Mechanical Technician

Current Vacancies

Dorchester, Dorset

Job type:

Commensurate with accomplishment and experience

Start date:
Immediate Start

Are you ready for a fresh and exciting new opportunity?

We are seeking a Mechanical Technician to work with our existing workshop team.  The right candidate will have demonstrable experience of building, modifying and fault finding complex mechanical systems.  These range from small robotic labelling lines to large scale R&D projects for the aerospace industry.  The role is a varied one with time spent building mechanical systems, setting up, testing and fault finding, some of which will be on customer’s sites, therefore you need to be happy to travel and work away from home, sometimes at short notice.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Build of complex mechanical systems
  • Planning your work and reporting on progress
  • Working closely with Electrical Engineers and Commissioning Engineers to build, set up, test and modify systems
  • Working on customer sites, (sometimes alone and for extended periods of time) occasionally at short notice
  • Finish all work to a very high standard
  • Maintaining impeccable health and safety

Essential skills and experience

  • Must be proactive and able to adapt to changing situations
  • Working knowledge of all elements of Health and Safety
  • Able to interpret engineering drawings and diagrams
  • Confident in Drilling, Tapping and Grinding
  • Must hold a clean full UK driving licence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to interpret CAD drawings
  • Articulate and professional in all settings

Desirable skills and experience

  • Automation experience
  • Machining
  • MEWP

Due to the bespoke nature of our work, few projects are the same, our engineers therefore need to have the drive and initiative to be fully engaged in every project and be able to evaluate the best way forward to complete the job. The role will be challenging and rewarding and also provide an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.  Additional training can be provided as necessary.

Salary commensurate with accomplishment and experience.

If you are interested in working at Loop and would like to apply for this position or would like to find out more please email your cover note and CV to Carolyn Smart at or call 01305 257108 for an informal chat.

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    “Every project is different, designs are innovative and boundaries are continually being pushed. I get to contribute to every stage of the design and build process so it’s very satisfying to see an idea turned into a fully working machine.”

    – Tim
    Principal Mechanical Engineer

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