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Smith Bros & Webb Ltd.

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Date Posted: Tuesday 19 June 2012
Originally founded in 1886, Smith Bros & Webb Limited is considered by many to be the foremost British manufacturer of automatic washing machines in the bus, truck, tram and train wash sectors, with a highly professional support network of factory trained engineers. Sold under the brand Britannia, a name synonymous with quality and longevity in the vehicle wash industry, the British designed vehicle washes can be found in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.

Smith Bros & Webb Limited is currently in the process of being restructured, with new priorities being set for the business going forward. New product design/product re-engineering and quality project delivery are seen as pivotal to the future success of the company and they are therefore seeking an individual with the appropriate mix of mechanical experience and CAD capability who can fill this enhanced and developing future role within the business.

Role responsibilities
• Work with engineering and service departments to develop new products and improve existing designs.
• Produce design drawings of new and existing products.
• Prepare layout drawings of installation sites and equipment location.
• Input building structure data and equipment parts to data base.
• Prepare BOM’s and assist with Operation & Maintenance manuals
• Provide technical and drawing support to Service, Engineering, Sales, Purchasing and Project departments.

Your Experience / Skills
Mechanical engineering background is essential, preferably combined with some understanding of electrics.
• CAD experience can have been gained through use of above software in a relevant industry, or by virtue of degree subject.
• Knowledge of the following would also be useful:
1. PLC programming
2. Hydraulics
3. Pneumatics
• Previous experience of civil works would be advantageous.
• Familiarity with compiling Bills of Materials would be useful, as would an awareness of Operation & Maintenance manuals.

Technical expertise
• Must be a competent user of AutoCAD, with evidence of some experience of using the software in a working environment.
• Experience of Solid Works would be an advantage.
• Ability to interpret existing 2D drawings in first & third angle projections.
• Must be computer and numerically literate in Microsoft packages (Microsoft Project would be particularly useful).

Personal characteristics
• Must be able to communicate with customers and suppliers.


Preference will be given to candidates with a mechanical engineering degree background

Salary Range:

Alcester, Warwickshire


Placement Type:

If you are interested in applying for this job or would like to find out more, please send CV along with introductory email identifying this position to the contact details below:

Howard Huckfield (Technical Design Manager)


Contact Phone
01789 767009

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