We are looking for a CNC Manufacturing Engineer (Principal Technician) to join our team at the Department of Physics (just off Madingley Road in Cambridge).
You will be a member of the Cavendish Technical Services, delivering highly specialised technical support to research groups and external customers in the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and installation of scientific instruments and research laboratory equipment and varied commercial projects.
If you are fully engaged and adaptable, a team player and problem solver with excellent communication skills, we would love to hear from you!
a) Provide highly specialist advice to researchers and students in the design of experiments, and the design of particular equipment, including on choice of materials and methods of manufacture
b) Manufacture and prepare prototypes and specimens, using specialised skills, on verbal instructions or sketches from researchers
c) Provide numerical control machining and programming technical experience.
d) Establish technical requirements for manufacturing and producibility.
e) Design, construct and modify sophisticated laboratory research equipment using highly specialised engineering skills and techniques.
f) Design and develop unique pieces of research equipment using Fusion CAD/CAM software package
g) Provide engineering drawings using CAD for third parties contracted to manufacture specimens or prototypes.
a) 5 axis prior experience, Preferably Mazak
b) Millturn prior experience, Preferably Mazak
c) Strong Cad/cam background, Preferably Autodesk based Fusion & Power mill
d) Some flexibility with working hours including occasional call out to help unmanned machine running breakdowns.
a) Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
b) Generous annual leave allowance of up to 41 days paid leave (including bank holidays);
c) Flexible and hybrid working opportunities when project applicable
d) Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);
e) An auto-enrolment pension scheme , with a generous employer contribution;
f) Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
g) Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation
h) Regular overtime available
i) Cycle to work scheme
j) Training and personal professional development opportunities
The Department of Physics has over 1000 staff, students, visitors and collaborators organised into 15 research groups and a number of support services.
This role is within the Cavendish Technical Services Team of 11 staff, which provides Mechanical Engineering support to the experimental research groups, designing and manufacturing bespoke components and whole pieces of apparatus to allow Physics research to be conducted.
We engage the talent, pride and passion of people to be the leading centre of Research for today and tomorrow. Cavendish Technical services are continually investing in its Staff and Equipment with Some of the Latest CNC Equipment on the market. Our Teams core values are safety, quality and continuous improvement. This culture engages our employees because their thoughts, ideas, and talents are valued.
£30,502 to £36,386 p.a.