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Senior Mechanical Workshop Technician

University of Southampton - Mechanical Workshop

Location: Southampton
Salary: £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 2091822FP
 

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date: Tuesday 03 January 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

As a Technician in our Mechanical Workshop you will be responsible for aiding staff and students in the manufacture of components and equipment for experimental and research purposes that will be used in all environments from beneath the oceans, cleanrooms, high voltage labs to outer space.

You must be an experienced machinist having completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship or having work experience from relevant technical roles. You will be able to use your skills and experience to manufacture complex and high precision work, machining components from specialist materials using a range of conventional machine tools (Centre Lathes and Vertical Mills). Ideally with experience of CNC machining including multi-axis CNC Mills and Lathes and EDM. The ability to programme, set and operate would be beneficial although training could be provided.

You will be an effective communicator able to explain technical issues to those less experienced and where English may be their second language. You will have excellent time management skills. You will be used to working to tight tolerances and unaccompanied producing components to engineering drawings. 

We offer excellent career development opportunities, friendly and supportive work environment which provides work-life balance.

You will join a small team that embraces diversity. Due consideration will be given to those who have had career breaks.

The School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of its continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. ECS provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment. We have a range of staff development programmes and a mentoring and wellbeing schemes. For more details, visit: https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/workinghere

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. With access to onsite childcare facilities and a childcare vouchers scheme, our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts. University of Southampton holds a Silver Athena Swan Award.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities.

For more details contact Mr Mark Long, Mechanical Workshop Manager mrmr@soton.ac.uk or Mrs Dorota Sikorska, Executive Officer dask1n11@soton.ac.uk

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2091822FP on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

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