Technician (Mechanical Workshop) - TG3540MR

University of St Andrews - School of Physics & Astronomy

Start: 4 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We seek to appoint a highly motivated individual to work as part of a team of mechanical technicians within a research facility in The University of St Andrews. Applicants will be expected to provide technical support for the manufacture of bespoke tooling and equipment for research groups within the School of Physics and Astronomy, conducting world-class research in low-temperature condensed-matter physics, lasers and photonics, inorganic and organic semiconductors, and mm-wave magnetic resonance.

The role holder will be required to work with the customer to discuss the design and manufacturing processes, advise on product design and to produce the final product to meet the customer’s requirements. Ideally you will have workshop skills in precision fitting and relative toolmaking, turning, milling, including CNC milling, surface and/or cylindrical grinding. An added advantage would be experience in engineering design in CAD engineering drawing and CAM software. A mechanical background is essential, along with a good approach to problem solving.

The minimum qualification for this position is HNC in an engineering discipline.

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Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Technical posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;

In 2018 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Guardbridge, by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.

This post will not be primarily based at Guardbridge.

Please quote ref: TG3540MR

Further Particulars: TG3540MR FPs.doc

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