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Fitter (Boxer)

Job description

We are currently looking for a Fitter (Boxer)

A little about us…

With over a century of engineering expertise and innovation, KNDS UK (formerly WFEL Limited) is a renowned world leader in rapidly deployable military bridging systems and a key partner in the UK MoD’s Boxer armoured vehicle programme.

We are proud of our heritage and our reputation of providing the highest quality engineering solutions for over 100 years. As a trusted partner to military customers around the world, our employees are the very heart of our company. We have a skilled and experienced workforce dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of the business from Engineering to Project Management, Business Support to Operations.

As our business evolves, we are looking to strengthen our workforce with talented and motivated individuals across a range of disciplines to work from our Northwest Engineering Centre of Excellence and currently have this opportunity available:

About the role…

The core responsibility of this role is to work as a Fabricator Fitter in a state-of-the-art facility as part of a dedicated team to manufacture equipment for the defence industry. This is an opportunity to join a world class organisation, delivering a secured long-term contract to the MOD. Operators will be required to use jigs and fixtures to manufacture components complying to engineering drawings and work instructions.

Key duties of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Complying with the Environmental, Health and Safety Policy and identify health and safety hazards prior to the commencement of work.
  • To tack weld using Mig/MAG welding processes on Armour plates.
  • Reporting, via approved Maintenance Reporting Procedures, any equipment fault or unusual occurrence.
  • Using drawings, work instructions to complete all tasks and ensure through visual and non-destructive inspection that the fabricated finished component conforms to the drawing.
  • Using hand tools and the appropriate measuring instruments to the task.
  • Completing European qualification of welder approval tests on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring personal safety and the safety of other employees is not compromised by their actions and to apply all applicable safety requirements in compliance with the regulatory agencies.
  • Booking of hours performing duties on a MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) system, SAP.

What we're looking for…

We need you to have completed a Recognised Time Served Apprenticeship in Welding or a relevant discipline and to have completed an NVQ Level 3 in a relevant discipline or equivalent. We need you to hold Welding qualifications to ISO 9606 parts 1 and/or 2 and having ISO 14732 is desirable. You should have previous experience of practical welding and fitting in a heavy manufacturing or fabrication environment.

What you can expect from us…

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018 and achieved their Silver Award in 2020 which means that we actively support and encourage service leavers, reservists and cadets to join our team, recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process.

When you become part of the KNDS UK team, you will enjoy employee benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension (4% employee contribution, 7% employer contribution)
  • Flexible working
  • Half day Friday
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme which increases with service
  • Free unreserved car parking

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by clicking the link at the top of the page or email your CV with a cover letter to careers@knds.co.uk

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note that we have a Preferred Supplier List in place and we will contact agencies directly should the need arise, however any unsolicited CVs received via an agency will be accepted with thanks but without fee.

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