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

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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VEHICLE VALETER / REFINISHER

Responsible for ensuring that finished vehicles are presented to an extremely high standard, we require a Vehicle Refinisher / Valeter.

The Vehicle Refinisher / Valeter would be responsible for: 

  • Preparing new and used vehicles for delivery to clients;
  • Ensuring that finished vehicles are presented to an extremely high standard;
  • Preparing hire vehicles for despatch;
  • Ensuring that forms are accurately completed;
  • Checking in newly delivered vehicles and vehicles returning from hire;
  • Assisting in vehicle movements when required;
  • Completing all assigned work to company standards;
  • Reporting to the Team Leader / Progress Manager.

Key Skills:

  • A strong work ethic with a flexible approach;
  • A meticulous eye for detail with a high standard of presentation;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Valid, clean driving license

Very clean working environment demands extremely high quality of workmanship, in keeping with the Brotherwood standard. Opportunities from progression will be available for the right candidate.

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

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How To Apply

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