Senior Technician

We’re looking for a flexible and confident Senior Technician to join our Supply Chain & Production Department.

The Role 

Pro-actively assist in the development, assembly and testing of components and materials, working alongside the engineering and design teams. The post holder will be expected to retain a flexible approach to the required tasks and work closely with all areas of the manufacturing department. There will be a requirement to flex between the machining and assembly areas as required by the business demand.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • To deliver projects on time and to the required standard
  • Develop new techniques as required to achieve project goals
  • Mentor and develop Junior members of the team
  • Apply broad knowledge of principles and practices
  • Prioritise work to meet business needs
  • Willingness to travel to test sites



  • Understanding of materials and their various applications 
  • Broad background of Engineering processes and Techniques
  • Proven track record of developing processes and procedures in a development environment
  • Strong bench fitting and manual machining experience
  • Lifting and Slinging techniques


  • Vacuum and leak detecting experience
  • CNC Milling and Turning



  • BTEC Technical Certificate
  • Recognised Apprenticeship or equivalent time served experience


  • HNC or higher education

Skills and Behaviours


  • Being able to design and build test rigs and jigs for various applications
  • Competent at solving technical problems that arise in a Research and Development environment
  • Manual Milling and Turning
  • Good bench fitting skills 
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • The ability to work both in a team and independently
  • To ensure a safe work environment by adopting a clean and conscientious attitude when working
  • Flexible
  • Able to plan and organise your own workload
  • Listen and learn from others with different skills and knowledge


  • Knowledge of vacuum systems
  • Experience of Brazing techniques and equipment
  • CNC Milling and Turning 
  • Ability to lead a small team

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines’ core values:

  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Trust
  • Quality
  • Teamwork

This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service) plus public holidays, employee share scheme, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.  

Salary: £33,000 to £40,000, depending on experience 

Contract: Permanent 

Working Hours: Full Time – 35 hours per week, Monday to Thursday (0700 to 1615hrs)

Location: Site based at Culham 

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to quoting reference 2022-013 – Senior Technician

Closing date: 03 February 2022