Mechatronics Technician / Senior Technician: Visa sponsorship


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Mechatronics Technician

Electron Beam Section – Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Group

Location: Cambridge

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: Min £24,387 – Max £36,580

Profile: Laboratory/Senior Laboratory Technician

Description of role:

TWI is one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes. We develop innovative solutions for real industry problems that can have a profound impact on the world and people’s lives.

We are seeking a self-motivated Mechatronic Technician/Senior Technician with experience across electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering disciplines. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with advanced equipment and process developments and applications of electron beam welding, additive manufacture and surfacing; including the use of various laser systems, and state of the art equipment. The diversity of industrial electron beam technology developed and delivered by TWI is globally unique making this an exciting career development opportunity.

Contributing to internationally renowned work on established and emerging electron beam techniques, you will enjoy responsibility for, and rapidly gain experience in, these areas. You will strengthen the capabilities of a knowledgeable, innovative and welcoming team by taking on responsibilities including the full working knowledge and programming of our electron beam equipment, laboratory experiments, and maintenance of equipment and involvement in design and development of jigs, fixtures. You may also be involved in delivery of welding/processing development projects.


This position will require occasional travel.

Security clearance:

Project scopes dictate the need for a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance, this is the recognised standard for pre-employment screening of individuals with access to government information. The ability to attain higher level security clearance will be beneficial to ensure involvement in a wide range of projects.

About us:

TWI Ltd is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies with significant property assets. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

We offer opportunities to collaborate with inspiring and expert teams and a supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to share your ideas and continually develop your own skills and knowledge.

If you are looking to join an organisation that is fuelled by innovation, teamwork, and openness, this role could be for you.

Diversity statement:

TWI Ltd is committed to treating all employees fairly and to being an inclusive employer. Our aim is to create a work environment where our employees can reach their full potential. We put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of our people practices to attract, develop and retain the best talent.


We recognise that it’s the differences of our people that gives us our competitive edge and enables us to maintain our world leading reputation. This is why we are committed to ensuring there is diversity across every level of our organisation; representative of the Members and societies we serve. We have made Inclusion our number one corporate value to demonstrate our commitment to ensure it is at the core of everything we do at TWI.

Why work for TWI?

We offer a competitive salary, share-in-success bonus scheme, generous pension scheme (both employee contribution (flexible amount) and TWI contribution (up to 10% of salary), holiday (25 days + 8 bank holiday’s), private health and dental cover, career development and training, onsite employee restaurant, onsite gym, day nursery available for companies on Granta Park (Cambridge) site (subject to availability), onsite parking and more.

We know that balancing work and personal life can at times be challenging. This is why we continue to review and implement family friendly policies including hybrid working, flexible working, enhanced maternity pay and paid parental leave.

Closing Date: October 31 2023

Reference number: 92/23

Candidates may be offered and interviewed prior to the closing date but the role will be open for a minimum of seven days, we advise you to apply for this position as early as possible in the recruitment process before the closing date

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £24,387.00-£36,580.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Canteen
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Flexitime
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sick pay
  • UK visa sponsorship


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Cambridge: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: 92/23

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