Company information

Founded by academics from the University of Sheffield, Ossila is a multiple award-winning SME in the materials science sector. We serve the international scientific community by providing a range of affordable, high-quality products that enable faster, smarter research.

Approximately 75% of our sales are exported to over 1000 institutions in 84 countries worldwide. We are proud to have many world-leading research institutions as loyal customers.

Our mission is to to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by providing standardised materials and equipment with improved performance, lowered costs, and excellent customer support.


Product Assembly Assistant
Location: Windsor St, S4, Sheffield
Salary: £10 per hour
Hours: Up to 16 hours per week
Application Deadline: 20th February (Wednesday, 23:59)
Start Date: As Soon as Possible

Essential requirements:

  • Experience with mechanical tools and understanding of engineering drawings
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Methodical and diligent work ethic
  • Good organisational & communication skills
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Willing to learn new skills

Desirable traits:

  • Soldering
  • CAD programs
  • Quality Management practices
  • Microsoft Access and databases

Job Overview

We are looking for someone who wants to gain valuable part-time work in a fast-growing, high-tech SME. The successful candidate will be involved in the hands-on construction of our range of coating and test equipment. They must be capable of working in a busy environment and be self-driven when it comes to repetitive tasks.

The primary duty of this role will be to assemble equipment and conduct quality assurance checks. The equipment you will be working with includes some of our larger products (like the Spin Coater and UV Ozone Cleaner), as well as some of our smaller items (such as our series of test boards). Full training will be provided, but familiarity with electronics or mechanical tool usage is desirable.

The successful candidate will gain experience working in a small and friendly team, insight into the inner workings of a rapidly-growing SME, and an understanding of product development. You will be expected to work independently and quickly to ensure prompt manufacture of customer orders, and be diligent and alert in spotting and highlighting quality concerns. The ideal candidate will be capable of working effectively as part of a team, but also able to work on their own initiative and take responsibility to solve problems when required.

Working hours are 7 - 21 hours per week (between Mon-Fri, 8AM- 6PM). We are especially interested in candidates who are able to work consistent hours each week and we offer the flexibility to fit around studies or other commitments such as childcare. We are happy to accommodate leave for exams, key assignments, or other important occasions.


To apply, send a CV and cover letter to

We are unfortunately unable to sponsor UK work visas. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application (either an EU/EEA national or valid UK visa holder).

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