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Job ID
Posting Date
University of Sheffield
Job type
Full time
Education Level
Vocational (e.g. NVQ/SNVQ)
16,654.00 - 18,263.00  per year
Potential to progress to £19,305 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.
Job reference code

University of Sheffield

Assistant Workshop Technician

Job description

Would you like to be part of a fantastic opportunity to influence the way products are being manufactured and to develop innovative solutions to industrial problems in the UK? Do you want hands-on experience with some of the most advanced technologies and companies in the world?


The AMRC’s Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG), based at Factory 2050, is looking for an Assistant Workshop Technician to join their team.


The Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) has grown over the last ten years and is expanding further to meet demand from new projects. IMG use the facility to demonstrate how UK industry can meet ever-changing consumer demands for variation and mass customisation competitively by employing the most advanced manufacturing technologies, including robotics, advanced machine tools, sensor technology, additive layer manufacturing and augmented reality, with innovations like Microsoft Hololens. You will work on projects for partner companies, including BAE Systems, Airbus and Boeing and on grant-funded research projects (for example EPSRC, TSB, Horizon 2020).


The AMRC has secured funding through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) for several multi-million pound projects involving major aerospace manufacturers such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Spirit Aerosystems, GE, GKN and Bombardier. This means you will have significant interaction with both customers and suppliers, supporting a multi-disciplinary engineering team to ensure projects are completed. The role will involve the use number of a number of mechanical skills; machining, welding, electronics, pneumatics, as well as shop floor installs.   


You will:

·        hold a relevant qualification (NVQ level 3) or relevant practical experience

·        be capable of working alone or in a group to solve engineering problems

·        maintain high shop floor standards and provide high quality parts as required by the engineering team

·        have CAD skills, mechanical design skills and a general appreciation of mechanical and electrical engineering.


Although the role encompasses a number of desired skills, training and staff development is a high priority.


We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.


We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.


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Closing date 2 January 2018 

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