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Senior Technician - CNC Turner/Machinist


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 12 October 2023
Reference:  ENG397323

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Central Engineering Workshop for an individual to join our team of highly skilled engineering technicians engaged in the manufacture of equipment and parts for research and teaching.  

We have an experienced, collaborative team of over 140 technical staff, supporting the wider Faculty of Engineering across two of the University campuses. Our technical team work closely with students and staff and engage in a varied portfolio of work across all the University’s engineering disciplines. We believe diverse teams make us stronger. We understand that having a mix of opinions, broad perspectives, lived experiences and different ways of solving problems enhances our day-to-day work and enriches our team.  

The Role

As a CNC Machinist specialising in CNC Turning, you will contribute to the design and manufacture of high-quality parts that support the world- changing research and teaching ambitions of the University. You will: 

  • Manufacture components for teaching, research, and student projects. 
  • Modify existing equipment and components to CAD, drawing, sketch and verbal instructions. 
  • Use a variety of workshop equipment, including CNC lathes and milling machines in addition to other workshop equipment as needed. 
  • Give technical advice and assistance to both research and teaching staff and students.  

The position is advertised on a full-time, permanent basis. Job share arrangements will be considered. 

Your Experience

  • CNC and manual turning/machining 
  • Experience working in a manufacturing workshop or equivalent. 
  • Attained at least a HNC in an engineering discipline or previously worked in a relevant role.  
  • You may have a working knowledge of CAD programs, such as Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, or similar (desirable). 

Your Approach 

We’re proud of our team and are looking for a real team player to join us. Some of the qualities we like our team to display are: 

  • Positive and proactive. 
  • A willingness to learn and develop. 
  • Flexible and happy to engage in new opportunities and challenges. 
  • Ability to develop novel solutions to problems. 
  • Ability to communicate your advice and thoughts to other staff members. 



  • Annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum, plus up to 5 University closure days and 8 bank holidays. Pro–rata for part time staff. 
  • Annual salary review  
  • Attractive pension scheme (9.8% employee contribution and 21.6% employer contribution) 

Wellbeing and Development

  • Wide-range of development opportunities 
  • Varied day to day activities and opportunities to develop skills 
  • Free on-site counselling services 
  • Discounted private medical insurance 
  • Founding signatory of the Technicians Commitment,

This role is available on a permanent, full time (36.25 hour) basis. Job share arrangements maybe considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andy Plummer, tel: 0115 9514200 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.



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