

So whether you enjoy visualising how it’s going to work and coming up with the design or you prefer being hands on bringing the product to life, your role will be crucial in helping us create innovative products that make a real difference.

 This is a full-time position for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday

More About You

You will have already have:

  • A mechanical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of common engineering materials.
  • Knowledge of fabrication techniques.
  • A high level of IT competency.


For the Mechanical Manufacture Engineer role, you may also have experience in some of the following:

  • Mechanical assembly and fitting experience.
  • Manual machining skills and experience.
  • Programming experience with CNC machinery.
  • Low Volume part production.
  • Toolroom experience – Mould making, Press tools, Jigs and Fixtures etc.
  • Welding, MIG, TIG, ARC.
  • Brazing and Soldering.
  • Assembly techniques.
  • Knowledge of CAM software.


For the Mechanical Design Engineer role, you may also have experience in some of the following

  • Product design skills.
  • The production of Technical drawings using a CAD package.
  • Knowledge of CAD software.

Your Personal Skills

You will be the type of person who

  • Thrives in a challenging and creative environment.
  • Can work through a problem and adapt to meet the requirements.
  • Is comfortable working in a small team or under own initiative.
  • Makes suggestions of how things could be improved.
  • Plans ahead and manages your own workload.


 Putting your skills to use

Using your expertise, if part of our manufacturing team you will:

  • Produce low quantity parts to fine tolerances using a range of manual and CNC machines. Working from 2D technical drawings and CAD.
  • Work directly with the customers to understand requirements and produce bespoke solutions to meet their needs.
  • Provide a prototyping service for the design community working from written or verbal instruction to modify parts and trial ideas to overcome problems.
  • Complete complex assemblies of components to a high standard ensuring quality throughout.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the products you produce are to the required quality and timescale while supporting your team with peer-to-peer inspection.

Using your expertise, if part of our design team you will:

  • Design and develop solutions to address our customers’ needs.
  • Produce an appropriate level of design documentation taking into account through life requirements.
  • Produce as-built documentation to allow products and deployments to be supported.
  • Ensure that designs and associated documentation are peer reviewed.
  • Contribute to continued development of technology and engineering


What we Offer

Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will be doing, here’s what we can offer you:

  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service.
  • 2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year).
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu. Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you’re asked to work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that.
  • Lots and lots of training.  This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.
  • Our Pension scheme is Alpha.  It’s competitive.
  • Sports & Social Society. Whether its classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you.
  • On site nursery (subject to availability).
  • 3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice.
  • Free parking
  • Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day
  • Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ+ and/or from an Ethnic Minority. We provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.



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We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please click here.


Equal Opportunities

Inclusion & Diversity really matters to us. It's not just about numbers or visible differences.

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do.

HMGCC is proud to hold the status of Disability Confident Employer. In line with this, we offer the Disability Confident - Offer of Interview. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please click here.


Apply now

Please click the apply button.  Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date. 

*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package 

The closing date for this role is 23:55 on Wednesday 31st August 2022