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Mechanical Workshop Technician


Standard Grade 5: £28,759 - £33,966

Closing date

Aug 16, 2024 12:00PM


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 Thermo-Fluids Institute, at the Department of Engineering Science, based at Southwell Laboratory, Osney Mead. The post is permanent.


In this role, you will manufacture, modify and repair teaching and research equipment for the Thermofluids group while also providing technical assistance to the research staff, students and visiting academics for their experimental programmes of work.


Applicants should 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. You should also be familiar with and confident 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.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Leo Verling (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. The closing date for this post is midday on Friday 16 August 2024, and only online applications can be considered. Applications for this post will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and it may therefore close earlier than the advertised closing date.


Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.


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

Contact name

Leo Verling

Contact email