Saffron Walden, Essex

Mechanical Assembler

About the job

This role involves the assembly of all Radleys in-house assembled products. You will be working in our Production Team, assembling world-class scientific products for our UK and international customers.

  • Reporting to the Production Manager
  • Assembling and testing of current products:
    • Mechanical & electro-mechanical assembly, following detailed manufacturing method files
    • Ensuring that necessary quality & performance checks & tests are carried out during the assembly process, following detailed procedures
    • Completing all necessary process documentation associated with the assembly & testing of products
    • Support trouble shooting with components or assembled products
    • Help to identify areas for improvement in current assembly processes, procedures and work flows
  • General:
    • Assisting with the management of assembly & testing procedures & documents and any associated process improvements
    • Checking of product sub-components
    • Participate and support continuous improvement, lean and 5S activities to maximise productivity
    • Close liaison with members of the Supply Chain team to ensure that necessary sub-component stock levels are adequate
    • Working with the R&D team in the handover of new assembled products
    • Pre-production and post-production support in the glassblowing workshop if required

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 2 to 5 years minimum working experience in a mechanical assembly environment
  • Proven experience in trouble shooting and root cause analysis in mechanical environment
  • Strong practical skills with the capability to carry out basic wiring, soldering, crimping skills
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings
  • Fully IT literate with standard Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word and Excel
  • Ideally skills & experience in electro-mechanical, electronics, electrical engineering or similar


And have the following qualities:

  • Enthusiasm and perseverance with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new skills
  • Well organised & tidy, with a good attention to detail and the ability to maintain high levels of accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues and partners
  • Willing to get ‘stuck in’ at all levels and to undertake whatever is required to complete the job
  • Capable of working as part of a team and able to use own initiative when working individually
  • Diligent attitude with the determination to see things through to completion
  • Good time keeper and reliable

The Package

At Radleys we have a dedicated team of professionals which includes; scientists, chemical engineers, R+D, glassblowers, customer service, technical support, servicing, sales, marketing and finance who are all working hard to provide our customers with the very best technology and customer service. Start your career with us!

  • Attractive salary

  • Comprehensive training / mentoring

  • Flexible working hours

  • Five weeks holiday + bank holidays

  • Pension contribution

  • Social committee & regular company events

  • Discretionary annual bonus

Apply now

How to apply

Please email your CV with a covering letter stating your salary expectations to:

e: [email protected]

t: +44 1799513320​​

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Rebecca Randall in the lab

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