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Technician - Engineering Design and Manufacturing Centre

Technician Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 June 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1785622DA

Fully Skilled Machinist required to manufacture bespoke component parts for use in World Class Education and Research.  

You will be able to use your considerable skills and experience to manufacture complex and high precision work, machining components from specialist materials using a range of conventional machine tools such as Centre Lathes, Vertical Mills and Surface Grinders. Ideally with experience of CNC machining including multi-axis CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, WaterJet Cutters and Wire EDM. The ability to program, set and operate would be highly beneficial although training will be provided. Additional skills utilising Robot Arms and Metal Additive Manufacturing would be welcomed. You will also possess excellent hand skills.

We are looking for someone who is excited at the thought of joining a team at the forefront of Engineering Education and Research at one of the UK’s top Universities, manufacturing parts that will be used in all environments from beneath the oceans to outer space and everything in between. 

You will need to have excellent communication and time management skills and be able to work to tight tolerances and be comfortable in independently producing one off component parts to Engineering drawings.

We will want you to take a strong interest in our Education and Research work and develop into a highly valued member of our multi-skilled team. In return we will provide you with a demanding but friendly team working environment which offers encouragement and tuition in every aspect of your work. We would hope that your career develops with the University and that you will find the work constantly interesting, challenging and rewarding.

In return we offer 

  • a contributory pension scheme
  • 20 days holiday rising to 24 after 4 years plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days)
  • subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme
  • a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

Your working hours will be 08.30 am – 4.30 pm (excluding 1 hour break during this period) Monday to Friday,

To find out more about the school of Engineering, please visit our website at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/

For informal enquiries concerning the vacancy, please contact kevin.smith@soton.ac.uk

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 Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1785622DA on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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