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Senior Mechanical Engineering

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
England, Cheshire, Warrington
£31931 - £34907 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Senior Mechanical Engineering Technician

Salary: £31,931 - £34,709 gross per annum, plus specialist allowance of up to £2000

Banding: UKRI Band D

Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance

Location: Daresbury Laboratory- Warrington

Contract Type: Open ended

Hours: Full Time - We understand the importance of work-life balance and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants.

Closing Dates for applications: 28th September 2022

About Us

Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Promote sustainability and create new materials. And, alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives, and daily life, in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

The Metrology and Technical Engineering Group (MMTE) part of the Engineering Technology Centre (ETC) within the Technology Department at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory are currently looking for senior mechanical engineering technicians to join our knowledgeable team working in an exceptional environment with access to first class training and an excellent work life balance.

This role will directly support the MMTE portfolio and the UK's contribution to the PIP-II project. By working closely with the STFC's PIP-II project team and our In-Kind partner (Fermilab); you will be reviewing prototype assembly methods; engineering drawings; developing and following defined processes/procedures; comply to meet standards; assembly and testing of all equipment required in the construction of SRF cryomodules.

To succeed you will need a broad understanding of engineering, hands-on mechanical experience and welding fabrication capability.


  • Recognised Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship or demonstrable equivalent
  • ONC level engineering qualification or extensive equivalent experience
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 or similar quality environment
  • Background knowledge of particle accelerator type or other advanced scientific or engineering technologies
  • Experience welding assemblies (Fillet Wields and Lip Welds) to meet EN 15614-1 requirements
  • Experience welding cryo / vacuum assemblies
  • Working knowledge or experience of particle accelerator type technologies and instrumentation

Employee Benefits:

  • We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:
  • 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • An excellent defined average salary pension scheme.
  • Employee shopping/travel discounts.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.

The Closing date is 28th September 2022 (NB: some interviews may take place before the closing date for strong candidates).


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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