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Senior Technician - Aerospace and Fluid Dynamics

Kingston University

Location: Roehampton
Salary: £34,295 to £38,274
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st April 2021
Closes: 23rd May 2021
Job Ref: 442778

The Role

As an Aerospace and Fluid Dynamics Technician working within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC), you will provide practical and operational support in the University's Aerospace and wind tunnel laboratories. Your focus will be on our Lear Jet, wind tunnels, pressure distribution, gas turbines and flight simulation, contributing to the learning experience of the students by providing practical guidance on the use of resources and promoting an excellent understanding of aerospace engineering activities and techniques.

You will work with students on their final year and MSc projects, assisting with extra curriculum projects such as Primary Engineer and Formula Student and you will manage a range of specialist equipment used in the aerospace industry. 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 hands-on technician, who is looking to engage the next generation of engineers in workshop practises including machining and fabrication. You will be a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual, ready to contribute to the day to day operation and maintenance of the school’s laboratories and to work with students, academics, and clients. You will have a demonstrable track record in the field of aerospace engineering and workshop practices. You will be qualified to an appropriate HNC or an equivalent City & Guilds qualification.

The Faculty

There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope as the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross-discipline innovation and creativity.

Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, scene-of-crime house, flight simulators and a Learjet. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.

Further information

This is a full time, permanent position with a starting salary of £34,295.

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 7th June 2021.

For informal enquiries, please contact David Utton, Head of Faculty Technical Services.

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

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. 

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