Design Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 to £30,497 Per annum
19 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Technician Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 14 February 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1664522DA

Design Technician required to assist in the practical manufacture of specialised technical and bespoke assemblies for use in World Class Education and Research

To be successful in this application, you will have a skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 in engineering or relevant engineering discipline with proven work experience acquired in relevant technical support roles and job-related training in Mechanical Engineering and have an excellent background in precision engineering. 

You will be able to use your considerable skills and experience to assist in the manufacture of complex and high precision project and research work from a wide variety of materials using a range of conventional machine tools including Drills, Band Saws and Laser Cutters. Ideally you will also have excellent hand fitting and assembly skills. 

We are looking for a practical engineer who is excited at the thought of joining a team at the forefront of Engineering Education and Research, assisting our students in manufacturing research and project parts that will be used in all environments from beneath the oceans to outer space and everything in between. 

You will need to have excellent communication and time management skills, be able to work in a changing environment and be keen to pass your considerable experience and knowledge onto others. 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 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 and rewarding.

Your hours of work are designated as 08.30 – 16.30 (excluding 1 hour break during this period) Monday to Friday, or at other times as designated by the Head of Department or their representative.

In return we offer:

  • offer a contributory pension scheme
  • 20 days holiday rising to 24 after 4 years plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days)
  • subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme
  • a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.  We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.  We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds representative of the local community.

*Subject to qualifying criteria

This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1664522DA on all correspondence.

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