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Mechanical Workshop Technician


Standard Grade 5: £26,341 - £31,406 per annum

Closing date

Sep 28, 2022 12:00PM


This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not re-apply


We are seeking a highly skilled, adaptable and self-motivated Machinist/Technician to provide a full time technical support for the department’s workshop at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute, at the Department of Engineering Science, based at Southwell Laboratory, Osney Mead.


The successful applicants should have substantial experience in conventional precision machining disciplines; having experience in CNC machining and CAD would be an advantage, although training will be given to the right candidate.  He/she will also be responsible for providing technical advice, instruction and support to academic and research staff and students in the engineering workshop and laboratories. They will be proficient in the safe operation and use of a variety of mechanical workshop machine tools together with fitting and assembly skills.


To be considered for this post, applicants must have served a recognised mechanical engineering/technician apprenticeship, possess a minimum of a City and Guilds qualification or equivalent and have substantial experience of working in an engineering Toolroom or machine shop environment using conventional machine tools and associated equipment together with fitting and assembly skills.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to David O'Dell (email:


You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the essential criteria of the role, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only online applications received before midday on 28th September 2022 can be considered.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

David O’Dell

Contact email



Closing date