Manufacturing Research Technician

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£30,395 to £39,609 per annum
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location:     University Park
Salary:     £30,395 to £39,609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Monday 19 November 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed 
Reference:     ENG253018X1 

Applications are invited for the above post at the Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing (CAM) within Advanced Manufacturing, Faculty of Engineering. 

This role will provide technical support to academics, research staff and project engineers within the Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing (CAM) on industrially focused research projects. CAM works closely with the European aerospace industry to deliver innovative research in future aerospace assembly systems. CAM’s current research portfolio includes a number of both UK Government and EU Clean Sky 2 funded projects. 
The projects are focused on high accuracy assembly through process automation and use of large volume metrology such as laser trackers and laser radars. This role will also support and maintain the state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment to ensure quality and health & safety standards are upheld.

Candidates must have an understanding, and preferably direct experience, of one or more of the following areas:

  • Precision manufacturing and assembly techniques
  • Programming and operation of multi axis CNC machines
  • Design knowledge & solid modelling experience
  • Practical manufacturing / machining experience in a problem solving engineering environment
  • Automated manufacturing and assembly processes

Key tasks for the post will include: 

  • Operation of large volume metrology equipment (e.g. laser tracker) to support research projects
  • Operation of robotic systems (e.g. 6-axis industrial robots) to support research projects
  • Monitor condition and provide maintenance for equipment in the CAM laboratories
  • Use of CAD/CAM to design, identify and solve engineering problems
  • Produce clear concise reports for both internal and external use
  • Provide specialist technical knowledge and input to funding proposals
  • Liaison with industrial and academic partners and technology suppliers
  • Reporting to key stakeholders
  • Dissemination of research through publications, presentations, poster displays and workshops

This post is offered on a fixed term contract for 2 years, hours of work will be full-time (36.25 hours per week).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Alison Turner, email or Prof Svetan Ratchev, email 

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.