Reporting to Engine Build Team Leader
Department Engineering
Standard Working Hours Monday to Friday – 37.5 hours per week
Location Shoreham-by-Sea
Holiday Entitlement 20 days, rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service

To work as part of a team in developing an innovative power-dense marine diesel engine and associated components. 

Responsibilities and Duties

As a Prototype Engine Build Technician, your primary duties and key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Prepare engine and gearbox mechanical work which includes key measurement acquisition and testing to conform to engineering specifications and reporting these outcomes.
  • Correct handling of components before and during installation.
  • Daily upkeep of workshop and company tools while reporting of defects.
  • Mechanical fault finding leading to repairs and maintained.
  • Recording of project documentation as required.
  • Support the engineering teams with feedback from assembly with sequence or tolerance complications found.
  • Develop documentation and record assembly data during the build.
  • Assist the company with transitioning from development to full-scale production.

Job role

As an engine build technician, you will be confident and experienced in all aspects of engine assembly including, prototype singular builds with extensive data recording and measurement capability’s though to product rework/repair while utilising production fit sequence methods.

Key Responsibilities

  • A strong practical knowledge and experience of mechanical assembly is vital.
  • You will also be prepared to adopt a flexible approach to working hours to ensure manufacturing activities are carried out safely and efficiently when required.
  • You will be able to work in a safe manner in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety requirements.

Behavioural Standards:

Professional behaviour is always expected in the workplace, this is primarily to respect colleges and conduct yourself in a kind and courteous manor internally and externally in order to maintain healthy work relationships.

Skills and Experience:

  • Time served engineering technician with proven experience in a similar engine build/repair role.
  • Be proficient in engine build processes and reporting build concerns
  • Experience of using instrumentation and data logging/acquisition
  • Present information clearly and concisely through verbal and written communication
  • IT literate and proficient with Microsoft software packages
  • Experience supersedes qualifications. However, relevant qualifications are favoured.


  • BTEC, City and Guilds Level 3, higher or equivalent in an engineering or automotive persuasion.

If you wish to apply for this role, please click on the apply button, or email, and include: Your current CV, covering letter including salary expectations and any notice period.

About Cox Powertrain

Cox Powertrain is a privately owned, well-funded, company. It has taken a clean sheet approach through its development programme to deliver diesel engine designs that combine innovation, with best engineering practice to develop patented technologies to unlock new levels of power density.

The company is an exciting place to work, where innovative and unusual ideas are actively encouraged. The business is rapidly growing, and as such – is the ideal environment for a candidate wishing to work in a business with opportunity for career progression, and to be involved in an industry-changing development from relatively early on.


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  • Your current CV
  • Covering letter including salary expectation and any notice period

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