Principal Technician (Machinist) Central Technical Services
Department/Location: Department of Engineering
The Department of Engineering has a vacancy for a highly skilled and experienced Workshop Technician (Machinist) to join the Central Technical Services, which provides a comprehensive manufacturing service for all teaching and research activities in the Department of Engineering. The Central Technical Services also serves many other departments in the University playing an increasing role at West Cambridge. It is equipped with a full range of both manual and computer controlled machinery and makes extensive use of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing facilities. Central Technical Services also delivers teaching and training to staff and supports technician training courses including the apprenticeship programme.
You will be one of the more skilled and senior members of staff in the Central Technical Services, delivering highly specialised technical support to the Department and its customers across the University in the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and installation of equipment and apparatus for research and teaching.
You will be responsible for the operation of the management and handling of 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines and will have CAD and CAD/CAM software skills. You will supervise and provide training, guidance and specialist advice on CNC and CAD/CAM disciplines to mechanical engineering apprentices, technicians and students. You will help more broadly carrying forward plans for creating a safe, efficient, modern workplace.
You should have a sound instrument, tool making or machining skills background and be fully familiar with a wide range of workshop machinery and techniques. Experience with CNC machinery, CAD and CAD/CAM software are essential.
The successful applicant should be educated to HNC level or have completed a recognised apprenticeship in mechanical engineering. You should be able to design, specify and manufacture, as appropriate, a range of mechanical parts/systems to a high degree of precision. Good organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to understand and explain diverse technical and design problems to staff and students.
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Closing date: 03 May 2021
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office.
Please quote reference NM26301 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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