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R&D Fabricator-Machine Technician

Electric Assisted Vehicles Ltd (EAV) is a sustainable, zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer and technology innovation company based in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, 10 mins from Bicester (major rail link) and 20 minutes from Oxford. 

We believe our business and everyone’s future is powered by people. It’s our mantra. 

EAV is committed to a mission of holistic sustainability and business growth through environmental awareness and creative innovation. Our industrious community of talent believe that we’re designing and building a better future for everyone through our collective Transport Futures Vision, a vision which is powered by our people. 

Job Description – R&D Fabricator/Machine Technician 

Key role functions: 

  • Mig, Tig, Spot welding – aluminium, steel, tube, sheet, 1-10mm 
  • Composite trimming, keying, bonding, adhesive knowledge 
  • Sheet Metal fabrication – folders, hydraulic press, fly press, guillotine, notcher 
  • Precision Machining – lathe and mill 

Key Personal Requirements

  • Trained and extensive experience, grinders, pillar drill, abrasive machinery, power tools 
  • Extensive experience air tools, compressor knowledge 
  • Extensive hand tool experience 
  • Significant engineering drawings knowledge and understanding 
  • Significant knowledge of engineering principles, lubricants, torques, bearing fits, tolerances etc. 
  • Hands-on and positive problem solver 
  • Experience producing jigs and fixtures 
  • Diverse Materials experience, composite; metal; plastic 
  • Basic electrical experience, fault finding 
  • Basic 3D printing knowledge 
  • Workshop H&S, COSHH 
  • Workshop management – stores, material stock, supplies, maintenance, service schedules 
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills 

Career Progression 

EAV has a Continued Professional Development programme for all employees. Marketing and Communications Executives will have the opportunity to develop their careers. As the company grows each area of the team will require team structure to be put into place so there is room for personal growth within the team. 

Salary: £ depending on experience

Permanent/full time position – 40 hours per week