Mechanical Technician Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

June 25, 2024
£32.3 - £36.0 / year

Job Description




Job Purpose

As a manual and CNC machining (turning/milling) specialist, you will provide professional technical support to the College of Science and Engineering’s research and teaching operations through the Technical Services Mechanical Workshop team. Your extensive machining abilities and sophisticated experience with mechanical workshop equipment will be applied to world-class research initiatives, as well as engaging postgraduate and undergraduate teaching activities. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills in research labs and undergraduate teaching lab settings. In addition, you will do a variety of technical support operations in accordance with the College’s goal and your experience.

Main duties and responsibilities

1. Using manual and CNC machining equipment (turning/milling), design and manufacture mechanical components and systems to a high standard of finish and accuracy within defined timeframes, using a wide range of ferrous, non-ferrous, and occasionally exotic materials, and the full range of mechanical workshop machine tools and equipment.

2. Manage the technical parts of the Mechanical Workshop Services, including, where applicable, technical resources and technical people. Maintain workshop consumable stockpiles and guarantee appropriate engineering tooling.

3. Ensure timely delivery of high-quality machining output by optimising machining operations, testing manufactured component parts, addressing complicated technical issues, and pursuing continuous improvement.

4. Set up experimental apparatus for undergraduate teaching labs, including resolving concerns with technical equipment design and operation (equipment training will be provided).

5. Provide technical advice and support to students and staff on how to use equipment appropriately. Provide verbal instruction to students in assigned engineering application laboratories on basic engineering skills. (You will be trained to deliver spoken teaching).

6. Stay current on advancements in key technical fields and mechanical workshop technology to guarantee optimal contribution to research objectives. Independently generate and implement agreed-upon proposals for experimental tactics.

7. Where applicable, take daily responsibility of technical workshop budgets, making informed decisions and providing advise on the purchase of capital equipment and consumables after consulting with appropriate colleagues.

8. Be in charge of the day-to-day management and compliance with required Health and Safety and/or other specialised legislative requirements. Maintain the relevant records in compliance with the standards. Keep up to date on advancements or legal changes that affect the research group’s work, and advise and teach members as needed. Report any potential issues to the PI/service/facility management, the Safety Committee, and/or any other appropriate internal or external entities as soon as they arise.

9. Collaborate with others, particularly those within the larger College/Institute/School and, when applicable, external contacts, to improve the delivery of research objectives and support the University’s overall strategic goals. Collaborate with colleagues, participate in team meetings/discussions, and contribute to the larger College/School/Group activities as needed, including the Technician Commitment major topics,

10. Perform any other reasonable duties as assigned by Technical Services Management.

Knowledge, qualifications, skills, and experience.



A1 Either Ability to demonstrate the abilities required to do the duties connected with this level of post by acquiring the appropriate knowledge and skills in a similar role.

OR: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 8 [Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4, Higher National Diploma], or equivalent, and experience with personal development in a similar job.

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience


C1 Proven expertise in manual and CNC machining (turning/milling). Significant breadth and depth of technical knowledge of mechanical fundamental principles and materials, conventional mechanical engineering manufacturing procedures, and acknowledged as an expert in machining.

C2 Proven experience manufacturing components/apparatus to a high level of precision utilising a full range of workshop machine machines, generating and refining designs from limited or partial information, including evidence of past outputs and professional progress.

C3 Significant IT abilities, including fluent use of required specialist software programmes in Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) related to component manufacturing on CNC milling machines and lathes.

C4 Experience understanding and comprehending complicated technological requirements for service users. Able to work with technical drawings/sketches and verbal directions, interpreting the requirements of service users with little mechanical competence, and implementing appropriate means of meeting their demands.

C5 Capability to plan and prioritise a broad range of technical work to fulfil competing demands, planning and scheduling work, and efficiently managing time and service users’ expectations.

C6 Excellent teamwork skills and experience of acting independently as necessary to progress and deliver targets within established timelines, under the direction of a lead technicians and management.

C7 Current knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the mechanical engineering environment, including but not limited to health and safety.


D1 Solid understanding of metal joining procedures (welding, brazing, and soldering)

D2 Proficient in surface grinding and certified to handle abrasive wheels.

D3 Verbal delivery experience with students or apprentices. If not, training will be provided to obtain a Trainer’s Certificate.

D4 familiar with and able to use CAD software such as Solidworks, Fusion 360, etc. (training will be offered if required).

D5 Experience managing budgets, including approving expenses and tracking outgoings on behalf of others.

Terms & Conditions.

The annual salary for Grade 6 will be £32,332 – £36,024.

This position is full-time (35 hours per week) and open-ended (permanent).

As a member of Team UofG, you will be part of a globally changing, inclusive community that values ambition, excellence, integrity, and curiosity.

The University of Glasgow is responsible for ensuring that all personnel are eligible to reside and work in the UK. If you need a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you must first complete the visa route’s eligibility conditions before being awarded a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please keep in mind that if tradeable points are allowed under the Skilled Worker visa criteria, this post may be eligible for sponsorship. For further information, go to

As a respected part of our team, you should expect:

1 A friendly and engaging organisational culture in which your skills are fostered and cultivated, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An good employment package with generous terms and conditions, including 41 days of leave for full-time employees, a pension (pension handbook:, benefits, and discount packages.

3. A flexible approach to employment.

4 A commitment to your health and well-being, including a complimentary 6-month UofG Sport membership for all incoming University personnel (

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