Workshop Technician

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
£25,110 to £28,763 per annum, with potential progression to £35,951 per annum
30 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Cranfield University


Cranfield Defence and Security

Based at

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered

Contract type



Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £28,763 per annum, with potential progression to £35,951 per annum

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Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

About Technical Services

Technical Services provides an Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical engineering support service to all Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) staff, students and private contractors. 

About the Role

You will provide technical and manufacturing support in the Mechanical Workshop and Laboratories to CDS which includes the manufacture and construction of components and equipment for research, teaching, student projects and external customers from drawings, sketches and precise verbal instructions.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we have now also become a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.

About You

You will hold a City and Guilds - Mechanical Engineering Craft Level 3/ONC or Equivalent qualification.  You will be capable of working to precise limits in a range of skills including Turning, Milling, Grinding and general Fitting.  Experience within a workshop/machine shop using a range of machines including manual and CNC, whilst working from detailed drawings is essential.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and/OR minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

Flexible Working

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Karl Norris at

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