Skilled Assembly Technician 

Up to £32k per annum Depending on Experience

We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.


Join us.

As a result of our continued expansion, SEA have a great opportunity for a Skilled Assembly Technician to join our growing team in Barnstaple. Our world leading engineers work in maritime communications that protect our armed forces and smart city technology, creating cleaner, safer cities. 

For this role you will need to be experienced in electro-mechanical assembly and be able to read, understand and follow wiring diagrams and technical drawings to create full assemblies. As a Skilled Assembly Technician you could be working on torpedo launching components one day, then part of an automatic number plate recognition camera the next.  

At SEA you won’t have to work shifts or weekends, just a 37.5 hour week with occasional overtime, flexi time, flexi leave and you get to finish at 12:30 on Friday! If this sounds like your next career move, apply now!


What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:


Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive special paid leave
Family & wellbeing:
  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • All Staff Bonus
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal – online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning
Facilities & resources:
  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking


What you’ll be doing

Working in a multi-skilled production team you will be responsible for providing assembly and machining support to Production and Engineering teams. Working closely with the Wiring Technicians, Test Technicians and Engineers to make sure our products are delivered to customers on time and with the highest quality standards.  Day to day tasks include things like:

  • Skilled in Mechanical and Electrical assembly work
  • Machining support to Production and Engineering Departments, experience in operating lathes, milling machines, drill presses, precision grinders etc would be an advantage.
  • Training support for company apprentices to gain experience with machine tools, developing the individuals’ skills, promoting shop H&S and instilling good housekeeping culture.


 The skills you need

  • Someone who has previous experience working within a skilled assembly technician, mechanical assembly, electro-mechanical role.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, wiring diagrams, assembly instruction guides, and electronic schematics.
  • You will be able to follow these instructions to create a full assembly using a mix of electrical and mechanical assembly skills.
  • Experience in hand soldering; polymer moulding processes; component handling and identification; wire size and type identification would be useful.
  • Competency in the use of measurement equipment e.g., volt meters, continuity testers, force gauges, micrometers, verniers and oscilloscopes.
  • Ideally you will have completed a relevant engineering or technical apprenticeship, have an NVQ Level 3 or have significant experience in a relevant role.


Join us and be part of something smaller – with 300 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 


If you would like to know more, please give our Talent Acquisition Advisor Ethan a call on 01373852304.



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