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Mechanical Technician - Aberdeen

Ref: 523 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jul 2024

2020 Recruitment is working with a global engineering company who are looking to add Mechanical Technicians to their team in Kintore, Aberdeen.

This is initially a 6 month contract, with high probability of being made permanent after the 6 months.

To qualify for this position you must hold a time served apprenticeship, have a NC in a relevant engineering subject. You must have previous experience in a similar working environment and a knowledge within an assembly and manufacturing environment would be preferred although not essential.

As the Mechanical Technician, you will be responsible for safely and accurately assembling and testing new K-Winch Products, consisting of any Wireline winches and wireline masts along with all accessories used along with this equipment. Ability to use hand tools safely including tube bending equipment. You will support and improve assembly of client products through specific techniques as well as innovative idea generation and creative, efficient problem solving. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures to accurately assemble equipment and products.
  • Manufacture hydraulic systems as per designs/procedures, ensuring the cleanliness of hydraulic systems is always maintained.
  • Monitor and control materials, products or equipment to detect defects or faults.
  • Support key initiatives such as on time delivery, schedule attainment, cost of quality.
  • Maintain a safe, organised, clean and tidy work area following 5S and LEAN Principles.
  • Support initiatives such as new techniques and products, purchases of new machinery.
  • Generate and implement improvement ideas and encourage idea generation among team.
  • Respond to identified process improvements and implement them willingly.
  • Attend daily team brief meetings, actively engaging in positive discussions regarding potential problematic areas.
  • Action all tasks assigned to maintain high levels of target achievement as designated by Cell Leader.
  • Be prepared to work a reasonable amount of overtime, as required to suit the operational demands of the business.
  • Ensure product quality meets the required standard whilst maintaining the required level of output.
  • Report any issues using the engineering support system to make improvements to current designs.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and promote company objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Work safely and report any safety concerns that are observed immediately to your Cell leader or Manager.
  • Adheres to inspection/fat criteria, policies and procedures without exception.
  • Carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by your Line Manager.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Ability to understand, evaluate and apply technical information.
  • Ability to read and understand Engineering drawings, schematics and ETS as well as written instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to learn the context of a challenge and quickly integrate new skills.
  • Has solutions and suggestions that are effective in addressing the problem at hand.
  • Be keen to learn and develop within the organisation.
  • Professional and confident in your ability.
  • Carry out all duties safely and in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be able to communicate effectively.
  • Forklift and Crane operation certification desirable.


Pay Rate £16.42/hour

Hours of work 37.5 per week

Monday-Thursday 0700-1230 1300-1530

Friday 0700-1230 1300-1430