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Mechanical Workshop Technician

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London
Salary: From £38,649 subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Expires: 4th February 2024
Job Ref: R1231
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary 

The engineer manages a portfolio of projects from initial request, through scope definition, options analysis, design, development prototyping manufacturing and product refinement. Collecting User Requirements (verbal and written), transforming these into practical solutions, identifying / developing solutions, reviewing buildability and manufacturing techniques and technologies to deliver to science. Maintaining leading edge knowledge to use in the development of these products whether available in house or through specialist providers. Presenting options identifying technical solutions to deliver science outcomes. Producing 2/3D CAD drawing for manufacturing. 

This position requires someone with initiative, able to work independently and enjoys the challenge of producing bespoke items such as micro adjusters for imaging equipment, bespoke samplers, and attachments for scientific instruments. Able to translate a verbal/written requirement into an engineering design, creating a product design specification, including engineering drawings (using drawing software-AutoCAD, fusion 360 or similar). 

The team work directly with scientists developing solutions to the scientific researcher’s needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Using a combination of manual and CNC machines to manufacture bespoke components from a variety of materials to a high standard of accuracy and quality.
  • Construction and modification of apparatus from own designs, drawings, and verbal instructions
  • Advising clients on matters of mechanical design and construction, bringing concepts to the design stage using technical knowledge and experience to conceptualise and interpret the requirements of clients
  • To discuss and evaluate the application and performance of specialised engineering equipment.
  • Support the development/maintenance of operating procedures and risk assessments/method statements for products developed
  • Produce engineering drawings and 3D models using design and drafting software such as Fusion 360 and AutoCAD. Ensure that components are manufactured and machined within the tolerances specified by the design. 

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy. 

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