Job Vacancies: Research & Design Technician

The position has now been filled.

There is currently an opportunity for a Research and Design Technician to join the team at S & C Thermofluids - Stobart Division.

S & C Thermofluids Ltd undertake research and design in thermodynamics primarily for the aerospace and defence industries.

In Redruth we manufacture a wide range of test equipment and prototypes which are for the most part tested at our test facilities in Gloucestershire and Bath, a successful candidate would be based in Redruth but would be expected to spend around 25% of their time at our other test facilities often spending several days away from home.

The experimental equipment used at our test facilities range from small-scale compressed air systems and liquid flow rigs to full-scale aerospace jet engines, as such there are many test, logging and control systems that periodically need maintaining or updating and new prototype test equipment that requires installation.

A successful candidate would become involved in work across the range of experimental prototype and rig activities, although a direct knowledge of aero engines and test equipment is not expected the candidate would be instructed in how the various systems worked and required to learn how to maintain and modify them.

Job description

We are looking for a hands on person with good manual dexterity and an understanding of electrical systems, basic electronics and servo control.

While working at our Redruth site the applicant would be involved with designing and building prototype research equipment, the tasks they may be asked to undertake could include; fitting, machining, welding, fabrication, composites, assembling control systems and working with CAD, but which areas they work in would depend on the applicant's abilities and the areas they would wish to progress in.

It is important to note that the requirements of the company for the person filling this role are varied. The ideal candidate will be flexible and keen to learn new skills in a wide range of practical areas.

Skills and attributes


  • Experience of electrical and electronic systems
  • Must be mechanically inclined; able to use hand tools, perform manual assembly
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • UK National


  • Interest in new technology and the aerospace industry
  • Experience in building remote control model aircraft / cars / robots

Duration: Full-time for a trial period of 3 months, with the potential for a permanent position.

Hours: Flexible working hours possible totalling a 40 hour week

Salary: competitive, dependent upon experience and current pay levels.

The role is available for an immediate start date.

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