Senior Technician – CNC Miller

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: University Park

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the Faculty of Engineering. Providing technical support to students, researchers, technicians and academics, working directly with researchers and PhD students. Interpreting their manufacturing needs, advising and leading on the best way forwards to allow their projects to progress. This will include advising on design of items and manufacturing required parts on both conventional machines through to the Department’s cutting edge CNC machine tools and processes. This also includes supporting and training trainee technicians and students in engineering and “up skilling” fellow level 3 and 4 technicians to understand and use the new cutting edge 2½, 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC machine tools.

Duties will include:

  • Manufacture and modification of components, prototypes and test equipment to a high degree of precision using both conventional machine tools and advanced CNC machine tools. 
  • The programming and running of CNC milling machines. Off line programming using Mastercam. Setting and operating other machine tools as required. Providing the technician lead to the Faculty technical staff with CAD/CAM, MasterCAM and Offline Programming support, acting as the first port of call for problems or issues as they arise.
  • Assisting in the Engineering Applications workshop with the teaching of basic level engineering to student groups.
  • Advice and assistance to both research and academic staff and to students in the design, construction and provision of laboratory equipment and project work

Candidates must have a minimum of HNC, or equivalent, plus substantial work experience in a relevant role or proven track record with work experience in relevant role. Candidates must have the ability to work to a high standard of precision on a range of manufacturing processes and materials. A technical understanding of drawings and component applications. Advanced skills in design and improvisation. Programming, setting, maintenance and operation of advanced CNC machine tools.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mr Charlie Hallam, tel: 0115 9513860 email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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