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

RECEPTIONIST / ADMINISTRATOR

Location: Beer Hackett, Near Sherborne, Dorset
Salary: Competitive, Negotiable DOE
Contract: Permanent, Full Time (Monday – Friday, occasional Saturday required)

Brotherwood are the UK’s leading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists; supplying quality conversions for the transportation of wheelchair passengers. We are currently looking for a Receptionist / Administrator to join our office team, reporting to the Sales & Office Manager.


Responsibilities
  • Meeting and greeting clients, suppliers & visitors confidently to our showroom, ensuring comfort, accessibility and a warm, friendly welcome;
  • Fulfilling information requests, passing potential business leads to the appropriate team and managing client data on CRM software;
  • Administration duties including the preparation of paperwork for vehicle purchases, new vehicle arrivals and producing various reports;
  • Managing stocks and resources of office equipment, stationery and literature;
  • Maintaining high standards of presentation within the showroom.
Key Skills
  • Computer literate, confident in use of Microsoft packages (Including Word, Outlook & Excel);
  • A warm and welcoming personality who can treat our clients with empathy and be attentive to their needs;
  • Presentable and organised with an excellent telephone manner and passion for delivering excellent customer service;
  • Would benefit from knowledge in SAGE accounting software, but not essential;
  • Attention to detail.

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

DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN ENGINEER

Location: Beer Hackett, Near Sherborne, Dorset
Salary: Competitive, Negotiable DOE
Contract: Permanent, Full time

Brotherwood are one of the UK’s leading wheelchair accessible vehicle specialists; supplying quality conversions for the transportation of wheelchair passengers. We currently have an opportunity for a Development and Design Engineer to join the R&D team.


We are seeking 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.

The Development and Design Engineer would be educated to Degree, HNC/HND (or equivalent) or have evidence of carrying out similar roles, looking to further their design career and looking for a new challenge.

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 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.

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 report directly to the Head of Development and must be able to work as part of a team or individually, as work dictates.

Responsibilities
  • 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
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 fabrications.
  • 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.

VEHICLE TECHNICIAN & MOT TESTER

Location: Beer Hackett, Near Sherborne, Dorset
Salary: Competitive, Negotiable DOE
Contract: Permanent, Full time

Brotherwood are one of the UK’s leading wheelchair accessible vehicle specialists; supplying quality conversions for the transportation of wheelchair passengers. We currently have an opportunity for a Technician & MOT Tester to join the Service team.


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.

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.

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

DEVELOPMENT Engineer

Location: Beer Hackett, Near Sherborne, Dorset
Salary: Competitive, Negotiable DOE
Contract: Permanent, Full time

Brotherwood are one of the UK’s leading wheelchair accessible vehicle specialists; supplying quality conversions for the transportation of wheelchair passengers. We currently have an opportunity for a Development Engineer to join the R&D team.


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.

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

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)

Fabricator Welder & Conversion Engineer

Location: Beer Hackett, Near Sherborne, Dorset
Salary: Competitive, Negotiable DOE
Contract: Permanent, Full time

Brotherwood are one of the UK’s leading wheelchair accessible vehicle specialists; supplying quality conversions for the transportation of wheelchair passengers. We currently have an opportunity for a Fabricator Welder & Conversion Engineer to join the Engineering team.


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 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.

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.

Responsibilities
  • 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
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
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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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