Mechanical Technician

DNVGL Limited, Cumbria

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DNV GL Oil & Gas Region UK is seeking a full-time Mechanical Technician to join our Research & Testing team, which performs large and full-scale major hazard tests.


The purpose of the role is to be part of a team that designs, builds, operates and maintains experimental test rigs used for major hazard research and testing (fire, explosion, dispersion, cryogenic etc.).


The person should have a solid background in welding and fabrication, with the ability to function effectively in high pressure environments while multi-tasking, be self-motivated, resourceful, and able to work with minimum direct supervision. This position is based at Spadeadam.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.


The Mechanical Technician assumes a high level of responsibility, supporting our Construction and Maintenance teams in their delivery of client projects. Successful Mechanical Technicians are fast learners and self-motivated, independent workers. They have the ability to work under pressure and the willingness to work in varying conditions.


The main responsibility of the Mechanical Technician is to design, construct and maintain experimental/test rigs  in accordance with Clients timelines. Duties include:

  • Fabrication of metal components (including structural components) ensuring that the highest standards in finish and tolerances, in accordance with information supplied, are achieved using recognised industry best practice
  • Welding of components and framework using a variety of welding processes
  • Operation of manual and automated machine tools, as part of the fabrication process when required
  • Operation of construction plant (including lifting equipment)
  • Understanding design and fabrication drawings
  • Maintaining machinery, tools, gauges and equipment in a clean, orderly and safe manner
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements for testing activities
  • Sharing industry knowledge/training apprentices

Position Qualifications

Technical / Professional Expertise and Qualifications Required

  • A HNC or equivalent in an engineering field
  • Profound experience in welding and fabrication
  • Relevant CITB/RTITB plant certificates
  • Experience working with machinery
  • Good communication and influencing skills

Competency Requirements

  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Familiarity with workshop environment and handheld tools and machinery
  • Ability to work with tight response times, ensuring inquires and issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Customer focused and results driven is key
  • Proven Health, Safety and Environment mindset
  • Excellent organisational skills - Ability to plan and prioritise own workload and work on own initiative as well as manage conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to work pro-actively within a team environment
  • Able to work on own initiative

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, and working conditions.  It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making fair decisions about the job.


In no event shall the job description be construed to represent a contract of employment.  DNV GL maintains “at-will” employment, where either party is free to dissolve the relationship at any time.


DNV GL is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the work place.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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