University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Specialist Mechanical Workshop Technician

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Specialist Mechanical Workshop Technician Technician Group

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2408123DA-3R

This is an exciting time to join the University, we have a global reputation for delivering world-class education, research and enterprise that makes a real impact on society's biggest challenges and offer a unique working environment where you can develop your skills and experience to really make a difference.

The Role

We are looking for an individual 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.

About You

To be successful in this application, you will be a time served machinist having completed a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship with a Skill level equivalent to achievement of Level 6 of the NQF (Degree) comparison chart. Or equivalent industrial/professional experience.

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 could be provided to the right candidate. Additional skills utilising Robot Arms and Metal Additive Manufacturing would be welcomed. You will also possess excellent hand skills.

You will need to have excellent communication and time management skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. You will be used to working 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.

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

What we can offer you

We support a flexible approach to work, as well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance, access to a university pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Furthermore, the University is a fantastic place to work – regardless of what life stage you are at, you will be a valued member of our team.

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.

For informal enquiries concerning the vacancy, please contact [email protected]

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    Job details

    Title

    Specialist Mechanical Workshop Technician

    Employer

    University of Southampton

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 31, 2024

    Job type

    Staff

    Field

    Engineering,Space Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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