Engineering Assistant – G K & N Services, Holmfirth

Engineering Assistant:

Job Type: Full-Time

Hours: 40

Shift Pattern- Monday-Thursday (7:30am – 4:30pm), Friday (7:30am-1:30pm)

Location: Scholes, Holmfirth


Job Description:

G K & N Services Ltd (including G K & N Spares Ltd) are a family run company based in Holmfirth; we design, manufacture and build bespoke road and rail vehicle tankers and sell them to the biggest operators in the UK, as well as running an online and onsite shop which supplies accessories to drainage, welfare and jetting companies.


Due to expansion, and a full order book, G K & N Services is now seeking an Engineering Assistant to perform a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment. They will take direction and instruction from senior members of the team to aid the production in manufacture, finishing and delivery of high-quality tankers for he jetting, drainage and welfare industry.


Purpose of Role:

The purpose of the role is to aid production by supporting the final assembly and fitting department alongside assisting in goods inwards practices and any other general duties required.

Key areas:

  • Collate parts for specific projects in an orderly and logical manor whilst in the factory.
  • Loading and unloading of goods using the forklift, overhead crane or other means to aid both spares and services ensuring goods are positioned in the advised places, labelled up and required personnel are informed.
  • On delivery of products, quality check the goods and ensure they are as stated on the purchase order, then store as per instructions from the purchasing and parts coordinator.
  • Report any faulty or incorrect parts sent from suppliers to the purchasing department.
  • Perform basic engineering duties
  • Ensure the workshop and external areas are kept uncluttered and organised.
  • Carry out plant, equipment and vehicle checks to ensure all are fit for use and in a clean and tidy state whilst documenting, reporting and (when possible) rectifying any defects as well as notifying the relevant staff.
  • Work and adhere to risk assessments, method statements and company procedures as to meet all legislative and business requirements.
  • Always maintain a clean and safe working environment for yourself and others.


Key skills and Experience:

  • A positive, enthusiastic person with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Be competent (and confident) in the loading, unloading and transportation of high value goods.
  • Able to work under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and ambitious.
  • Experienced in the selection and safe use of hand and power tools.
  • Basic knowledge in the use of engineering equipment and other general workshop machinery.
  • Possess a basic understanding of the principals of mechanical engineering gained within a similar manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, being able to prioritise requirements to meet differing demands.


Experience in an engineering environment (Essential)

Experience in Goods in/out or warehousing (Desired)

Forklift truck experience (Essential)

Full and current British driving license (Essential)



  • Company pension adviser and company contribution
  • Bupa health plan after a qualifying period


Apply by CV only to or call 01484 684128 for more details, please add “As seen on” within your application, thank you.




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