Job Description

The Department of Engineering has a vacancy for a skilled Workshop Technician (Machinist) to join Division B Electrical Engineering, which supports world-leading research and teaching in all aspects of electrical engineering from nano-scale to heavy-duty power applications. The post offers variety and challenge in a stimulating modern and continually improving well-equipped environment.

We are looking for an innovate person to work closely with research and teaching staff as part of the technical team that provides key support and guidance. The main responsibilities of the post will include design and construction of very sophisticated equipment and on occasion, working closely with and supervising practical skills with students and researchers.

You should have a sound manual machining and fitting skills background, have completed an engineering apprenticeship and be fully familiar with a wide range of workshop machinery and techniques. Experience with CNC machinery, CAD and CAD/CAM software would be an advantage, although training will be given.

The successful applicant should be educated to HNC level or have completed a recognised apprenticeship in mechanical engineering. The applicant should also have sound IT and communication skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

Please quote reference NM17100 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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