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  • Location: Oxford, ox1
  • Salary: £29614 - £35326 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Technical & Engineering
  • Contact: Ehsan Hussain
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01865 264052
  • Start Date: 2022-07-31
  • Expiry Date: 11 August 2022
  • Job Ref: J4948
We are excited to be recruiting for a Research Technician/Test Engineer for one of the engineering faculties within the University of Oxford.
This is a permanent position that will be paying between £29,500 - £35,300 per annum.
  • Pipework modification in high-pressure systems
  • Assembly and disassembly of working sections including troubleshooting and modification of parts when required.
  • Machining related to manufacture, modification and repair of all research equipment associated with the facility
  • Support the academic lead and researchers and students in the building, commissioning, maintenance and safe operation of complex turbomachinery test facilities.
  • Prepare facilities for testing, including all necessary safety checks, record keeping, associated with safe engineering practice for high pressure test equipment.
  • Instrument complex test facilities, including basic data acquisition checks and troubleshooting.
  • Use the full range of workshop machinery to manufacture equipment and test samples for research and teaching to a high degree of precision. This will include milling, turning, manual and CNC.
  • Provide technical support to staff and students on the design offering ideas and solutions where possible. This may include advising with regards to function, materials selection, and manufacturing processes, commenting on feasibility, offering ideas and solutions where possible.
  • A formal qualification, such as an undergraduate degree (highly desirable), HNC, BTEC, City and Guilds award or equivalent in an appropriate subject (e.g. mechanical engineering apprenticeship).
  • Several years of experience in using a full range of common workshop tools and equipment (e.g. lathes, milling machines, CNC programming and machines).
  • Good working knowledge of safety regulations and good practice for workshops and laboratories.
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly and to think laterally to build complex and innovative equipment from conceptual ideas, with or without drawings.
  • Good IT skills in particular for CNC programming, CAD, etc.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills for dealing with suppliers and research contacts. Ability to communicate and present on technical issues in group meetings.
  • The communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively as part of a team towards a shared objective.
  • Willingness to learn new skills where necessary.