Technician Group

Location:  Highfield Campus

Salary:   £26,396 to £31,411 Per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 January 2023

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Reference:  2092822DA

Engineering Design and Manufacturing Centre

Imagine working in an environment where your contribution is so far reaching that you will be changing the world – this is reality – if you choose.  

As a Technician in our Engineering Design Mechanical Workshop (EDMC), you will be working alongside the best in their discipline and will support world class education and research. You will be responsible for aiding staff and students in the manufacture of bespoke components and equipment for experimental and research purposes that will be used in all environments from beneath the oceans to outer space and everything in between. 

To be successful, you will be experienced in precision manufacturing with skill level equivalent to NVQ level 3/HNC/A-Level/City and Guilds or equivalent industrial/professional experience in Mechanical Engineering. You will be able to use your skills and experience to manufacture complex and high precision work, machining components from specialist materials using a range of conventional machine tools such as Centre Lathes and Vertical Mills.  You will be used to working to tight tolerances and unaccompanied producing one-off-components to engineering drawings.  

It is essential you are an effective communicator able to explain technical issues to those less experienced and where English may be their second language. Pitching in to solve unique experimental manufacture and design solutions will be second nature and you will always be looking to deliver effective results in the most efficient way – enhancing your customers’ experience.

In return we will offer you career development and opportunities to enhance your skills, a friendly and supportive work environment which provides work-life balance. 

The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) and is committed to supporting our technical staff. We are committed to all our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community, offering support and guidance.

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 20 days  rising to 24 after 4 years’ service plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.  We give due consideration to applicants that have taken a career break and may wish to work flexibly including part-time. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.  

Your working hours will be 08.30 am – 4.30 pm (excluding 1 hour break during this period) Monday to Friday,

To find out more about the school of Engineering, please visit our website at

For informal enquiries concerning the vacancy, please contact [email protected]

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected]. Please quote reference 2092822DA on all correspondence.


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