Technology Support Officer - Primary Processing (Melting and Rolling)

Swansea University - Engineering

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

APM Grade 7

This position is fixed term to 31st August 2020

Applicants are invited for the position of Technology Support Officer (TSO) within the College of Engineering, to work at the UK National Steel Innovation Centre (UK-NSIC) hosted by Swansea University in partnership with the businesses of Tata Steel UK and the broader steel supply chains, across the UK.

The exciting role of Technology Support Officer (TSO) for Primary Processing will provide technical and operational based support, initially for the relocation and re-installation of equipment from the Swinden Technology Centre (Tata Steel’s UK R&D Centre) to Swansea University. Following this transition period, the role will involve the continuous operation of the equipment, providing Swansea with research excellence in the fields of Steel manufacturing, primary processing and process & product development. Once located in Swansea, the equipment will form an integral role in providing the UK with the open access Steel Innovation Centre that the UK so desperately requires. UK-NSIC will be housed at the former Engineering Building on Swansea University’s Singleton Campus, during phase 1 (2017 – 2019), however, a longer-term project involving the building of a new purpose designed facility (Phase 2), will expand UK-NSIC’s capabilities and partnership potential, creating a network facility, which is expected to be operational towards the end of 2019.

The successful applicant will join a new team of industry focussed academics, researchers, technologists and industrial experts, who collectively, will transform the UK steel industry, into a global leader in low carbon iron and steelmaking, with particular specialisms in; novel materials development, late stage product diversification, value adding coatings technology and novel construction materials, for creating active building facades.

The primary processing facilities will provide research excellence and be at the forefront of new product development. The role will provide specialist technological support across a wide range of melting and rolling services to the Steel and wider metals industries. The post holder will be required to be the primary operator of; the Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) furnace, reheating furnaces, High Pressure Water (HPW) descaler, Plate Rolling Mill alongside supporting other primary processing activities related to molten metals.

The role will also require competent use of specialist equipment such anemometer and precision balances alongside basic workshop equipment (Bandsaws, Pillar Drill, Shears, Burning Equipment), gantry cranes & forklift trucks.

Closing Date: 11pm 21st September 2017

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