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Level 3 Engineering Technician - Technical Support Pathway

SMC Pneumatics UK
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Closing date
3 Mar 2023

Job Details

Level 3 - Engineering Technician

Hours:  Full Time – 37.5 hours

Department:  Sales Engineering Team

Location:  Milton Keynes

You’d be amazed at the thing we get involved with…

We’ve got airplanes into the air, cars on the road, battened down the hatches on board ship, and reduced the CO2 footprint of commercial freight.

We’ve put bread on your table, pulled you a pint, put the shirt on your back and a phone in your pocket.

Imagine working for us - a global market leader in pneumatic and automation technology, where innovation and customer satisfaction is at the forefront of what we do.

The Opportunity

SMC are on the search for motivated applicants with a genuine enthusiasm for engineering and a drive for customer satisfaction.  Based in Milton Keynes you will be working in our Sales Engineering Group who play a vital role in providing our customer base with comprehensive product support in all sectors of industry. 

This is a diverse role that will provide many challenges but will also offer gratification in assisting personal and company growth. 

Diversity is the key word for this role as you will be learning about areas such as technical support, marketing, training and general engineering tasks including product testing.

In the first year you will spend up to 3 days per week at a training provider (either Milton Keynes College or MAKE UK) undertaking your studies and will be work based the rest of the time

About you

You should be organised with the ability to manage your own time and workload.  With an inquisitive mind to research, investigate and troubleshoot solutions for customers. 

With good communication skills (written and verbal), you’ll also be adaptable and keen to develop your own and team performance.

You value the importance of good customer service and be at home in a collaborative working environment and tick that ‘team player’ box.   Oh, and good timekeeping is a must!

Entry Requirements

You will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades 4-9 (A-C) which should include Mathematics, English language and a Science or Technical subject at grade 6 or above.

Training provided

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician with Technical Support Technician Pathway. 
  • Training with Milton Keynes College or MAKE UK (residential) – your choice!   
  • Ongoing support and training with SMC Duration:  42 months excluding end point assessment

Future prospects

SMC champion employee development and following successful completion of your level 3, would be happy to
support you on to a level 4 qualification to continue your development with a plan to successfully move forward in the business.


Established in Japan in 1959 with headquarters located in Tokyo, SMC is the global market leader in the manufacturing of pneumatic and automation components that play an essential role in various industries including automotive, life science, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, food, and packaging.

SMC has presence in 82 countries, with 51 subsidiaries and 5 global R&D centres. In the UK, SMC has traded for over forty years and occupies a third of the market. The UK headquarters are located on a purpose built 14-acre production facility in Milton Keynes.

UK customers benefit from bespoke product options, built to their specific needs, and assembled in the Milton Keynes factory. Around 370 staff members are employed in the UK, with 85 accounting for field-based sales consultants providing technical support to customers nationwide.

The UK site is co-located with the SMC European Technical Centre, one of the five global R&D centres. Here, 76 design engineers develop existing products and offer specialist technical support to European customers.

SMC continues to prioritise the development of compact, lightweight products designed to reduce CO2 consumption and compressed air wastage. In addition, SMC’s ISO14001:2015 certified Environmental Management System reduces waste by considering the environmental impact of production, supply chain management and the product life cycle.

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SMC Pneumatics UK Ltd
Vincent Avenue
Milton Keynes

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