Engineer and Production Worker

Closing Date:

8th October 21

Established in 2018, Miniature Railway Workshop Ltd. manufacture products in Lenton, Nottingham. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and a high level of customer satisfaction. As a growing business, our employees need to adapt to a rapidly changing product portfolio and help deliver the products we manufacture in a timely manner. Our products are predominantly designed and developed in-house; the ideal candidate will be able to think on their feet and assist with bringing new products to market.


We are looking for a candidate with a strong engineering and design background who can be flexible with their time as the order book changes. 

We are currently looking for a candidate to work 2-3 days a week, but this can change with the order book. Therefore, we adopt a flexible working schedule with both weekday and weekend work available. 

Desirable skills:

  • Welding and fabricating (Mig and Tig)

  • Assembly and production experience

  • Knowledge/experience of Microsoft and similar applications

  • Experience working with maintenance/repair

  • Able to demonstrate team working skills

  • Be comfortable in a role involving manual labour and able to pass a medical for Safety-Critical Work


Preferred but non-essential skills looked for:

  • Knowledge/experience of CAD and CNC manufacturing

  • Manual machining and general shop floor skill

  • Skills and experience around full size or miniature railways

  • Have a valid UK driving licence and use of their own vehicle

  • Experience of operations within the heritage railway sector

  • Have the ability to think logically, stay calm and prioritise their workload when under pressure

  • Have excellent people skills and be able to work well with both paid and volunteer colleagues

  • Be a clear communicator, both verbally and in written form

  • Have a good eye for detail and accuracy

  • This is an important, safety-critical role within our organisation. An attractive salary can be offered to the right candidate based on their experience and capabilities.


Candidates interested in applying for this role should send a cover letter and CV to:

Miniature Railway Workshop, Tennant Building, Unit 7, The Midway, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2TS

Alternatively, please send to miniaturerailwayworkshop@gmail.com

Portfolios and/or evidence of completed projects are welcome.