Electrical Design Engineer

AF Switchgear are looking for an Electrical Design Engineer to take 100% ownership of
Electrical CAD, providing services to Engineering by ensuring efficient and effective
implementation and deployment of the Electrical CAD package as well as all previous drawings on AutoCAD, and delivering opportunities for continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent attention to detail skills and be experienced in Electrical CAD operating, in order to effectively manage the Electrical CAD aspect of contracts on behalf of the Engineering Team and ensure that there is a seamless harmony between design and drawing content. A good knowledge of electrical schematics and the ability to manage contract deadlines are key to this role.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to:

• Manage, control and ‘own’ the CAD aspect of given contracts.
• Produce and maintain standard master drawings both SSE Electrical CAD and
• Work efficiently to manage the CAD aspect of projects for all the Engineering
• Give technical support to the Applications Engineers and clients where applicable.
• Work on behalf of the Engineer to efficiently produce all schematics on time.
• Ensure all General Arrangements (GA) are to the standard CAD library and the
ongoing development of the GA standards inclusive of development of dynamic blocks.
• Liaise with sales, fabrication and copper cell departments for development of standard
CAD GA drawings.
• Prepare and communicate weekly work schedules for effective workload management.
• Report to Senior Management team regarding workload.
• Reviewing technical documentation of contract systems to understand their functions.
• Prepare CAD drawings with efficient use of hardware to keep costs to a minimum.
• Support collaborative cross-team communication.
• Develop a library of documentation for standardisation of documentation.
• Recommend viable solutions to reduce costs as well as improve processes and
product quality.
• Develop the new software and implementation of all the additional applications to assist other departments when required.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please email dbunting@afswitchgear.co.uk

After Paint Assembler ~ Day Shift


Due to expansion, we require a further After Paint Assembler to join the team.

Reporting to the Works Supervisor and Lead Operative, the successful applicant will be responsible for the assembly of painted parts prior to dispatch.

Good communication skills and attention to detail are key to this role.

Hours:  39.5 / week.  08:00 – 16:30 – Monday to Thursday

08:00 – 16:00 – Friday

Full Time / Permanent

General Operative ~ Day Shift


Responsible to the Works Supervisor, providing additional support where required on the Punch, Laser, press brake, Painting / Preparation prior to paint and After paint assembly processes, keeping the manufacturing areas tidy and assist with moving goods between factories.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Always adhere to health and safety.
  • To remain on the job in a productive role.
  • To assist with lifting within the manufacturing area.
  • To assist the Works Supervisor and Lead Operative
  • To give guidance and support to sub-contractors
  • To discuss opportunities to increase productivity with the Works Supervisor and Lead Operative
  • To inform Works Supervisor and Lead Operative of any urgently required equipment.
  • To inform the Works Supervisor and Lead Operative of any concerns regarding parts/build/people/equipment
  • To effectively maintain the tidiness, safety and cleanliness of the manufacturing areas and car park.
  • Working closely with the Manufacturing Team, including the Works Supervisor, Lead Operatives, other Works Operatives and in addition, the Applications Engineers, Contracts Engineer, and Engineering Director at all times.
  • Attend meetings as required/requested.
  • Comply with the requirements BS EN ISO 9001 quality system

Hours:  39.5 / week.  08:00 – 16:30 – Monday to Thursday

08:00 – 16:00 – Friday

Full Time / Permanent

Copper Design Engineer / Radan Programmer


We are looking for a Copper Design Engineer / Radan Programmer to join the Copper Cell Team.

Reporting to the Operations Manager the successful candidate will be responsible or creating drawing files and CNC programmes for the manufacture of all copperwork.

Responsibilities include but are not exclusive to:

  • Creation of copperwork drawings using 2D / 3D based on fabrication model supplied by AF Fabrications.
  • Preparation of copperwork drawings based on the fabrication design, supplied by AF Fabrications and the engineering standards and prepare CNC programmes using the Radan interface in a timely manner.
  • Developing a system based on 3D drawing to enable the fast transfer of information into a CNC programme.
  • Development of a database / library of standard products based on standard fabrication principals.
  • Work in a timely manner to achieve production start and target dates.
  • Radan previously prepared copper layouts
  • Creation of copperwork drawings using 2D/3D based on fabrication models supplied by AF Fabrications.
  • Design of copper work and creation of CNC machine programmes for the supply of all copperwork to the assembly areas.

Engineering Assistant X2

We are currently looking to recruit the following 2 x ENGINEERING ASSISTANT  AF Switchgear are looking for 2 x Engineering Assistant to provide support for the Engineering team.  Responsible to the Engineering Director, responsibilities include but are not exclusive to:
  • Creation of label drawings using AutoCAD
  • Compiling internal label lists and sending to CSD in readiness for the shopfloor.
  • Place orders as directed onto Efacs system.
  • Production of O&M manuals
  • Typing of Documents
  • Filing/archiving of Engineering paperwork, contracts, drawings etc.
  • Entering parts onto Efacs.
  • Maintain/ update parts database for Master parts List.
  • Assist Engineering in the supply of contract/ site / work files.
  • Scanning documents.
  • Assist Engineers dependent on work level and holiday periods.
  • Carry out general clerical and other duties as delegated by Engineering Director
  • Attend meetings as required/requested.
  • In liaison with Engineers carry out cross checking of Purchase orders and Identifying errors which exceed line values.
  • Responsibility for complying with and implementing the Q&E management system within their area of activity.
Training in company processes and procedures will be given.  However, good keyboard, IT skills and attention to detail are all key qualities necessary for this role. If you would like to be part of this busy team, please email dbunting@afswitchgear.co.uk