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Technician Thermal Spraying


Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Technician Thermal Spraying


Location: Cambridge

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: Competitive rate

Description of role:

To work as part of a small team within the Thermal and Cold Spray Department using General workshop abilities, leading on to Mechanised and handheld systems, twin wire arc spray, plasma and flame spray.

You will assist with others to completing the scope of practical work in the laboratories.

This exciting role will involve working closely with team members, Project Leaders, Engineers whilst reporting to the Laboratory Team Leader / Manager.

The Individual is going to need to be able to work as an individual and as part of a team, to be able to think outside the box and problem solve, having some sort of Mechanical/practical or electrical background desirable. Some or basic knowledge on gas systems may also be desirable due to all the different gases we work with, however all training and understanding for this role will be supplied in house while working with the team.

You will possess some experience and have a general understanding in engineering/workshop abilities with attention to detail and practical problem solving, IT skills are desirable for this position but not essential as all training will be supplied in house.

You will be self-motivated, willing to contribute and learn both in a team environment and independently.


This position may require travel within the UK.

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: 06 February 2023

Reference number: 158/22

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TWI Culture

As one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, we are committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent from around the world. Our goal is to develop the next generation of experts to address future industry challenges.

We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and respects the differences between people while valuing the contribution everyone makes to TWI.

We recognise the diversity of our staff and students makes a positive and important contribution to our continuing success.

TWI offers a comprehensive training programme, incorporating both in-house and external courses to support staff development.

TWI Values:


Building effective working relationships, we accomplish more together

Innovation and Expertise

Championing new ideas and sharing knowledge with each other

Taking responsibility

Achieving our objectives and personal development

Customer focus

Building trusting relationships with our customers


Accepting and engaging positively with change


Valuing the contribution from every individual, creating value for our customers