Assembly Technician

up to £30,000

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  • Salary prorated to equivalent of: up to £30,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Based 5 days per week at Sunswap’s Leatherhead HQ 

About us

We are a clean-tech organisation who have created the world’s first purpose built battery and solar powered transport refrigeration unit (TRU). This is a fully electric system, is true zero-emission*, viable alternative to diesel power. Since being established in 2020 we have scaled a world-class team by 77% to accelerate innovation across all departments. We are looking for talent who want to join us on our mission, to decarbonise the global cold chain.

Last year we proudly announced partnerships with 8 customers including Samworth BrothersBannister TransportDFDSand Staples Vegetables & secured investment from Barclays and Clean Growth Fund to fuel our mission to decarbonise the cold chain. This year we were announced the Winner of the 2024 Technological Breakthrough award from the Cold Chain Federation.

Primarily, our team and culture distinguish Sunswap as an exceptional workplace. Our collective commitment to decarbonising the global cold chain unites us, fostering mutual support in achieving our mission. We strive to cultivate an inclusive, forward-thinking, and engaging culture that embraces everyone.

Our benefits 

  • 30 days of annual leave (includes a Wellbeing Day)
  • Sabbatical (after 3 years of working with Sunswap)
  • 5 free counselling sessions per year
  • Family leave ranging from 4 weeks to 4 months
  • Employee Share Options
  • Free Monthly Lunches & Quarterly Socials!
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free laptop & Sunswap merch

Job overview

We are seeking an Assembly Technician to join our team. You will be responsible for building the world’s first purpose built battery and solar powered transport refrigeration unit (TRU). This role involves working closely with the operations and engineering teams to ensure precise assembly according to detailed specifications and assembly instructions. You will be also be responsible for maintaining a high standard of quality, adhering to safety protocols, and contributing to a collaborative team environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Building production Transport Refrigeration Units.
  • Supporting with kitting parts for development and production builds.
  • Maintaining component traceability and ensuring the highest quality standards with minimal scrap.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any assembly issues or discrepancies to maintain production schedules.
  • Closely follow assembly instructions and maintain accurate documentation of assembly processes, including recording any deviations or modifications made during assembly.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for oneself and team members.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to enhance assembly processes, efficiency, and quality.
  • Maintain a clean and organised work area to ensure efficient workflow and minimise hazards.

Qualifications & experience

  • Over 1 years’ experience in one of the following is essential: Automotive sector, Prototype Build, Motorsport, Aerospace or Commercial Vehicles
  • Excellent demonstrable ‘hands on’ skills in both R&D and production environment with a high degree of technical and diagnostic experience.
  • Willingness to learn and work in part of multiple aspects of the Sunswap TRU Assembly process
  • The ability to interpret engineering information in multiple formats with a focus on assembly instructions, 2D drawings and 3D CAD assemblies.
  • Good awareness of Health and Safety, hazard perception and the correct use of PPE in the workplace


  • Electrical harnessing experience – fitting/reworking harnesses, LV and HV components
  • Experience working in an assembly environment with elements of Automatic Assembly
  • Forklift licence