Production Technician


Job Reference: SV TEC 1 & SP TEC 3
Shift Pattern: Days
Location: UTAC Special Vehicles UK Limited
Millbrook, Bedford


Job Description

Reporting to: Technician Supervisors, Operations Director

A member of the UTAC Special Vehicles UK Team, this technician role will support various programmes in the development & build of prototype vehicles as well as series production activity.  Projects can vary from minor modification of OEM platforms through to significant conversion activity.  More detailed projects require elements of mechanical, electrical and trim operations to be carried out.  Typically stripping parts of a vehicle to BIW, installing and modifying electrical and mechanical systems and components before rebuilding.  Tasks can also include off vehicle sub assembly, chassis development as well as bespoke installations of trim and electronic systems to the vehicle interior. 

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Strip, modification, and rebuild of vehicle components including vehicle trim.
  • Fitting mechanical components in line with the guidance provided to the designated quality standard.
  • Specific skills are required for different build stations, namely:
    • Trim – full strip and re-build of vehicle interior.
    • Fabrication – installation of modifications to the vehicle platform.
    • Electrical – fitment of additional wiring looms and components.
  • Focus on continuous improvement - working with the Technician Supervisor to improve efficiency/quality during build.
  • Ensure that any build sheet discrepancies are fed back appropriately to material control and production control.
  • Ensure that all tools and equipment are fit for purpose, including calibration requirements.
  • Be responsible for maintaining a working environment in accordance to health and safety standards.
  • Vehicle preparation for test and assessment
  • Focus on continuous improvement - working with the engineering and production leadership teams to improve efficiency/quality during build.
  • Act in accordance with the code of conduct for UTAC group staff at all times.


Person Specification

  • Automotive/Mechanical/Body/Electronics Repair City & Guilds or equivalent
Core competencies:
  • Experience within a vehicle conversion organisation, dealership or body shop conducting mechanical, electrical and trim work.
  • Fabrication – welding, machine tools, trim work, prototyping etc.
  • Vehicle servicing & diagnostics
  • Experience fitting/replacing automotive glass
Advantageous Qualities:
  • Computer literate desirable
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings.
  • Able to follow develop and assist developing procedures.
  • Flexible and adaptable to new situations.
Personal Behaviours:
  • Desire to provide excellent service and produce best in class results.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Problem solving mentality, an agent for change, establishing, driving and embracing industry best practice.
  • Pragmatic, ability to work proactively within a team and provide self starting leadership when the opportunity presents
Essential requirements:
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Full UK driving license
Other information:

Working Environment:                            Vehicle assembly areas/Vehicle workshops


Travel Required:                          Travel as required within the UK and mainland Europe


To apply please email your cover letter and CV to