Fitter / Welder

Mechanical Fitter / Welder / Machinist

I’m recruiting a multi-skilled mechanical engineer to join a manufacturer of high-value special purpose capital equipment in Cambridge in this truly unique opportunity and varied hands on engineering vacancy.

Working alongside a senior engineer the role primarily consists of building and assembly of bespoke high value complex machinery and so will encompass a variety of tasks including machining parts, welding, finishing, problem solving and occasional customer site visits to install and demonstrate equipment. An install takes 3-4 weeks and happens once or twice per year.

Due to the varied nature of this position it is not expected someone to possess all the required skills. Breadth of engineering knowledge and skills is required. You will be experience in a number of the following roles; mechanical fitter, welder, machinist, toolmaker, mechanical assembler or similar.

The role

  • Build and assembly of large bespoke complex machinery used in a range of heavy engineering industries such as defense, aerospace, automotive, renewable energy
  • A varied and hands on practical role which will test and challenge your engineering skills
  • Will include occasional UK and overseas travel – not excessive but will require overnight stays during installations
  • Machining of new parts and components
  • Welding and finishing
  • Very occasional site visits for product demonstrations (once or twice per year)


  • Must have a strong practical engineering skill-set, you may have a background in welding, assembly, fitting, machining or similar practical engineering fields
  • You will be a strong problem solver and enjoy identifying engineered solutions
  • Previous experience may be as a mechanical fitter, assembler, welder, manual and CNC machinist
  • May be apprentice trained in welding, machining, toolmaking, fitting.


  • £36,000-£39,000
  • 38 basic weekly hours working within/between the hours 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
  • 27 days holiday plus all public holidays.
  • Pension scheme and Medical scheme
  • Company-wide bonus scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Social and wellbeing; company socials and wellbeing events/activities throughout the year

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Location Cambridgeshire
Job titleFitter / Welder
Salary £36000 - £39000
Consultant James Porteous
Consultant Phone 023 9400 4726
Consultant Email
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