Metal Fitter

Posted 6 days ago by Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd (Head Office)
Location Bedfordshire Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £28k per year Sector Aerospace

Job Title: Metal Fitter

Salary: £28,000

Location: Bedfordshire

Job type: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: HQ6128

A worldwide research and development company is looking for a Metal Fitter to work on pioneering projects from concept to launch and in-life support. Typical projects involve constructing scaled-down model aircraft which are used in a high-speed wind tunnel to measure forces and pressures in a highly accurate manner. You will be skilled at milling and grinding as well as working with aluminium and steel to construct the models. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of leading professionals in a secure environment at a world-class facility.

Applications from ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • All fitting work including milling and grinding, hand working the aluminium and steel, and assembling components and aircraft models precisely.
  • Ad-hoc additional metal model making projects as and when required.
  • Maintain appropriate technical notes and act as point person for the section where needed.
  • Routinely observe the fitting machines, tools and equipment for any potential service issues and take necessary corrective action.
  • Recommend process enhancements to the Head of the Fitting Section where necessary.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety directives and Quality processes.

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - essential:

  • A time served, fully skilled engineer/toolmaker.
  • Solid understanding (at least foundation level) of other MMC skills such as EDM wiring and plunge, turning, jig boring, grinding and CNC machining.
  • Loyal, able to support direct supervisors and line management.
  • Experienced in the effective bench fitting of components, sub-assemblies and assemblies.
  • Self-motivated and keen to develop engineering skills to full potential.

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - desirable:

  • Willing to mentor and coach less experienced staff.
  • Flexible and positive attitude, willing to go the extra mile to ensure deadlines are met.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Drive and commitment to improve own skills and be receptive to new ideas and ways of working.
  • Can-do attitude to overcoming technical problems as soon as they arise.

Person Specification:

  • You will be asked to agree to undergo a security check.
  • Due to security requirements you must have lived in the UK continually for the last five years.
  • There may be times when you will be asked to work a shift pattern to ensure a project is completed.


  • 26 days annual leave.
  • Pension.
  • Medical and Life Assurance.



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Forces Recruitment Solutions Group is the original and leading recruitment consultancy for ex-military personnel from the Army, Navy, RAF and Royal Marines. Established in 2001, FRS has helped thou...

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