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Apprentice Production Technician

Date:  11-Oct-2021

Bristol, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  Plasma Technology

At Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, we provide tools for the engineering of micro- and nano-structures, with customers using our process solutions to research and produce materials and semiconductors vital for everything from medical devices and diagnostics, to electric cars and quantum computers.


Apprentice opportunities in our Production Team at Plasma Technology


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Production team at Plasma Technology and start an exciting career at Oxford Instruments.  In your Apprentice role you will learn and develop the skills, knowledge and experience to become a fully skilled Production Technician producing mechanical and electrical assembly work for Plasma products.  Your apprenticeship will include undertaking a structured training programme of academic study and practical training.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Build sub-assemblies and piece parts to achieve build schedules and conform to ISO 9001 procedures whilst under close supervision.
  • Aim to continuously improve skill levels by increasing key skills competency as defined during the duration of the Apprenticeship / training programme 
  • Maintain good housekeeping and 5S initiatives
  • To carry out any other duties within the manufacturing department requested by management to support the production schedule.
  • Contribute to the performance of the Build Team through continuous improvements. 



  • Good general level of education
  • Minimum requirements Grade 6 GCSE Maths, Grade 5 English and Science 


Desirable Professional Skills/Abilities:

  • Practical approach, good work ethic and logical thinker  
  • Good communication skills
  • Accurate worker, who is not easily distracted
  • An aptitude for Mechatronic principles and a desire to gain further in-depth understanding and knowledge
  • Willingness to commit to studies required to gain the required qualification and to complete assignments to agreed deadlines

Desirable Personal Qualities:

  • Commitment to learning
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to accurately follow instructions to deliver agreed outcomes
  • Flexible, co-operative and willing
  • Punctual and self-disciplined
  • Initiative
  • Conduct yourself at all times in a professional manner, taking account of the impact on those around you of your actions
  • Willingness to take on responsibility


In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments also offers structured career development opportunities, a good work-life balance, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, 25 days annual leave, half-days on Fridays, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements.

If this role sounds of interest to you, please apply with your updated CV.


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


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