Fabrication/Sheet-Metal Technician

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$53,044 - $74,721 (plus Super) per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: N/A

Posted: 01/07/2021


The Role
Research Engineering (RE) are looking for a suitably qualified and motivated Sheetmetal/Fabrication person to work in our Fabrication Facility. Reporting to Leader of Mechanical Fabrication (LMFAB), the successful applicant will work under general direction and have demonstrated experience and knowledge in a range of materials, manual folding equipment and numerically controlled technology. Experience in laser Cutting, Waterjet Cutting and Welding would be advantageous but not essential. The successful applicant will have the ability to interpret CAD models, technical drawings to AS1100 and sketches, and be able to work comfortably within a multi-disciplined team environment to achieve outcomes and supply solutions required by DST and Defence clients. The willingness to learn new capability is essential.

Position Duties
Under general direction the Mechanical Fabrication Technician will undertake fabrication/sheetmetal operations through:

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret technical drawings, sketches and CAD models to successfully manufacture prototype mechanical components.
  • An excellent working knowledge in the computer aided manufacturing discipline, to achieve ideal strategy for multi axis tool paths at advanced levels.
  • Experience using a vast range of 2.5D CNC equipment.
  • The knowledge and ability to carry out complex assemblies. 
  • Experience in working to engineering specifications.
  • The ability to apply and adapt bespoke manufacturing techniques.
  • Experience in Welding Processes.
  • The knowledge and ability to carry out routine maintenance on fabrication Equipment’s.
  • Willingness to learn new technology in Fabrication facility.

About our Team
Research Services Division (RSD) has a workforce of engineers, technicians, computer scientists and other professional staff who deliver a wide range of highly specialised research services and innovative solutions which underpin the operational capability of DST. RSD’s work areas undertake a broad, on demand and dynamic array of functions to keep DST at the forefront of research and development. RSD’s work areas include:

  • Scientific computing and DST’s eResearch strategy;
  • Development and acquisition of a world-class secure High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Capability for advanced modelling and simulation;
  • Nationally recognised and unique research engineering capabilities;
  • Specialised research safety, resource management and security services to assure sovereign S&T capabilities for Defence; and,
  • Development and implementation of DST’s research infrastructure strategy.

Research Engineering (RE) provide professional and advanced manufacturing to DST to enable delivery of products, prototypes and models for research, development and experimentation. RE fuses talented professional engineering and technical staff with world’s best design software and cutting edge fabrication capabilities. Through design, fabrication and prototyping, RE facilitates the transition of applied research to industry for production of military capability.

Our Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a motivated technician who will be able to understand the needs of our varied customers and stakeholders and produce results according to their requirements. This is outstanding opportunity for an experienced mechanical technician to step into a sheet-metal and fabrication role, the successful candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate that they have:

  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a multi-disciplined team, contributing positively to team outcomes and working relationships.
  • Willingness to share knowledge through training and mentoring other staff on technical issues.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviours, diligence, and professionalism and communication standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a range of sheet-metal technology.
  • An understanding of Quality Management Principles, WHS Principles and workplace practices.
  • Demonstrated Experience in Weld Preparation and Welding Processes.

Application Closing Date: 15 July 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DTSG/02914/21 on

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