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HyperMILL Software CAM Engineer

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - Engineering and Technology

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire
Salary: £31,931 to £34,709 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £10,000 per annum is also available for this role.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023
Job Ref: 220001D0

RAL Space: RAL Oxfordshire
Contract: Open-Ended
Hours: Full-Time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss flexible working)

Together, STFC’s scientists, technologists, engineers and business support team explore the unknown and turn what they find into work that changes the world around us. Whether it’s sending probes into space or finding new ways to treat cancer, everyone here plays a vital role in making a positive difference to society.

Come and discover how much you can achieve when you’re surrounded by world-leading experts, encouraged to constantly learn and empowered to explore your curiosity. Your output will support state-of-the-art instrumentation for major international instrumentation projects for the European Space Agency, UK Research Councils and leading national and international customers.

You will produce and develop complex and novel toolpath strategies and programmes for component parts, to achieve the most exacting tolerances and dimensions in a modern environment on highly advanced machinery. Our equipment includes a flagship 5-axis KERN Micro HD, a KERN Pyramid Nano and KERN MMP CNC milling machines and complementary machines including a Hurco VM10u, DMG DMU50 and 3-axis CMX600v. You will play a crucial role in the precision manufacture of components, offering rapid turnaround support in the manufacture of critical spaceflight and ground-based hardware, meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations on quality. You will be responsible for producing, proving, and adjusting CAM program files using HyperMill to achieve the required part geometries, often on small and complex components.

The following criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting and Interview:

  • Quality of cover letter.

It’s essential that you have:

  • A recognised apprenticeship in engineering, with at least a BTEC level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline. Appropriate experience may be substituted for formal qualifications.
  • A proven proficiency in programming HyperMILL using the modules available within the software to support full 5-axis simultaneous CNC milling machines.
  • An in-depth knowledge of CNC machining equipment, including the ability to use judgement and safe practices in part probing and collision avoidance.
  • An ability to read, interpret and explain engineering drawings to BS8888 ISO Standard, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and have proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Good communication skills and an ability to produce written reports to an appropriate standard for ISO documentation, operational instructions and procedures.

STFC values their employees by offering a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional average salary pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies and a subsidised restaurant.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Whatever our role, we have the freedom to explore, learn and connect, as part of a community that loves to share knowledge and support one another.

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, this is a place where there’s always something new to learn –about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself. Join us and discover what’s possible.

Applicants unable to apply online should call 07710 115815.

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