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PCB Mechanical Assembly Technician

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Science - Department of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £27,116 to £31,406 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 6th October 2021
Job Ref: UOS030016

Contract type: 1st November 2021 or as soon as possible and fixed term until 31st March 2024


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced individual to join our technical team to support the DUNE particle physics detector development project at the University of Sheffield. You will be working under the management of Prof. Vitaly Kudryavtsev.

The main scope of the work will be assembling and testing of printed circuit boards. In particular, you will need to glue tooth-strips (made from glass fibre reinforced vectra polymer) on printed circuit boards using provided jigs/devices. Occasionally, you will be expected to assist other technicians with relevant technical tasks that are needed to deliver the DUNE project at the University of Sheffield or in other participating institutions.

You will be part of a technical team that construct components for a particle tracking detector called DUNE. The job’s primary purpose will be to assemble/test mechanical components/properties of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the DUNE Anode Plane Assemblies (APAs). The primary place of work will be at the University of Sheffield. You will coordinate your work with technicians working at other institutions (Manchester, Lancaster, Sussex, Cambridge and Liverpool) and those working at Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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