Brotherwood®, an ISO 9001:2015 company designing and supplying quality conversions for the transportation of wheelchair passengers have the following vacancies:

VEHICLE TECHNICIAN & MOT TESTER

Due to the expansion of our vehicle servicing and MOT testing facilities we require an experience Vehicle Technician & MOT Tester. Working in our brand new state of the art facilities, you will be responsible for servicing, diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing customer vehicles and carrying out MOT Tests as required. You will also be involved in the mechanical assembly of brand new converted Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for delivery to customers.

Key skills:

  • Perform routine maintenance and repair on customer vehicles
  • Perform Class 4 MOT Tests
  • Identify vehicle faults using diagnostic equipment
  • Perform basic services and maintenance tasks such as oil changes
  • Perform other maintenance tasks such as air conditioning servicing and digital 4-wheel alignment
  • Repair and/or replace brake pads, wheel bearings, clutches, exhausts, sensors and other parts as required
  • Mechanical assembly of newly converted Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Essential requirements:

  • NVQ/City & Guilds certification
  • Certified MOT Tester
  • Valid driver’s license

Experience / training in a franchise dealer environment is preferred but not essential.

A competitive, fixed salary dependent on experience and company pension scheme is offered along with a pleasant, spacious working environment.

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Sherborne Servicing and MOTs

DEVELOPMENT Engineer

The suitable applicant will have good practical skills as detailed below and ideally some CAD or design experience but not essential.

As a member of the R&D team you will assist in the development of new products from design and testing through to production. During this process you will produce prototype parts from stock material; working from detailed drawings or rough concept sketches. In addition, you will produce tooling and jigs to aid the production of developed components.

We require a forward-thinking individual, able to explore and refine ideas within a given time constraint and present them to management in a clear and concise manner.  You will be reporting directly to the Head of Development and must be able to work as part of a team or individually, as work dictates.

In addition, you will assist the design office in producing and amending drawings as well as compiling and maintaining the Bill of Materials of all assemblies.

Key skills:

  • Prototype part production using proven fabricating skills
  • MIG/TIG Welding of aluminium, mild and stainless steels
  • Ability to read and follow engineering drawings
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Problem solving
  • Pride in producing high quality work with excellent attention to detail
  • Machining: lathes, milling machines and drills (desirable but not essential)
  • CAD experience: 3D Inventor, 2D AutoCAD, Vault (desirable but not essential)

A competitive, fixed salary dependent on experience and company pension scheme is offered along with a pleasant, spacious working environment.

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DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN ENGINEER

Are you an adept and motivated engineer with a hands on approach to developing solutions, excellent communication skills and the expertise to realise designs for production using the latest 3D CAD?

You will be a member of the R&D team assisting in the development of new products from design and testing through to production. 

During this process you will take concept ideas and generate 3D CAD models and drawings to enable prototypes to be built. You will assist the design office in producing and amending drawings as well as compiling and maintaining the Bill of Materials of all assemblies.

The Development & Design Engineer would be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development team activities on multiple projects.
  • Developing own design ideas, 3D CAD modelling
  • Produce drawings for production
  • Work with internal fabricators and designers to manage production, assembly and test of prototype solutions.
  • Up issue existing drawings and translation of concepts to 3D CAD models.
  • Compile and maintain Bill of Materials.
  • Action Design Change Requests

In order to be considered for the Development and Design Engineer you will be educated to Degree, HNC/HND (or equivalent) or have evidence of carrying out similar roles, looking to further your design career and looking for a new challenge.

We require a forward thinking individual, able to explore and refine ideas within a given time constraint and present them to management in a clear and concise manner.

Key skills:

  • Comprehensive 3D and 2D CAD experience. Use of Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault are an advantage however competent use of other platforms and PDM software are suitable.
  • Good mechanical aptitude with appreciation of multiple manufacturing processes.
  • Design for manufacture and design for assembly techniques.
  • Experience in design of bespoke machined parts/assemblies and sheet metal
  • Ability to produce manufacturing and assembly drawings.
  • Problem solving and the ability to generate concepts from scratch or modify existing products.
  • Pride in producing high quality work with excellent attention to detail.
  • Prototype part production, assembly and test.
  • Basic workshop skills using hand and power tools. More advanced fabrication skills are welcome but not essential.
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Welder

Fabricator Welder & Conversion Engineer

We currently have an opportunity for a skilled engineer to manufacture components and assemblies to engineering drawings and very tight tolerances. The position will also involve the extensive conversion of brand new base vehicles in order for them to safely carry a wheelchair. A weld test will be required.

The Engineer would be responsible for:

  • Completing assigned work to company standards
  • Welding components and assemblies such as fuel tanks, floor pans, seat frames etc.
  • Testing of certain assemblies e.g. fuel tanks
  • Manufacture of assembly jigs and fittings
  • Extensive modification of a variety of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vehicles
  • Completing relevant documentation – Job cards, test and service reports

The Fabrication and Conversion Engineer would be a qualified City and Guilds or equivalent, Apprentice looking to further their career in a modification and vehicle conversion role, or an experienced Vehicle Conversion Engineer looking for a new challenge.

Key skills:

  • Produce welds to BS 4872 and pass a coded test once employed
  • The ability and experience to organise and prioritise work effectively
  • A Team Player, but with the confidence to work successfully on their own
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Valid, clean driving licence

Very clean working environment demands extremely high quality of workmanship, in keeping with the Brotherwood standard.

A competitive, fixed salary and company pension scheme is offered along with a pleasant, spacious working environment.

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How To Apply

IN WRItiNG

If you can fulfil the required standard please send applications in writing to:

Mr J Daniel,
Managing Director
Brotherwood Automobility Ltd
Lambert House
Pillar Box Lane
Beer Hackett, Sherborne,
Dorset
DT9 6QP

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