Mechanical Workshop Technician

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
01 Jun 2018
13 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Workshop Technician

Department of Chemistry

Salary: £28,098-£33,518

Reference: MA15456

Closing date: 13 June 2018

The many disciplines within Chemistry present a range of interesting and challenging design problems for our engineers. Some areas of interest within the Department are High Pressure Systems, Ultra High Vacuum, Low and High temperature work and Upper Atmosphere environments, making the work varied and interesting especially when combining more than one of the above. We currently have a vacancy for a highly skilled mechanical technician with the ability to design, manufacture, and modify a wide range of complex research and teaching equipment as well as ensuring that the specialist workshop machinery is properly maintained.

Applicants should will have an in depth knowledge and experience of a mechanical workshop environment and the machine tools within including lathes and mills.

Duties will include machining components on a wide range of standard and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools. The ability to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) to produce both design and detail drawings would be desirable. A good working knowledge of plastics and ceramics as well as ferrous and non- ferrous materials will greatly aid the design process.

Excellent communication skills are essential to liaise with outside agencies as well as group leaders and research staff, as an ability to communicate and explain engineering principles and techniques to those not trained in mechanical engineering.

Training could be given in both CNC and CAD for those who have the core skills and training in workshop practise.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level / level 6 vocational qualification or an equivalent level of practical experience and/or a relevant HND/HNC and a recognised period of practical training.

Please quote reference MA15456 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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