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Mechanical Technician

Apply now Job no: 492624
Work type: Full Time - Contract, Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Manufacturing

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

We currently have several fantastic opportunities for experienced Mechanical Technicians to join us in our Events and SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) teams.  These teams are responsible for providing comprehensive mechanical support across our whole vehicle range, which can range from ensuring cars are properly maintained at one of our many press / media events (such as Top Gear, The Grand Tour, or The Goodwood Festival of Speed) both in the UK and abroad, to working on bespoke alterations to a customer’s pride and joy or one of the latest special projects.  The role will be varied and offers you the opportunity to utilise your broad motor mechanic experience, as well as demonstrate your innovative approach to problem solving.  These roles are shift based and both permanent and contract opportunities are currently available.

Some key responsibilities and tasks within this role include:

  • Adhere to work planning sheets/engineering work sheets and Group Leader’s instructions
  • Manufacture/sub-assembly of relevant components from drawings
  • Use diagnostic equipment for testing and verification process.
  • Read and interpret diagnostic equipment output to minimise rework time/costs.
  • Seek and repair mechanical faults on the vehicle (which may also involve removal and re-fitting of interior/exterior trim and other components).
  • Record and report faults to relevant areas of Production or Engineering.
  • Check that vehicle specifications conform to build requirement/ customer options by referring to the relevant documentation.

To be considered for these opportunities you will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Completion of an appropriate automotive apprenticeship (or equivalent qualification or experience) and have relevant automotive experience.
  • Experience of stripping and rebuilding a variety of motor vehicles as a motor mechanic, ideally within an MOT Centre, Dealership or Body Shop environment, or through working for a national breakdown recovery organisation.
  • Ability to read, interpret and work with engineering drawings/specification data
  • Clean driving licence
  • Have effective communication skills including the ability to articulately engage with varying levels of customer / end users
  • Basic IT skills
  • Candidates should be prepared to work away from their work base, which could include working at another plant or overseas for short periods of time.

In return successful permanent candidates will receive, in addition to the base salary, the following benefits:

  • 26 days’ annual leave, plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual holiday bonus of £500
  • Shift premium:
  • Day shift pattern – Monday to Friday = 0%
  • Permanent Night Shift – hours normally spread over four or five shifts = 28.3%
  • Five day, three shift – three shift rotating shift pattern = 22.5%
  • Overtime rates:
  • Weekdays and Saturdays – time and a half
  • Sundays – double time
  • Company Pension scheme - up to 12% employer contributions after 2 years
  • Company sick pay up to 26 weeks (subject to length of service)
  • Health Insurance cover
  • Company sponsored healthcare repayment plan
  • Death in service benefit  - up to 7x salary after 2 years
  • Eligibility for reduced-cost Ford car lease vouchers
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme – save up to 42% on cycles and safety equipment
  • Opportunities for progression within the Company

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and become part of the Aston Martin family, please submit your latest CV via the apply now button below.  Candidates that can demonstrate the required skills & experience will be invited to attend a trade test, scheduled across February and March, with successful candidates starting employment in March or April.


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