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Chief Technician - Machinist Hopkinson Laboratory (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,715 to £30,942
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: NM28047

The Department of Engineering has a vacancy for a skilled Workshop Technician (Machinist) to join the Hopkinson Laboratory in Division A, which supports world-leading research and teaching in Thermodynamics, Fluids and Turbomachinery. The post offers variety and challenge in a stimulating, modern, growing and well-equipped environment.

We are looking for an innovate person to work closely with research and teaching staff as part of the technical team that provides key support and guidance. The main responsibilities of the post will include design and construction of sophisticated equipment and on occasion, working closely with and supervising practical skills with students and researchers.

You should have a sound manual machining, fitting skills and device assembly background, have completed an engineering apprenticeship and be fully familiar with a wide range of workshop machinery and techniques. Experience with CNC machinery, CAD and CAD/CAM software would be an advantage, although training will be given. 

The successful applicant should be educated to HNC level and have completed a recognised apprenticeship in mechanical engineering. They should also have sound IT and communication skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2023 in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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Please quote reference NM28047 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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