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Brother Industries UK Ltd is a manufacturing division of Brother Industries Ltd, a global multi-business enterprise with its headquarters in Nagoya, Japan. Brother manufactures products ranging from office printers to industrial machining centres – see www.brother.com. Brother Industries UK Ltd. based in Wrexham, North Wales and is one of the award-winning manufacturing facilities in Europe.

We currently have vacancies in our automation department, which is at the forefront of Brother’s drive to automate both new and remanufacturing processes worldwide, working on projects from initial design, build and implementation, both in the UK and overseas facilities. Our automation team, create bespoke automated equipment / production lines, working with major suppliers and utilising processes such as 3D CAD industrial robots, Cobots along with 3D printings while incorporating smart factory, industry 4.0 technologies.


About the role - Automation Mechanical Design Engineer

As an automation mechanical design engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing and improving our production lines and equipment of the future for use in the UK and other Brother production facilities worldwide. You will be involved at every stage from design, development, buiks commissioning and improvement.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Develop detailed designs using CAD software.
  • Conduct research and analysis to ensure design feasibility and optimization.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation of designs, modifications, and project progress.
  • Prepare project costings including bill of materials.
  • Perform testing and validation to ensure design performance and reliability.
  • Provide support for modifications / design changes found at build / commissioning stages of the project.
  • Support / troubleshoot existing equipment both in our facility and other group companies.

About you

Knowledge, Technical Skills, and Experience

  • Education to a degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a similar subject.
  • Experience in equipment design/development.
  • Strong Knowledge of using 3D CAD.
  • Knowledge of Industrial automation and manufacturing processes.

Soft skills

  • Have an interest in system / mechanical assembly design.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.

Why join Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd

  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and contribute to innovative projects.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Career development and growth opportunities.
  • Opportunity to travel within the Brother Group sites worldwide.
  • Chance to make a meaningful impact and shape the future of automation.

  • Salary & Benefits

    Starting salary £34,000 ~ £36,000

    As well as a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package including non-contributory pension, discretionary bonus scheme, on site subsidised restaurant, numerous opportunities for overseas travel, discounts on Brother products and training and development opportunities to progress your career.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday (avg of between 21~23 non-working Fridays per year)
    8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 4:15pm

    If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to the HR Department at hr@biuk.co.uk or click the apply button below.


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    Brother Industries UK Ltd is a manufacturing division of Brother Industries Ltd, a global multi-business enterprise with its headquarters in Nagoya, Japan. Brother manufactures products ranging from office printers to industrial machining centres – see www.brother.com. Brother Industries UK Ltd. based in Wrexham, North Wales and is one of the award-winning manufacturing facilities in Europe.

    We currently have vacancies in our recycling technology center (RTC) department, which is at the forefront of Brother’s recycling processes worldwide, working on sustainability and remanufacturing projects from 2012, both in the UK and overseas facilities.


    About the role - RTC Apprentice Engineer

    As an apprentice RTC engineer, you will work closely with other team members, in remanufactured related projects.

    This role would suit someone with the willingness to learn and develop their skills of working to develop and evaluate manufacturing processes for Brother parts. You will get involved with a wide variety of work including (but not limited to):

    • Project Support: coordination of each stage of a new product introduction cycle from R&D to mass production. Some responsibilities include:
      • Experimental design and sample preparation for the support of R&D investigations, including tests such as life, yield and environmental testing, etc.
      • Gathering and analysing data attained from experiments and problem solving using Six Sigma techniques.
      • Creation of diverse documentation such as work instructions, flowcharts and process control charts for new model introductions.
    • Confirming the performance and implementing changes in the design of current products.
    • Involvement in continuous improvement activities around the factories. Identifying/improving recycling techniques and sharing ideas with automation and production departments.
    • Ensuring the adherence to rules and regulations for the remanufacture and recycling of various products.
    • Communicating and working within a multicultural environment on research and development, sharing ideas and learning from their ways of working.

    About you

    We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a prominent level of skill in mechanical engineering. This will include:

    • You will have an interst in pursuing a level 3 NVQ diploma in mechanical manufacturing engineering or similar qualification.
    • You can demonstrate a prominent level of skill in proactive problem solving and are a dedicated and tenacious with an ability to quickly learn new concepts and take ownership of tasks.
    • Willingness to travel overseas on business.
    • It would be desirable to have a knowledge of Japanese/Czech/Slovakian language and culture would be an advantage.

    Why join Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd

  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and contribute to innovative projects.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Career development and growth opportunities.
  • Chance to make a meaningful impact and shape the future of automation.

  • Salary & Benefits

    Salary: £15,844.56

    As well as a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package including non-contributory pension, discretionary bonus scheme, on site subsidised restaurant, numerous opportunities for overseas travel, discounts on Brother products and training and development opportunities to progress your career.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday (avg of between 21~23 non-working Fridays per year)
    8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 4:15pm

    If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to the HR Department at hr@biuk.co.uk or click the apply button below.


    Click here to apply

    Please note: Clicking the apply button will auto-launch your default mail application.

    Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd is a manufacturing division of Brother Industries Ltd, a global multi-business enterprise with its headquarters in Nagoya, Japan. Brother manufactures products ranging from office printers to industrial machining centres – see www.brother.com. Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. based in Wrexham, North Wales and is one of the award-winning manufacturing facilities in Europe.

    We are pleased to announce that we have a vacancy within our IT Department to support the management of the company’s IT infrastructure and supporting the digital transformation in the organisation looking for an IT Engineer to help support their tech team in developing award-winning bespoke software platforms.


    About the role - IT Engineer

    Providing excellent IT support and day-to-day maintenance of systems to the client base. The role offers great scope and the opportunity to further grow and progress in your career. Working as part of our IT Department, the role will be to developing IT solutions by programming in a range of languages to suit the applications

    What you will be responsible for:

    • Active Directory, Windows Servers, SQL, VMware, Veeam Linux Servers 2016+, Confluence.
    • Microsoft Office 365 support and good knowledge of Windows operating systems 7+.
    • Assist with general software installation and network management.
    • Network device management & installation, print servers, laptops / desktops, switches, firewalls, Raspberry Pi’s. configuration and ongoing usability of system hardware and software.
    • Advanced in Windows 10 & 11.

    A good Knowledge of the following would be advantageous

    • FIA framework, IT documentation control.
    • PHP, Laravel, Python, C#, SSH, X11, VLAN, SMB,GITHUB.
    • Lansweeper, Jira, Metabase, Meraki Cloud, Visual Studio Code, Azure Data Studio, SharePoint and Jupyter.

    About you

    You will have a passion for IT and the prevention of security threats and attack vectors, Active Directory management tasks, networking devices such as firewalls and switches and basic IT security principles and will have completed a minimum HNC/HND or Degree in IT/Software development with between 1-2 years experience in an IT programming background. The successful candidate should be able to communicate well on all levels and should have the ability to communicate complex IT issues in simple terms.


    Why join Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd

  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and contribute to innovative projects.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Career development and growth opportunities.
  • Opportunity to travel within the Brother Group sites worldwide.
  • Chance to make a meaningful impact and shape the future of business.

  • Location

    You’ll be working from our office based in Ruabon, Wrexham.


    Salary & Benefits

    Salary £30,000

    As well as a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package including non-contributory pension, discretionary bonus scheme, on site subsidised restaurant, numerous opportunities for overseas travel, discounts on Brother products and training and development opportunities to progress your career.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 4:15pm
    * approx 19~21 Friday's off per year

    If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to the HR Department at hr@biuk.co.uk or click the apply button below.


    Click here to apply

    Please note: Clicking the apply button will auto-launch your default mail application.

    Brother Industries UK Ltd is a manufacturing division of Brother Industries Ltd, a global multi-business enterprise with its headquarters in Nagoya, Japan. Brother manufactures products ranging from office printers to industrial machining centres – see www.brother.com. Brother Industries UK Ltd. based in Wrexham, North Wales and is one of the award-winning manufacturing facilities in Europe.

    We currently have vacancies in our automation department, which is at the forefront of Brother’s drive to automate both new and remanufacturing processes worldwide, working on projects from initial design, build and implementation, both in the UK and overseas facilities. Our automation team, create bespoke automated equipment / production lines, working with major suppliers and utilising processes such as 3D CAD industrial robots, Cobots along with 3D printings while incorporating smart factory, industry 4.0 technologies.


    About the role - Automation Mechtronic Engineer

    As an automation mechtronic engineer, you will be involved in designing, developing and implementing innovative mechatronic systems / solutions. This role requires a strong understanding of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering principles.

    What you will be responsible for:

    • Design and Development: Design and develop mechatronic systems and components, including robotics, automation systems, and smart devices.
    • Prototyping and Testing: Create prototypes and conduct rigorous testing to ensure functionality, reliability, and performance standards are met.
    • System Integration: Integrate mechanical, electronic, and software components into cohesive systems.
    • Problem Solving: Diagnose and troubleshoot issues in existing systems and develop effective solutions.
    • Project Management: Lead or contribute to project planning, scheduling, and execution, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
    • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software developers, and project managers.
    • Documentation: Prepare detailed documentation, including technical reports, design specifications, and user manuals.

    About you

    Knowledge, Technical Skills, and Experience

    • An engineering background with a degree or higher in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field..
    • Experience in mechatronic system design and development..
    • Experience with programming languages such as C/C#, Python..
    • Familiarity with control systems, sensors, actuators, and robotics..
    • Knowledge of Industrial automation and manufacturing processes..

    Soft skills

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Good communication and teamwork abilities.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.

    Why join Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd

  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and contribute to innovative projects.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Career development and growth opportunities.
  • Opportunity to travel within the Brother Group sites worldwide.
  • Chance to make a meaningful impact and shape the future of automation.

  • Salary & Benefits

    Starting salary £37,000 ~ £40,000

    As well as a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package including non-contributory pension, discretionary bonus scheme, on site subsidised restaurant, numerous opportunities for overseas travel, discounts on Brother products and training and development opportunities to progress your career.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday (avg of between 21~23 non-working Fridays per year)
    8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 5:15pm 8:00am to 4:15pm

    If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to the HR Department at hr@biuk.co.uk or click the apply button below.


    Click here to apply

    Please note: Clicking the apply button will auto-launch your default mail application.

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    Employee benefits

    Working at Brother offers great opportunities and a range of employee benefits:

    Work-life balance 9-day fortnight

    Learning & Development

    5% employer pension contribution

    Simply health cash plan

    CSR community volunteer projects and charity support

    Subsidised canteen

    Sports & social club

    Opportunities for Overseas travel

    Additional Benefits

    • Sick pay at 90% (with service)
    • Mental health & wellbeing initiative
    • Clean, safe working environment with a safety-first approach
    • Employee voice through company council
    • Environmentally-focused company
    • Free parking




    Investors in people silver award logo, an award presented to Brother Industries UK

    We invest in our people

    As a Investors in People silver employer, we provide our employees with an engaging and enjoyable place to work, and truly believe our people are our best asset.

    Brother’s ‘At Your Side’ ethos means we provide plenty of learning and development opportunities to continuously support our employees and their growth.


    Work-life balance

    We take seriously the need for a work-life balance and support this in various ways:

    • Every other Friday is usually non-working
    • Shutdown holidays in the summer, Christmas and May
    • Increasing holidays with service
    • Flexible working