Mechanical Assembly Technician

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1329485962-2
  • Date Posted: 18 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Vacgen Ltd
  • Location: Lower Dicker, Sussex
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Mechanical Assembly Technician

Location: Hailsham, BN27 4EL
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Benefits: A competitive salary, private medical insurance, 25 days holiday, salary sacrifice company pension, life insurance, a state-of-the-art working environment!

Since 1964, we have been the name on everyone s lips when they think about high quality ultra-high vacuum products and services.

As pioneers in the field of UHV technology, Vacgen s focus on innovation, reliability and quality has helped great minds take great leaps forward. Products from VACGEN are widely used by the world s leading Universities and research institutions, from NASA and the European Space Agency to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

At our new, purpose-built manufacturing facility near Hailsham, East Sussex we have entered an exciting new phase in our development as we embark on an ambitious expansion programme.

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Could you be the right person to fill one of our positions?

You will be responsible for the assembly of UHV Manipulation & sample handling sub-assemblies including pre-test data recording and QC evaluation working in our UHV Cleanroom.

We are now recruiting for a Mechanical Assembly Technician to assume responsibility for assembling mechanical and electrical components to build complex systems, according to engineering drawings.

In addition to this, as our Mechanical Assembly Technician you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out specialist UHV compatible instrument wiring & electrical testing.
  • Maintaining UHV clean process standards with all in vacuum component parts and sub-assemblies.
  • Supporting transition of new hardware from NPI through to routine production including writing any required manufacturing information documents & guides
  • Maintaining and updating existing manufacturing instructions.
  • Supporting the maintenance of departmental records, particularly test data, quality control information and serial numbering of instruments.

In order to be successful in this role you should have:

  • Ideally a relevant engineering degree/HND/HNC e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, QBE or time served apprenticeship candidates can be considered.
  • Familiarity with the production of UHV compatible devices & instrumentation that utilises electron optics & ion optics principals would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience in a low volume customised product manufacturing environment is preferred. Ideally yielding a broad understanding and appreciation of precision hand fitting techniques, specialist wiring and product test procedures.
  • Resilience under pressure, able to adhere to the predetermined timescales and deadlines.
  • Basic IT skills, including MS Office
  • Mechanical engineering Level 3
  • Previous experience in a high technology manufacturing environment or clean room.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on APPLY today, forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

No agencies please.