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Senior Technical Officer (CDIO)

University of Hertfordshire - School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £24,871 to £27,924 UH5 p.a. (or pro rata if applicable) dependent on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 31st May 2022
Job Ref: 040455

FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week) although job share and 0.8fte (29.6 hours per week) would be considered

Salary: UH5 £24,871 pa - £27,924 pa (or pro rata if applicable) dependent on skills and experience

Main duties & responsibilities

You will be responsible for the preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes as required in one or more areas of the School. This will mainly involve support for specialist techniques in a laboratory/workshop environment area for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and occasional support in other areas within the School. You will be expected to demonstrate the safe use of testing kit, technical equipment and specialist skills to all groups of staff and students and provide specialist and general assistance to students to enable them to carry out their work. You will assist, when available, with consultancy work and research, within the School and help in the continual development of new practical’s for teaching and short courses.

The role will also require you to instigate the ordering and maintenance of stock levels and minor equipment as required for practical sessions in consultation with the Programme and Module Leaders and other academic staff. In addition to this you must have a thorough knowledge of the relevant safety procedures applicable to laboratory and workshops. Ensuring that these procedures are adhered to by all users. Complying with all Health and Safety regulations, both national and local rules.

Skills and experience needed

You will need experience of working in a general laboratory/workshop environment, ideally with students in the FE or HE sector. You will have experience of working in design engineering and manufacture/prototyping and professional experience of managing and/or maintaining an efficient technical operation. You should have specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas: manufacturing equipment (milling, lathe work etc.), hand tools and CNC, rapid prototyping and additive manufacture (3D printing), laser cutting, prototyping (system design), electronics, or embedded systems (Arduino, raspberry pi etc.).

You will have a high standard of accuracy, neatness and safe practice including good time management, a good attention to detail, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and able to prioritise and organise your own workload. In addition to this you will hold a good understanding of mechanical design and build and experience of reviewing/evaluating prototype designs inc. manufacturing methods and techniques. You must have up to date knowledge of current legislation and health and safety regulations relevant to this area. You must have good communication and interpersonal skills.

You will also be expected to be flexible and adaptable to team and workload requirements whilst also being able to work autonomously. You will have a client-orientated approach to work and a commitment to supporting students in order to work safely and effectively with a wide range of equipment.

Qualifications required

You will hold a minimum of A-level qualifications, or equivalent qualifications, or have proven experience. A recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent is desirable.

Informal Enquiries: Giorgos Gkizelis, Technical Manager g.gkizelis@herts.ac.uk.

Interview date: To be confirmed 

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