Job Title 

Manufacturing Process Operator (Fabrication)


Blackbushe, Yateley, Hampshire UK

Reporting to

Manufacturing Manager

Job Purpose

To build the full range of transducer assemblies within recommended assembly build times and ensuring the highest level of quality standards throughout the production process.


Principal Responsibilities

    1. 1. To mechanically assemble the constituent parts of the transducer products following Company engineering drawings, this will involve some fine soldering and processing moulding materials.
      2. 2. To highlight any specification or design error through the Cell Co-ordinators or Departmental Manager or directly with the Electro-Mechanical Design Department.
      4. 3. To ensure all activities are completed in accordance with current Quality System procedures and standards and, wherever possible, within recommended times specified on the Company ERP system.
      6. 4. To raise the appropriate levels of non-conformance reports ie Observation Reports, Engineering Change requests etc in compliance with the Company Quality System requirements and Departmental guidelines.  
      8. 5. To establish effective working relations with all departments, ie Production Engineering, Stores, Quality etc to ensure maximum co-operation for the timely resolution of assembly related issues.
      10. 6. To provide assistance and support to other Assembly staff when requested, to complete specific activities.
      12. 7. To understand and follow all Manufacturing Department administrative procedures and maintain records via the systems provided.  
      14. 8. To understand and use Company IT resources, ie Intranet and Manufacturing Database.


Core Company-wide Responsibilities

  1. 1. To understand, apply and promote a ‘safety first’ culture, personally and amongst all direct reports, ensuring strict compliance with both Sonardyne and Customer policies, procedures and practices relating to Health, Safety and Environment, including the completion of risk assessments, workplace inspections, wearing of PPE, complying with Safe Working Instructions, undertaking training and communication, incident investigations and ensuring timely identification, escalation and resolution of any aspects that could adversely impact employees health & safety or others, as a result of Sonardyne work activities.

    2. To ensure awareness, understanding and adherence to all Company Policies and Procedures including Health & Safety, Anti Bribery, Code of Conduct/Ethics, ISO – QMS, Financial, Commercial, Operational and Employment related.

    3. To contribute to the Sonardyne continuous improvement process through the presentation of corrective actions, suggestions, or initiatives, focussed on increasing efficiency, productivity,technical advancement, customer satisfaction and employee morale etc within the Survey Teamor Companywide.

    4. To maintain an update technical and professional job competencies (qualification, knowledge, and personal skills), through continuous personal development including formal training, self-directed learning, use of professional workshops, membership of professional bodies, literature reviews etc.

    5. To keep up to date with Company organisation and structure, technology, products, applications and customers, through attendance on training events, personal liaison with internal commercial, technical and business support staff and awareness of general Company internal communications.

    6. To establish, maintain and promote effective internal working relationships across the Company through the demonstration of positive two-way communications, planning, and collaborative working style.


Competency Requirements:


Able to read and interpret Engineering drawings

Previous manufacturing assembly experience

Ability to use production equipment, i.e. soldering irons, crimps etc

Personal Skills

Attention to detail


Self sufficient

Personal drive and enthusiasm

Ability to work well with others

Communications: Verbal and written

Excellent Manual dexterity

Ability to lift up to 25kg



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