Job Description

Job Location

Aldermaston, Reading RG7, UK

Type of Job


Salary / Rate

£30,000 - £40,000

Job Ref:


Workshop Technician

Our client based in Aldermaston is looking to recruit a Workshop Technician.


· Dismantle, inspect, repair and re-assemble compressors, turbines, turbochargers, gearboxes, and other rotating machinery and components.

· Follow HSE policy and rules to maintain the high level of Health and Safety for everyone within the Client premises.

· Correctly read and interpret engineering drawings.

· Ensure output is in full conformance to requirements of work instructions, procedures, quality standards and specifications. Complete all records as required by the work instructions and procedures.

· Steam clean and/or shot-blast equipment in preparation for commencement of work.

· Undertake general workshop activities and follow Workshop Supervisor instructions with respect to housekeeping, workshop/work area cleaning and disposal of rubbish.

· Perform necessary quality checks including concentricity, alignment, mechanical and electrical run-out.

· Inspect and assemble sub-contract machined components to final specification.

· Ensure proper functioning of all machine tools and assets, carries out necessary maintenance and operates same.

· Undertake suitable training for the safe operation of mobile equipment, including over-head cranes and fork lift trucks.

· To be able to assemble/disassemble turbomachinery rotors and complete machine in line with manufacturers instructions.

· Carry out impeller overspeed test.

· Fit blades on turbine rotors.

· Perform low speed balance of rotors using all suitable machines available in shop.

You will need:

· proven experience in a manufacturing/repair environment with – ideally – 3-5 years industry experience

· ideally an engineering qualification or evidence of a previous apprenticeship

· to be able to interpret detailed instructions, engineering drawings and technical reports

· effective communication skills

· to be able to work independently

· the ability to offer innovative solutions to the repair of turbomachinery.

Development Opportunities:

· working in a specialist (non-batch) service business

· learning new skills within a mechanical engineering environment


yearly reviews, paid overtime, private healthcare, generous contributory pension scheme, a 3.30pm finish on Fridays and free parking.

Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110