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Workshop/Lab Technician

The Open University
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£10.46 - £12.71 per hour
Closing date
10 Mar 2021

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Our client, is a public distance Learning and Research University, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

They are looking to recruit two candidates to help them with a large project within their STEM function. The roles are to start asap until 31st July 2021, working 37hrs a week. The roles are working in the office/lab environment and at times will be working alone. Dependent on experience, the hourly rate is between £10.46ph - £12.71ph.

The department has a very large one-off project to deliver 1,800 home experiment kits to students studying the engineering undergraduate program made necessary by the COVID19 pandemic. They are looking at processing in the region of 200,000 individual components on a short time scale to send out to the students.

Skills required:

Essential - Trade/craft background, experience of using workshop tools, machines and experience of working with different materials. This role will be at times working with wood and putting sheets of MDF into a CNC operational machine and working on mills and lathes. There may also be a need to use hand and power tools for metal work.

Desirable - Laboratory experience in science, technology, and engineering work environment.

If this is the ideal role for you, please apply online or call Sophie Holmes or Angela Hoxley on 01908 246715 to discuss further.


TAPFIN, part of ManpowerGroup, are now working with The Open University as their strategic partner for all temporary and contingent requirements across their various locations.

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