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Mechatronics and Instrumentation Technician

University of the West of England, Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: £30,497 to £34,304 per annum (grade F)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021
Job Ref: R02940

About us:

The Faculty of the Environment and Technology have a vacancy for a Mechatronics and Instrumentation Technician to join the wider technical team and which will be based on the university’s Frenchay campus. This post is student facing and provides expert technical support to academics, students and researchers. We have recently moved into a new engineering building with excellent facilities and this is an exciting opportunity to join this enthusiastic team delivering high quality engineering education at UWE. 

About you:

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience of a wide range of mechatronics systems including programming, interfacing equipment with computers and data acquisition. Ideally you will have experience of teaching or mentoring, which is a key part of the role, and be comfortable and confident demonstrating systems and equipment both in a classroom setting and to individuals.  You will enjoy problem solving and be enthusiastic about emerging technologies and how the Mechatronics lab may develop to embrace these. You may be asked to work from formal drawings or a simple sketch and, although well supported by others in the technical team, to work on tasks autonomously and without direct supervision.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

About UWE Bristol: 

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. 

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 25 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact

Chris English by email or by phone 01173283062 or Chloe Tyler by email or by phone 01173281338.

This is a permanent post and is full time working 37 hours per week.

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.

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