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Job Title:  Placement Student, IT Infrastructure


Leicester, LEC, GB, LE49JQ

Business Unit:  Taylor Hobson
Posting Date:  Nov 18, 2022
Job Description: 



AMETEK is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced analytical, test and measurement instrumentation for the energy, aerospace, power, research, medical and industrial markets.


As a leading global provider of differentiated electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, AMETEK are proud to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Their strength comes from four key areas: Niche Market Focus, Growth Model, People and Culture, Performance.

  • Annual sales of over $5.5 billion with approximately 50% of sales outside U.S.
  • Distributed operating structure with ~18,500 colleagues in over 30 countries
  • Diverse set of niche markets and applications served
  • Core Values include Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork and Social Responsibility


AMETEK is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AME) and a component of the S&P 500





Established in 1886, Taylor Hobson is the world leader in surface and form metrology and developed the first Roundness and Surface Finish measuring instruments.


We provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions for the most demanding applications on a global basis, with a worldwide infrastructure to support our clients; we are a truly global ultra-precision metrology company.


We are pioneers, continually developing our products to meet the ever-increasing demands of next generation technologies, particularly in Optics, Bearings, Space, Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical and Renewable Energy technologies.


Taylor Hobson's world leading brands include: Talyrond®, Form Talysurf® PGI, Form Talysurf® i-Series, Surtronic®, LUPHOScan, Formalysurf® PGI Optics, Talyvel®, Autocollimators, Micro-Alignment Telescope and AMECare.


Taylor Hobson is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc. which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5.5 billion.






Local and remote IT infrastructure support of users at the Leicester site & working remotely (i.e. laptops, printers, shared file access areas and email), including telephones and mobiles.


Ensuring the day-to-day running of systems and servers supporting the users.


Reporting directly to the IT Systems Specialist.


  • Identifying faults with PC’s so that the faults can be rectified within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Establish communication with users to understand and improve the IT equipment and service.
  • Maintain IT equipment to ensure full capability.
  • Train users to ensure maximum benefit is achieved from equipment provided.
  • Document faults for future reference.
  • Document software installations to ensure standardisation of future operations.




  • EDUCATION – Two years completed of a recognised IT degree course which requires a year placement as part of the final degree assessment. Good standard of education to at least ‘A’ level or equivalent plus English (language) and Mathematics to at least GCSE (Grades 5-9) standard or equivalent. 
  • A working knowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft productivity software (e.g., Office 365) and Active Directory.
  • A working knowledge of Ethernet networking and cable structures.
  • A working knowledge of VPN and WAN technologies (e.g., home broadband internet connections)
  • An understanding of data backup systems.
  • A general understanding of anti-virus systems and the need for keeping these systems running and up-to-date.
  • Knowledge and experience of PC architecture is needed to understand faults and problems that occur with PC’s
  • A working knowledge of email and the technologies used to facilitate email.
  • Experience of PC repair and software installation.
  • Ability to communicate with a range of different people in different levels of the company and global group.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with limited supervision across multi-sites.





Taylor Hobson offers a fun, relaxed, supportive working environment along with:


  • Continuous training provided using latest software platforms and techniques
  • Competitive salary and 28 days' holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Lounge style social kitchen area complete TV booths, games consoles, sofas etc
  • 1 pm Friday finish
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.