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MPI are looking for a Permanent Mechanical Engineering Technicians for our client based in

Cranfield in Bedfordshire.


Job Description

The successful candidate will be involved in the development of test rig assemblies, test activities and systems installation in support of commercial research contracts, MSc and PhD student projects.

This role will also assist/ support researchers on design, manufacturability of items and cost effectiveness of solutions possible. This involves discussing needs and requirements with researchers to solve challenging and complex problems, preparation of testing activities and set up and operation of industrial and research equipment.

You will ideally be keen to learn or already have some skills in design and manufacture of simple test rig components to support rig testing in response to research requirements.


You will be expected to hold at least an apprenticeship in an engineering discipline and/or have significant working experience in Mechanical Engineering or a research, development or test type environment, although, specific training will be available to the right candidate.


Experience in the development and operation of test rigs and test equipment is highly desirable though not essential for level 3 roles.


Salary level 3 or 4 depending on knowledge and experience –

 Level 3 range £20,454 to £22,799 per annum

 Level 4 range £25,110 up to £28,763 per annum

37 hours per week