Brunel University London - BCAST

Salary (S6 Grade): £28,218 to £32,341 pa incl. London Weighting

BCAST is a specialist research centre in the field of solidification and casting of metallic materials, with a strong international reputation. BCAST has expanded rapidly, and has a strategic plan for further growth and increasing industrial engagement for R&D. BCAST is the host of the national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering (the Future LiME Hub); has recently opened the purpose-built Advanced Metals Casting Centre (AMCC) housing large scale metal casting/processing facilities for conducting applied research with industrial partners; and is currently creating the Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC) as a second phase of its large scale facilities. The Technician positions will play a key role in the effective running of the Advanced Metal Casting Centre facility.

To work as an integral member of the AMCC Facility within BCAST to generate world-class knowledge in solidification science, especially related to industrial scale processes. The role will play a key part in maintaining the AMCC facility as a showroom for new metals processing. The role will supervise all technical areas in order to support programmes by providing a safe environment and to assist in the development of new, innovative and sustainable technologies. The role will be responsible for maintaining and operating a range of metal processing equipment to support applied research programmes. The following experience would be desirable:

  • Experience with hot processing equipment
  • Experience in molten metal
  • Experience on large scale/industrial equipment
  • Maintenance skills in electrical/mechanical/hydraulic systems

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr S.A. Butler (Head of AMCC and AMPC) at

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14 December 2016

For further details and to apply please visit

*This position does not meet the criteria of a skilled job for Tier 2 sponsorship which has to be at least at NQF level 6.

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