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Senior Engineer Optical Fibre Fabrication

University of Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire
£34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

Job Details

Senior Engineer Optical Fibre Fabrication

Smart Lasers and Special Fibres

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 17 July 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2772324PN
Location: Optoelectronics Research Centre / Zepler Institute

You will join our team within the world-renowned Optical Fibre Fabrication Group at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), Southampton University. This is a varied position offering you the opportunity to apply your specialist knowledge and expertise in a research and enterprise environment. You will be responsible for resolving technical issues and equipment operations along with developing procedures and protocols to ensure the working environment is safe and in line with safety standards for staff, researchers, subcontractors, and visitors. 

In addition, you will apply your mechanical and electrical knowledge to repair items and contribute to the development of equipment capabilities. There will be a requirement to monitor cleanroom equipment and infrastructure and carry out regular service maintenance and calibration schedules to maintain the accuracy of fabrication output and contribute to organising large equipment projects by using specialist knowledge and experience of installation.

You will demonstrate a skill level equivalent to the achievement of HND, NVQ4, Degree in Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science/Engineering related discipline and experience of working in an engineering environment or basic professional qualification and be experienced in working within a cleanroom environment. It is also essential that you have proven experience in maintaining facilities and resolving process equipment and service users issues.

This is a full-time permanent position. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Jayanta Sahu (, tel: 023 80 593162

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Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment, quoting the job reference.


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