Technical Clerk


If you are looking for a new challenge with a global market leader which designs and manufactures aerospace search and rescue equipment, HR Smith Group of Companies is the one for you.  We have over 5 decades of experience and are dedicated to finding the perfect solutions for our customers.  We have a positive, professional and welcoming environment; you will have the opportunity to work within a fully integrated multidisciplinary business.  We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Technical Clerk to work in our expanding development facility.  After thorough training in all aspects of drawing office procedures, the role will consist of maintaining drawing office Technical Clerk duties on a daily basis. The successful applicant will be a key member of a multi-discipline team working a range of state-of-the-art search and rescue products for the aviation industry.  


  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free refreshments (tea and coffee).
  • Casual dress.
  • Company social events.
  • Opportunity for company bonuses.
  • Cost of living reviews carried out annually by the Directors.
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off (to be taken any time in the year).
  • Long service holiday accrual scheme where you gain 1 extra holiday day per year from 5-10 years’ service up to a maximum of 26 days.
  • Life Insurance Scheme – 3x annual salary.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and develop master records, standards, master documentation etc.
  • Print and book out technical drawings and documentation as requested by departments.
  • Liaise with all engineering departments to ensure technical documentation is kept up to date.
  • Filing of Drawings and Documentation.
  • Maintain Master Documentation.
  • Maintain Standards, updating, booking out/in card file system.
  • Maintain Central Server System as required.
  • Print Drawings, on request, and book out.
  • Print Documents, on request, and book out.
  • Process Change Notices.
  • Update old records and documentation, as required.
  • Ongoing improvement of Master Records and general Documentation filing system.
  • Updating factory Master system.
Useful experience:
  • Experience in using Microsoft office suite software, Word etc.
  • Previous experience in filing and processing documentation.
  • Previous experience working in a Drawing Office.
Job Requirements:
  • Good IT skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Well organised.
  • Self-disciplined.
  • Approachable with a willingness to help.
  • Ability to present information in a friendly yet professional manner.
We offer good job security and stability with career development opportunities for the right candidate. 
  • Full time position.  
  • Hours are based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm with half an hour each day for lunch. No weekend, evening or bank holiday working.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Free internal training provided as required.
  • Opportunities to progress, promote internally and up skill.
If you want to find out more about one of Herefordshire’s largest hi-tech companies then please visit our website;
If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The HR Department,
H R Smith Group of Companies,
Unit 416,
Tarsmill Court,
Rotherwas Industrial Estate,
HR2 6JZ.

Ben Reynolds, 20


An engineering apprenticeship was the obvious choice for me, after studying engineering for two years at college I felt an apprenticeship would offer me the best opportunity to make a career. As apprenticeships are so widely accepted and appreciated in industry I decided that university would not have been so beneficial long-term, as the opportunity to gain real experience is limited as well as the opportunity to earn whilst building large debts. HR Smith offer a great apprenticeship programme through HGTA and encourage you to build your own future. At HR Smith there is always something different everyday and you gain a full understanding of the processes involved in the company product design and manufacturing. You get satisfaction in understanding what the final outcome your job is for, I know I made the right choice.

Scott Bradley, 22

Electronic Test Development Engineer

I finished my electronic apprenticeship at HR Smith two years ago and now work in Research and Design. Part of my job also involves helping to look after apprentices when they are in my department.

I was fortunate enough to do my work experience at HR Smith during high school. This definitely made the idea of an apprenticeship more appealing to me, especially after finding an apprenticeship with HR Smith was an option through HWGTA.I did my apprenticeship straight from school, and I can remember how unsure I was about whether college or an apprenticeship was the right decision. Now both options are valid but I would recommend an apprenticeship, the practical experience alongside learning is a fantastic way to move from education into the working world, plus an important factor for me was avoiding the huge cost of higher education.And for anyone thinking that an apprenticeship won’t allow you to study at higher education, I am currently studying part time to obtain my HND, whilst other colleagues and ex-apprentices have completed Bachelors and Master Degrees through the company. So the higher education qualifications are still obtainable through an apprenticeship scheme, provided that you prove you’re worth it.

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