Model maker/Fitter - Aerodynamics

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    £25k - 32k per year

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    Jeff Lane

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    01384 446108

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Model Maker - Bedford - Permanent - £25-£32k DOE & benefits

I am seeking a Model Maker for an independent research and development organisation who are experienced in providing a range of specialist services to the worldwide aerospace industry including aerodynamic design, CFD, wind tunnel model design and wind tunnel test.

The Model Maker will work as part of a determined and professional team, fitting and assembling wind tunnel components on a range of aircraft models which are assembled together and tested within the onsite wind tunnel.

What You Will Do:

As Model Maker you will;

  • Carry out all aspects of fitting activity; hand working surfaces to remove machine marks, blending component joint lines to remove steps/gaps, fitting precision components and assembling models
  • Monitor the serviceability of Fitting Section machines, equipment and tooling
  • Ensure a safe and timely handover of the work in progress to the incoming shift and Teamleader ensuring that adequate notes and technical advice are available
  • Make recommendations for process improvement in Fitting techniques
  • Undertake additional metal model making as requested

What You Will Need:

As Model Maker

  • A time served, fully skilled engineer/toolmaker in the role of a metal model maker.
  • Solid understanding (at least foundation level) of other skills such as EDM wiring and plunge, turning, jig boring, grinding and CNC machining
  • Experienced in the effective and efficient bench fitting of components, sub-assemblies and assemblies.
  • Self-motivated and keen to develop engineering skills to full potential

What You Will Get:

As Model Maker

  • Employment with this centre of excellence in aerospace engineering, design, test and development
  • Competitive salary & benefits & overtime & shift premium
  • Working on many prestigious projects for the world's major civil aircraft and defence system manufacturers


Suitably qualified and experienced Model makers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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