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Operations Technician

Date:  11-Oct-2021

High Wycombe, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  NanoAnalysis

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our NanoAnalysis systems for electron microscopes are used in research and development that’s keeping pharmaceutical products safe, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the reliability and power of the latest mobile devices.



Operations Technician (Temp to Perm), based in High Wycombe, UK


Are you a Hands on Technician seeking your next role? Do you want to work for a company with world leading products that are at the forefront of bringing new ideas and solutions to electron microscopy If so, this is an amazing opportunity to learn, grow and succeed in a business with ambitious plans for its future.


 About Us


Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis provides market-leading tools and solutions that are at the forefront of materials characterisation and sample manipulation in electron and ion beam microscope. Differentiating ourselves through innovation and ease of use, our technology delivers faster, more accurate analysis for research and industrial applications including semiconductors, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and forensics.


By helping our customers to analyse and investigate features down to the atomic scale, we enable them to accelerate their R&D, increase productivity and make new scientific discoveries that underpin the shift to a greener economy, the development of new materials, and advances in healthcare.


 The Opportunity


As an Operations Technician your responsibility is to o manufacture products ensuring an effective and efficient operation to meet agreed quality, timescale and cost objectives


About You

The Operations Technician will ideally have the following skill/attributes:

  • Experience of working within a successful manufacturing team.
  • Experience of implementing best practise manufacturing   techniques.
  • Experience of supervising work of technicians/ small teams
  • Technical competence by qualification and/ or experience ideally in an engineering discipline


Key responsibilities for the Operations Technician

  • From team production plan, manage personal workload ensuring all milestones are achieved.
  • Using agreed measures, monitor and report on progress and initiating corrective action as required. (e.g. quality, on time delivery, yield, rework and scrap,)
  • Utilise best practice processes, techniques and continuous improvement methods as introduced.
  • Undertake Inventory Control methods.
  • Maintain a flexible attitude and approach to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Establish and maintain close and effective working relationships with other members of the team.
  • Operate within the Quality policy and procedures as defined in the quality system.
  • Be aware of and ensure team compliance with Health and Safety policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrate and maintain professional conduct.
  • Recognise team customers, both internal and external and strive to fully satisfy their needs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the business.
  • Undertake additional tasks requested by the Team Leader.


Benefits for the Operations Technician

In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, half-days on Fridays, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan. 



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


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.