Principal Technician

Location: Cambridge (CB3)
Duration: Permanent
Hours: 8am until 4:30pm (Monday to Friday)
Salary: £29,600 to £35,000
Job Reference: 34179

Polytec are looking for a Principal Technician for our Cambridge based client. You will be one of the most skilled and senior members of the Mechanical Workshop, delivering highly specialised technical support.

Responsibilities:
* Project management - advising on budgets, design and construction time
* Advise on the specialist design of experiments, equipment, materials and methods of manufacture
* Manufacture prototypes from verbal instructions or sketches
* Design and develop unique equipment using CAD and CAM software packages
* Provide engineering drawings using CAD for third parties
* Supervise and take responsibility for the training of apprentices, reporting on progress and assisting with recruitment and selection
* Develop improved methods of testing, write and update SOP's and ensure safety regulations are followed

Requirements:
* Substantial experience in a relevant similar specialist research or technical environment, such as a workshop, laboratory or factory
* Skilled machinist with previous CNC experience (Milturn and 5 axis preferably Mazak)
* Skilled in the use of engineering equipment and techniques in the manufacturing of tools and instruments
* Degree level qualification (equivalent level of practical experience will also be considered)
* Strong CAD / CAM background (preferably Autodesk based Fusion / Power mill)
* The ability to prioritise competing demands effectively

Please contact us as soon as possible for more details or apply below!

We will respond to successful applicants within a couple of days.

[ Cambridge, Salary range: £29,600 to £35,000 | vacancy reference : 34179 ]

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