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We’ve mastered the art of how to measure less than a nanometre - .4 to be exact! (To put into context, a strand of human hair is 100,000 nanometres thick!). 

Surface Finish | Contour | 3D | Diameter Measurement | PGI NOVUS Product Launch

Taylor Hobson is proud to introduce the most advanced equipment for surface finish, contour, 3D, and diameter measurement.

Taylor Hobson’s global reputation extends over 130 years where we have been designing, developing, and delivering contact and non-contact measuring solutions. Working closely with some of the world’s leading institutions in the field of optics, bearings, aerospace & automotive industries, we enable the manufacture of better products with greener credentials.

What are we looking for? 

Our future depends on making what we do more accurate and mastering how we can do it faster!

Taylor Hobson was Ametek’s first international acquisition in 2004 and formed the cornerstone of what is now the highly successful Ultra Precision Technologies Division. Ametek, Inc. is a $5B global diversified manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 150 operating locations in 30 countries enabled by ~18,000 colleagues worldwide. 

Job Description

If you are up for the challenge, then we want you!

  • Define and coordinate robust engineering processes.
  • Developing manufacturing processes to optimise output and efficiency.
  • Generate and implement engineering solutions to take products from development to full production.
  • Support key business projects.
  • Introduce creative quality improvements to achieve ‘Right First Time’ standards.
  • Investigate and evaluate test equipment improvements resulting in an increase in test equipment reliability or efficiency.
  • Resolve manufacturing problems in a timely manner.
  • Design and develop solutions to maximise production efficiency.
  • Review processes to seek opportunities to implement automation.

Key Requirements

Working towards a minimum of a 2:1 in Mechanical Engineering

  • Efficiency – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Honesty/Integrity – Does not cut corners ethically.  Earns trust and maintains confidence.
  • Does what is right.  Speaks plainly and truthfully.
  • Follow through on commitments – Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal costs.
  • Attention to detail – Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Flexibility/adaptability – adjusts quickly to change priority and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Enthusiasm – Exhibits passion and excitement over work.  Has a can-do attitude.
  • Worth Ethic – possess a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard.
  • High standards – Expects personal performance to be nothing short of the best.
  • Listening skills – Lets others speak and seeks to understand their viewpoints.
  • Communication – speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being over verbose or talkative.
  • Teamwork – reaches out to peers and cooperates with managers to establish overall collaborative working relationship.
  • Experience using SolidWorks CAD
  • Geographically available to attend on site.
  • Be fluent in oral and written English.


When you join Taylor Hobson, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We offer you the following:

  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation - IMechE, MIET, CPhys
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • 1pm Friday finish
  • Fun, relaxed, supportive working environment
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 year
  • Leicester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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