Senior Technician - Electronics/Sensors

Kingston University – Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing - Technical Services

The Role
As an Electronics/Sensors Technician working within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC), you will provide practical and operational support in the Electronics Laboratory, but potentially across any area of the Faculty. You’ll support learning, research and teaching activities working closely with both staff and students. Your focus will be on our Electronics Laboratory, contributing to the learning experience of the students by providing guidance on the use of resources and promoting an excellent understanding of electronics, sensors and programming activities. You will organise technical operations including assisting students with projects and managing a range of specialist equipment. You will ensure the laboratories and the facilities within them are maintained in good order in accordance with health and safety legislation and the manufacturers’ maintenance instructions.

The Person
You will be a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual, ready to contribute to the day to day operation and maintenance of the faculty’s laboratories and to work with students, academics and clients. You have a demonstrable track record in the field of electronics engineering with a working knowledge of PCB layout /diagrams, op-amps, data acquisition, CANBUS, Arduino/Raspberry pi and control systems. In addition, you will have experience with virtual instrumentation and associated software such as Matlab/Simulink & LabVIEW. You will be qualified to an appropriate HNC/HND or an equivalent City & Guilds. You will be familiar with current laboratory practices and have served a relevant recognised indentured/modern apprenticeship.

The Faculty
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing was designed to enable interdisciplinary study, research and projects – and provide hands-on, ‘real-world’ experiences for its students. More than 400 academics, support staff, researchers and research students work together alongside undergraduate and postgraduate students as one academic community.

Thanks to the Faculty’s success in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF), it will gain greater recognition for its cutting-edge research and continue to help change the world for the better.

The Faculty runs a comprehensive programme of outreach activities to take science, engineering and computing out into the community.

Using the brand new ‘labs in lorries’, it takes advanced equipment into schools and colleges across the Southeast, including programmable robots, forensic science equipment and an advanced patient simulator that looks and talks like a person. These facilities are available in a specialist outreach centre that opened in September 2016 and aim to engage and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals.

Further Information
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.