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Specialist Mechanical Workshop Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

Job Details

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 Roles 

We are looking for three individuals who are 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

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


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