Trainee Manufacturing Technician

  • Job Reference: 00004163-1
  • Date Posted: 11 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Oxford Instruments
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent benefits package
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our customers use our NanoScience ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field environments to go beyond what was once thought possible, whether that’s creating Nobel Prize winning materials or developing quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems.


Would you like to work for a company that will invest in your future? 


At Oxford Instruments we help the best scientists in the world to make the biggest discoveries. Working with leading edge technologies you will learn skills that will enable you to be part of the accomplished team that builds our world class products. 


Based in our global head office in Oxfordshire, you will learn to build complex magnetic and cryogenic instruments, putting to use the practical skills you have gathered at school or college and your natural aptitude for all things practical.


The opportunity

Working as part of an experienced team of technicians, you will receive on the job training on how to manufacture NanoScience products and components to the highest standards. The structured training programme will see you developing your basic core manufacturing skills, whilst working on sub-assemblies, product specific and bespoke manufacture and builds. Examples of the skills that you will learn are hard and soft soldering, measuring, filing and fitting, whilst following drawings.


About You

You will have a good standard of education and an aptitude for practical tasks, but most importantly you will be a team player, who is willing to learn, able to take instruction and perform simple assemblies with supervision. 



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.