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Vehicle Manufacturing Technician

Working on the assembly of new vehicles, ensuring they are high-quality and safe for customers

How this role makes a difference

While cars are the dominant vehicles on the road they are not the only vehicles that are manufactured. There are many different kinds of vans, trucks and tankers, as well as vehicles that head into space or work at sea.

Today, advanced manufacturing methods are used to manufacture all vehicles, and continuous improvements are made to the production line to make the manufacturing process as efficient as possible and ensure the highest quality end product. You could be the technician who contributes to how vehicles are made and makes sure they are all delivered to exactly the right standards.

The kind of work you’ll do

  • Carrying out production and quality checks
  • Dealing with engineering and manufacturing problems
  • Completing documentation using the necessary recording systems
  • Reviewing processes and procedures
  • Upgrading and fixing machinery
  • Trialling the production of vehicles on an upgraded production line
Useful skills
Useful skills
Critical thinking
Useful skills
Problem solving

What you can bring to the role

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Future career opportunities

With experience and training, you could become a team supervisor, quality control technical or workshop section leader.

You could also progress to being a senior maintenance engineer, with responsibility for a team that services and repairs production line machinery.

How to get into this role

There’s no perfect career path or ideal way into your dream job.

But if you’re interested in education and training options that could be relevant to this role, you might want to consider:  

Schools and colleges each have their own career guidance plan and can provide detailed information, advice, and guidance on options and next steps.

A little more about the role

Exciting features...

Whether you work for a small specialist or large multinational manufacturing business, you will come across the term Lean Manufacturing. This is an approach to manufacturing that is focused on maximising productivity, while simultaneously minimising waste. The continuous emphasis on finding lean methods of production creates an innovative environment, where all ideas are discussed and often trialled to see how much of a difference they make.

Other job titles...

This role can also be known by some other job titles including:

Mechatronics Technician
Costing Engineer
Installation Engineer
Manufacturing Quality Engineer
Manufacturing Procurement Engineer
Manufacturing Production Engineer
Process Engineer
Production Support Engineer
Quality Engineer
Testing and Commissioning Engineer

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