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Technical Officer (Research)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester
Salary: £26,715 to £30,046 Grade 6.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th July 2020
Closes: 26th August 2020
Job Ref: eArcu-2883

PrintCity Technical Officer
We are looking for an Advanced Manufacturing/Polymer Technical Officer to join our Engineering Sciences team working within PrintCity, Manchester within Metropolitan University's advanced 3D printing hub.

A forward-thinking education and innovation centre specialising in 3D printing and digital manufacturing. PrintCity exemplifies the vision of the Government's Industrial Strategy 4.0 that seeks to boost the UK's productivity by fostering a fourth industrial revolution underpinned by internet-enabled technology, digitalisation, connectivity and innovation.

The Role:
Working in the Print City Facility as a member of the Technical Services Team the role will support Advanced Manufacturing and Polymer Research. Duties will include providing technical advice, training and instruction to service users as part of the research team. There will also be a requirement to work at other MMU sites throughout the Northwest. Maintenance, health and safety, administration and the future development of the area will also feature in this role.

About You:
As a specialist technician, the successful candidate will be expected to have experience in a previous 3D fabrication/polymer research environment as well as specialist knowledge of the running and maintenance of 3D printing and or Polymer processing machinery.

You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your own initiative. You will be expected to participate in internal and external networks and user groups, attending relevant events to keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques and to share information with other team members. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also play an important role in being successful in this post.

Working at MMU:
Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work, and you will be part of a great team. We are ambitious for our staff; ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme. We also offer generous holiday packages, which include 25 days per year holiday, plus Christmas shutdown, plus bank holidays.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and covering letter via our application portal.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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