Skilled Electro Mechanical Assembly 01/2019
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Skilled Electro Mechanical Assembly 01/2019 

JOB TITLE: Skilled Electro Mechanical Assembly
REPORTING TO: Senior Management
LOCATION: NIC Instruments Ltd, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5NF

Company Outline

NIC Instruments specialises in the design and manufacture of Bomb Disposal Equipment.

Overall Purpose of Job

This role will have to supervise and coordinate the work of a crew of workers in the Assembly Shop. Primarily concerned with seeing that the workers under this role do their job skilfully and efficiently, and that assigned work progresses on schedule. This role will deal with the routing of material and equipment, and with the laying out of the more difficult areas of the job. The work requires quick, clear thinking and quick onsite decisions. The candidate should have a broad working knowledge of manufacturing; must be able to read and visualise objects from drawings; and should have an eye for precise detail and H&S.

This will be an active role focused on ensuring the smooth day to day running of the Assembly Department and supporting other departments.

It will also be part of this role to maintain an environment of continuous improvement and working practices.

Main Duties


Ability to implement and maintain an effective production strategy, to make themselves aware of the product quality requirements, consulting samples if available prior to any inspection. Ensure a clean and effective work area is maintained at all times. Record results on relevant forms.


  1. Carry out assembly of low volume complex electromechanical assemblies
  2. Support existing assembly staff with their daily routines
  3. Carry out Quality Control ChecksCarry out assembly of low volume mechanical assemblies
  4. Develop new assembly techniques
  5. Jigs and fixtures
    1. As part of 1st off, review the job’s tooling
      1. Ensure tooling is suitable for the task
      2. Scrap obsolete tooling
      3. Design new tooling where required
    2. All tooling to be marked
      1. Ensure tooling when marked is stored in the correct area according to the Company’s 5S process
      2. Review all tooling annually
  6. Work Instructions
    1. Work from work instructions
    2. Review existing work instructions
    3. Write work instructions
  7. Assist with assembly shop workload planning
  8. Support R&D Department when required
  9. NIC procedures and policeis
    1. To be followed religiously

Commercially aware: In this role it is essential that the person is commercially aware, with strong ability to deal with internal and external stakeholders of all levels.

Professional Development: The Company requires a driven, ambitious individual who wants to further develop their skills and career.

Training Activities: The successful candidate will have an above average knowledge of all faces of the Company’s trade and do noticeably good work consistently. In addition, the successful candidate may be asked to implement effective training at all levels of the production team as per training plan.

The right candidate will have a range of the following skills and qualifications


  • Have the same basic aptitude and interests as those working in the craft being supervised, plus additional reading, writing, and math skills.
  • The ability to motivate workers and communicate with both them and superiors is essential.
  • Leading by example with hard working, flexible and professional approach.
  • Quality Control skills.
  • High levels of motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Capable of working well in a team environment.
  • Good at listening and following instructions.
  • Effective and efficient delegation skills.
  • A positive attitude and co-operative, willing to comply with company policies and procedures
  • Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK


  • The successful applicant will have considerable experience within an engineering and manufacturing environment including experience in using forms of manual inspection equipment
  • Some experience in planning and scheduling in a manufacturing environment


  • GCSE pass grade for English and Maths or equivalent qualification
  • An HNC/HND or higher in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent would be desirable.


  • 20 days holiday PA
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Pension

Other Information

The appointment is a permanent position.

References will be taken up if you are invited to interview (unless specified otherwise on your application form).

Please send your CV to Mr. Tony Huggins at the address below by email only.

Please Note: It is not possible to discuss this application by telephone. All questions or queries must be in writing and by email.

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