Advanced Machine Tool Technician

University of Sheffield - AMRC – Nuclear AMRC

Contract Type: Open-ended

Faculty: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre


Nuclear AMRC
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way
S60 5WG

Salary: Grade 6

£25,728 - £29,799 per annum. Potential to progress to £32,548 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

We have a fantastic opportunity at the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre for someone with a passion for making improvements, looking to use their skills in machining and metrology to make an impact on the nuclear industry. We are looking for an enthusiastic Machine Tool Technician to join one of our project teams at the Nuclear AMRC.

As an Advanced Machine Tool Technician, you will provide support to the Nuclear Machining and Metrology Group by providing specialist expertise in the operation, setting and on machine programming of 5-axis mill-turn machining centres and large horizontal boring mills. In particular, you will be required to work on multi-task machines. Workpiece materials will typically be plain carbon steels, stainless steels and nickel alloys and the workpieces are generally large, heavy and high value. You will deal with batch sizes which tend to be single component or very low, and the emphasis is on the right-first-time manufacture, minimisation of process risks, single setup machining and on-machine verification with experimentation often performed on test coupons.

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the nuclear supply chain, with the mission of helping UK manufacturers win work at home and worldwide. Our applied manufacturing research is underpinned by the nuclear and materials technology expertise of The University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute.

You will have:

  • A qualification to Ordinary National Certificate/Higher National Certificate level or have equivalent relevant experience.
  • Significant post apprenticeship experience of operating 5-axis or 4+1 axis Computer Numerical Control machine tools including multi-task machining centres.
  • Experience of lifting and slinging component and tooling using overhead cranes.
  • Ability to work effectively within a skilled team.

The role provides excellent opportunities to increase and enhance your knowledge and skills, supported by a friendly team in an excellent working environment. The centre is proactive in creating opportunities for learning and development and encourages professional registration. We need talented people ready for a technical challenge, with a passion for engineering. We operate in a culture based on mutual respect, where all contributions and ideas are valued. In an environment that is supportive and encourages and enables talent to develop and achieve.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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