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Article by: admin in - 22 February

Fiennes Group


The Fiennes Group is a world-class centre of excellence for automotive engineering, craftsmanship, classic  restoration, machining, and manufacturing skills. The specialist companies in our group provide trade and  private customers with an all-encompassing set of services that seamlessly deliver a full range of solutions. For  decades we have breathed new life into Vintage, Classic, and Commercial Vehicles.


We are seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated workshop engineer or tool maker to join our talented precision  engineering team in Lechlade to undertake rare engineering tasks across every aspect of restoration,  reclamation, repair, component part production and engine reconditioning. The role will focus on evaluating the  requirement of each project on an individual basis and recommend solutions and to use engineering knowledge  and techniques to understand and carry out restoration, reclamation, and reconditioning tasks. It will provide  hands-on technical support to meet customer requirements ensuring that the highest level of quality and  customer service are achieved.

The Candidate 

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Understand each individual engineering requirement by project and use engineering experience and  techniques to carry out all customer requirements
  • Identify problems and cause of failure, strip component and carry out preparation and cleaning where  possible
  • Inspect relevant components and identify cause of failure, carry out restoration, reclamation or  reconditioning tasks as required, refit or manufacture with reference to and interpretation of relevant  production information and where available, original manufacturer manuals or customer  specification. Work is to be carried out in accordance with the Company Procedure
  • Identify parts requirements and assist in the effective sourcing of parts. This may require reverse  engineering methods to produce parts that are no longer available
  • Efficient and effective use of a range of machinery to carry out required repairs, restoration to  specifications, including turning, milling, boring, and grinding. Build the relevant part or components  to the defined standard ensuring fits, clearances and modification standards are accurate
  • Carry out final checks on completed work; all work must adhere to the Company’s quality standards • Effective communication with the internal team to resolve issues during the project; liaise with  internal departments, provide data including job cards, timeline, and costings to ensure accuracy of  estimates and invoices
  • Assist in managing customer relationships. All work is to be completed within estimates and timelines.  Should the work need to be re-assessed ensure that the customer is advised, and approval is obtained  for any deviations or additional work identified, including impact on timeline and budget
  • Provide technical/engineering support as required to internal department and customers to ensure that customer queries are dealt with professionally and expediently. Working with suppliers,  colleagues, and customers to provide solutions to engineering and component re-manufacturing  requirements
  • Test and verify automotive parts and components using various tools and precision measuring  equipment such as dial gauges, micrometres, setting gauges, vernier callipers etc
  • Carry out general administration (all paperwork completed and logged) and engineering workshop  duties; ensure that the work area is kept clean, tidy and is safe to work in


  • Analytical/investigation skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Team player
  • Relationship building
  • IT skills of basic office and email software
  • Commercial awareness and good understanding of costs incurred estimate/invoice process to avoid  unnecessary delays in payments
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • 5 years + engineering experience with proven knowledge in general engineering and traditional  machining methods
  • Engineering and re-manufacturing experience including reverse engineering and pressure testing  • Experience working on classic, vintage vehicles
  • Restoration, reclamation, and engine reconditioning
  • An interest in the mechanical aspects of classic cars/vehicles
  • A good understanding on internal combustion engines, and traditional associated skills would be  useful

To apply for this role please click here and send your CV and covering lettering outlining the knowledge, skills and experience that you have. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19 March 2021.

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