Machine Build Technician

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Ben Cranston

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Machine Technician / Electrical Technician / Mechanical Technician required for a manufacturer specialising in the design and production of electrical components.


The Machine Technician / Electrical Technician / Mechanical Technician has to have a apprenticeship time served in a relevant engineering discipline.



£32,000 - £35,000 depending on experience

Company bonus scheme

Employee Assistance Programme
25 days holiday + bank holiday
Pension scheme
Life cover 3x salary



Building top level sub assemblies to engineering drawings

Working with design engineers and design team on new automation and control systems

Following electrical schematics for build on automation and control systems

Fault finding and electrical testing on already built solutions

Understanding Harwin ERP system and control

Commutable to Portsmouth



2/3 years of experience working in a similar position / field

A time served apprenticeship in a relevant engineering course

Electrical or Mechanical qualification -  

Commutable to Portsmouth



Harwin plc 2023




Machine Build Technician (Mechanical/Electrical/Commissioning)


The Company

Harwin plc is a Portsmouth based manufacturing company specialising in the innovative design and production of electrical / electronic components. Our products are distributed worldwide through our network of partners in Europe, Asia and the US. We offer a breadth and depth of expertise in such markets as industrial and instrumentation, medical, military, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics and telecommunications.

As a business Harwin undertakes processes from product/machine design through tooling, moulding, stamping, turning and electro-plating into robotic and automated assembly, packing and despatch. Designing and building our own production equipment adds a further layer of complexity to our engineering & manufacturing processes.

Main Purpose of the role: This role is working within an experienced team, building special purpose machines for factory automation. Working collaboratively with a broad team of talented mechanical, electrical & software engineers. The ideal candidate will have a background in machine production build and support, working with and proving automated machinery.

Key Tasks:

• The ideal candidate will have experience using a wide range of engineering Principles, I.E milling machines, lathe, pillar drill, surface grinder, Or Electrical cabinet builds, machine hardwire, and Electrical fault find and testing.

• Building new top-level Sub-assemblies to engineering drawings. • Having a high level of detail on mechanical builds and tolerances. • Working with design engineers on new automation developments. • Developing solutions on new R&D equipment challenges and liaise effectively and

efficiently. • Following electrical schematics for build on automation and control systems. • Fault finding and electrical testing on built solutions. • Having a good understating of installing Pneumatic control systems to specification. • Fault finding pneumatics and machine pneumatic configuration. • Working with commissioning teams to deliver machines and equipment. • Proving machines post build, working with software and engineers to ensure the machine

operates as specified in design. • Having a good understanding of machine & automation sequencing to achieve optimum

efficiency before delivery to the factory floor. • Working to set deadlines driven by Project Management. • Understanding Harwin ERP system and controls (IFS)







Harwin plc 2023


Health & Safety:

You have an obligation for the safety of yourself, other employees, visitors, and property.

These obligations can be met only if you:

• Carry out your work in a safe and proper manner. • Make sure that your work areas are kept clean and tidy, reporting all hazards to your

manager. • Make sure that the service we provide, are to standards required by the Company to

ensure customer and user safety. • Ensure any Personal Protective Equipment provided is fit for purpose and is always used

correctly, reporting any concerns to your manager or HR.

Salary and Benefits

• Salary dependent on experience • 25 days holiday plus bank/public hols • Employee Assistance Programme • Company pension scheme • Life Cover 3x salary • Company bonus scheme




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