Manufacturing Technician

Location Truro
Discipline: Industrial & Manufacturing, Engineering
Job type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: £30,000 + per annum depending on experience
Contact name: Danielle Hubbard Assoc CIPD
Contact email:

​​​​Are you an experienced Manufacturing Technician, looking to further develop your skills, utilise your qualifications and make a real difference within an innovative manufacturing business?
My client, a niche business near Truro, Cornwall, is looking to hire a Manufacturing Technician to support their high-performing team with achieving company success through continuous development of maintenance and engineering. With a strong emphasis on safety and compliance, this role will lead to a deep understanding of H&S regulations and practices across the business to improve these critical skills across the wider business.

This is a fantastic opportunity, providing excellent company benefits and a thriving company culture to ensure you have what you need to perform at your best.

The position is based on site, with working hours 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.

What will you be doing:

  • Collaborate with teams to ensure final product designs are suitable for volume manufacturing, adapt and develop processes and ensure parts are fit for purpose.

  • Plan first production concepts, defining requirements within business plans and conducting risk analysis for production.

  • Ensure production training is completed, and the installation of equipment is compliant with standards.

  • Complete necessary documentation for production, article release processes and ensure final documentation is up to date and accurate.

  • Assist production and Quality Assurance with technical queries and Continuous Improvement efficiencies.

  • Identify and solve manufacturing process issues, improving engineering processes and procedures and provide Value Management feedback.

Essential skills & experience:

  • Recognised NVQ Level 3 Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (or equivalent).

  • 18th Edition Regulations.

  • Ability to carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment, alongside fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineering systems.

  • Ability to read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems.

  • Prior experience and knowledge of equipment maintenance, fault diagnosis, planned preventative maintenance and technical principles.

  • Knowledge of heating and refrigeration beneficial.

Core company benefits:

  • Competitive salary to reflect your qualifications and experience.

  • 25 days holiday, increasing to 30 days for 5+ years service (plus bank holidays).

  • Private health insurance after 1 year of service.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

  • Free 24/7 access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistant Program for you and your immediate family.

  • Great social events.

  • Growth and development opportunities.

If you feel excited by this role, and think it could be the perfect next step for you - apply now!

Smith and Reed Recruitment embraces diversity, equality and inclusion and aim to promote the benefits of diversity in all our business activities. Smith and Reed will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) which are age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed solely on their ability to carry out the job in question based on skills, experience, and qualifications.