Vacancy: Specialist Mechanical Workshop Technician at the University of Southampton (Closed)

By 26th April 2023 May 22nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Specialist Mechanical Workshop Technician

Location:  Highfield Campus

Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 Per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 May 2023

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Reference:  2270823DA

Fully Skilled Machinist required to manufacture bespoke component parts for use in World Class Education and Research.

You will be excited at the thought of joining a team at the forefront of Engineering education and research at one of the UK’s top Universities, manufacturing parts that will be used in all environments from beneath the oceans to outer space and everything in between. 

You will rely on your considerable skills and experience to manufacture complex and high precision work, machining components from specialist materials using a range of conventional machine tools such as Centre Lathes, Vertical Mills and Surface Grinders. It is essential that you have experience with CNC equipment and ideally with experience of machining using multi-axis CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, WaterJet Cutters and Wire EDM. The ability to program, set and operate would be highly beneficial although training could be provided . Additional skills utilising Robot Arms and Metal Additive Manufacturing would be welcomed. You will also possess excellent hand skills.

To be successful in this application, you will demonstrate skill level equivalent to achievement of Level 6 of the NQF (Degree) comparison chart. Or equivalent industrial/professional experience and have an excellent background in precision engineering. 

You will need to have excellent communication and time management skills and be used to working to tight tolerances and be comfortable in independently producing one off component parts to Engineering drawings.

A highly valued member of our multi-skiled team, your activity will be integral to our education and research work.  In return we will provide you with a friendly team working environment which offers encouragement and tuition in every aspect of your work. We would hope that your career develops with the University and that you will find the work constantly interesting and rewarding.

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.  We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.  

Hours of working designated as 08.30 – 16.30 (excluding 1 hour break during this period) Monday to Friday, or at other times as designated by the Head of Department or their representative.

*subject to qualifying criteria

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