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Mechanical Workshop Technician


Standard Grade 5: £28,759 - £33,966 per annum

Closing date

Jul 01, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a highly skilled and self-motivated Mechanical Workshop Technician to provide full-time technical support for the department’s workshop at the Department of Engineering Science in Central Oxford).  The post is permanent.


This is a wide-ranging role in a mechanical workshop, with a focus on providing high-quality CNC machining to the Department.  You will be responsible for manufacturing, modifying and repairing components and equipment for research, assisting with design and material selection as required.  In addition, you will support the practical teaching of undergraduates. This will provide you with the opportunity to share your passion for practical engineering with students.  You will also contribute to the Department’s Outreach events demonstrating and teaching practical engineering to small groups from schools.


You should possess a formal qualification, such as an HNC, BTEC, City and Guilds award or equivalent in an appropriate subject (e.g. mechanical engineering apprenticeship).  Experience of use of CNC mills and/or lathes or a demonstrable willingness and aptitude to acquire these skills is essential, as well as experience of using standard mechanical workshop equipment.  You should also be able to work independently towards a shared objective and work accurately with close attention to detail.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Grahame Faulkner (email:  


For more information about working at the Department, see


Only online applications received before midday on 1 July 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


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

Contact name

Mr Grahame Faulkner

Contact email