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Queen's University Belfast - School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Applications are invited for an engineering workshop technician role within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering within Queen’s University Belfast. This post is a full-time and permanent role.

The successful candidate will join our technical team in our CNC engineering machine shop providing support for undergrad and research student projects.

The role will require you to generate machine tool code, program and operation of CNC machines, primarily lathes and milling machines using off-line Programming Systems and CAM software, to provide assistance to academic/technical staff and students in the development, construction and modification of components and apparatus using conventional and computerised engineering processes including computer aided drawings.

Applicants should hold either OND/ONC and/or NVQ level 3 or above (or equivalent standard) in an engineering discipline and/or apprenticeship in a precision manufacturing environment, together with relevant work experience to include programming and operation of CNC machine tools, lathe’s and milling machines, manufacture of component parts to a high level of precision using CNC and conventional means.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

Further information about the School can be found at

Anticipated interview date: 12 August 2019

Salary scale: £24,028 - £27,831 per annum (potential to progress to £29,514 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: 26 July 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability

Location: Belfast
Salary: £24,028 to £27,831 per annum (potential to progress to £29,514 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th June 2019
Closes: 26th July 2019
Job Ref: 19/107610
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