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Senior Technician Demonstrator in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Wrexham Glyndwr University - Engineering

Location: Wrexham
Salary: £30,496 to £35,326 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: FAST-T-05

We are looking to recruit an energetic and enthusiastic Senior Technician Demonstrator in Electrical and Electronic Engineering to support the development and delivery of the curriculum across the subject area. In addition to the Electrical and Electronic areas in the faculty, the candidate is expected to support the wider curriculum in Engineering, which covers a range of undergraduate courses in Aeronautical and Mechanical, Automotive, Renewable and Industrial Engineering, plus postgraduate courses in Engineering and Unmanned aircraft system technology (UAST). In addition, due to the cross-disciplinary nature of the faculty the candidate would be expected to support requests from across the faculty, where appropriate. 

The teaching and research activity in Engineering involves a significant element of laboratory/workshop activities. The post involves providing specialist knowledge, high-level technical and practical expertise in the areas mentioned above, contributing to the practical education of students through independent instruction and demonstration. This includes independently supporting and supervising student and external research projects. The successful candidate will provide specialist advice, training and instruction on equipment to academic staff and other relevant users. This will involve providing general support and training across the Engineering provision, especially techniques and equipment related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Applicants should hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field or relevant work experience, with a Master’s degree being desirable. Experience in testing, repairing and ensuring efficient running of a wide range of Electrical and Electronic equipment is a vital component of the role. Experience with Arduino/Raspberry Pi for programming and using high frequency RF and microwave systems would be welcome. Proven communication and organisational skills are vital to the role, and to be able and willing to manage practical spaces and ensuring a robust culture of health and safety to enhance the student experience across our courses. 

The role is varied and challenging, so you will need to be a highly motivated individual who is able to work flexibly and to tight deadlines, both independently and as part of a team.

Welsh speaking is desirable for this role.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Neil Pickles, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (Neil.Pickles@glyndwr.ac.uk). 

Faculty information

The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology at Wrexham Glyndwr University can trace the tradition of innovation in the Arts and Sciences back to the original Wrexham School of Science and Art first opened in 1887. The faculty staff are an innovative group of individuals each driven by a spirit to support and develop creative, scientific and technological industries through expertise and inventiveness. Students are welcomed into an environment of co-creation, where ‘hands-on’ and practical experience supports every aspect of teaching and learning, whether this is through the contemporary facilities at the university to create realistic scenarios, or through industry visits, studies or competitions. Cross-disciplinary research work and collaborations are common between departments and a diverse variety of specialisms exist within the Faculty. 

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