Prototype Mechanics - No longer accepting applications

Job role: Prototype Mechanics

Salary: £34,885 pa (£17.89ph)

Hours per week: 37.5

Location: Ford Dunton Campus, Essex

At Ford Motor Company we’re working to revolutionize mobility, fuelled by new challenges and creating solutions to build a better world for everyone. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility within Commercial Vehicles (CV), we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation. 

We’re looking for talent that wants to take us somewhere new with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. 

The Role 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Ford Prototype Build & Test team at their Dunton Campus in Basildon, Essex. We are looking for a number of Vehicle Electricians and Mechanics to join our existing teams as we accelerate our transition to Electrified and Autonomous vehicles. 


Typical day to day duties will involve :

  • Building / testing of prototype vehicles and advanced propulsion systems

  • The removal, testing, reworking and refitting of vehicle / powertrain components and subsystems

  • The manufacturing and setting up of test rigs, fixtures etc. to engineers specifications and instructions

  • The operation and inspection of test facilities and rigs

Whilst these positions are not part-time, we welcome applications from people who are, or would like to, work part-time in the event that a job share partner is available.

To excel in the role, you will need: 

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Applicants must have completed an industry recognised Automotive apprenticeship (Mechanical and / or Electrical & normally 4 years in duration)

  • Applicants must also have completed industry recognised qualifications (City & Guilds/ BTEC / NVQ /HNC etc)

  • Applicants must also have completed a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience 

  • The ability to read engineering drawings and work to engineering instructions

  • A strong team player with good communication and IT skills

  • Applicants must have a full UK driving licence

Experience required

  • Experience in Vehicle & Engine fitting and testing. 

  • Experience in working with Advanced Electrified Propulsion Systems such as Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEV), Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). 

  • Experience of using instrumentation and data logging equipment 

  • Experience in maintaining compliance for ISO 9001/ 14001 systems

Our values 

We rely on, respect, and care for each other. We build networks and partners without boundaries. We welcome everyone's unique contributions, communicate candidly, and work together as ONE team - we are a family. 


  • Competitive Salary 

  • Comprehensive Maternity Policy and Personal Development Programmes
  • Holidays - at least 26 days each year plus bank holidays 

  • Car Privilege Scheme - You can take advantage of the Privilege Car Scheme which means you and members of your family and friends can purchase vehicles at a discounted rate

  • Pension - You will be eligible to join a competitive pension arrangement with Company contributions up to a maximum of 11% 

  • Domestic Partner Benefits

Join the Ford family today to discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products and is always ready to go further.

Ford is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of gender, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief, gender reassignment and gender identity, age and those with caring responsibilities.

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