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Facilities Technician Apprentice

Date:  08-Apr-2021

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  NanoScience

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 customers use our NanoScience ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field environments to go beyond what was once thought possible, whether that’s creating Nobel Prize winning materials or developing quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems.




At Oxford Instruments, we provide high technology instrumentation products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities.


We have a rare and exciting opportunity for someone to join our Facilities team as a Facilities Technician. 



The opportunity


In this role you will learn how to maintain our site ensuring that it is fit for purpose and fully functional allowing us to meet our customer needs and business performance. 


On the job training will be provided as well as a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineering with an emphasis on Mechatronics.  This learning will be provided at the Oxfordshire Advanced Skills facility in Culham and is due to start in September 2021.


Once trained and qualified, with the support of the facilities team you will be responsible for:


  • Servicing and maintenance of site equipment and machinery
  • Implementing and delivering a preventative maintenance schedule
  • General day to day maintenance of the facility
  • Asset Register Maintenance including statutory and compliance requirements
  • Building effective relationships with all colleagues
  • Contractor Management
  • Budget adherence with guidance from Health, Safety, Facilities and Environment Manager
  • CAD or Technical Drawing tasks for projects



About You


To be successful in this role and apprenticeship you will be committed to your own personal and professional development.  You will be able to plan your time effectively to ensure you meet work and academic deadlines.  Ideally you will have an interest in facilities management including health & safety, compliance standards and delivering a high quality facilities service to keep the facility running.


Having your own transport is advisable, due to our remote location and for transportation to and from the OAS facility. 


You will also have achieved 5 GCSE grades at Grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and preferably a STEM related subject.  You may also have some practical experience or be looking to retrain. 





In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments offers flexible working hours and a half-day on Fridays. We also offer 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements. We also invest in our talented employees by supporting them in their ongoing career and development so that they reach their full potential. We care and work hard to provide a workplace where you can grow and learn.



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.