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Mechanical Laboratory Technician

Imperial College London - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £35,477 to £39,860 Level 3a per annum or Level 3b (£40,809 - £49,818 per annum) Dependent on Experience & Qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th September 2022
Closes: 6th November 2022
Job Ref: ENG02305
 

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has come up in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for a Mechanical Laboratory Technician to provide technical and practical support to the teaching and research laboratories within the Geotechnics section and also out on site.

This is a full time, permanent appointment and being advertised at two levels depending upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate will be matched after the interview process to the relevant grade.

The salary scales are as follows:

Level 3a - £35,477 – £39,860

Level 3b - £40,809 - £49,818

Duties and responsibilities

You will provide mechanical services in support of research and teaching including the design, repair and fabrication of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices.

Working closely with other staff, you will assist with the production of specialist apparatus used in the mechanical testing of soil samples.  This could include servo drives, hydraulic and pneumatic pressure-control systems, as well as its associated transducers and data-logging facilities.

You will provide support to staff and students in the testing of geo-materials, and partake in discussion with technical, academic staff and researchers to establish a basic understanding of geotechnical laboratory and field-testing equipment.

You will also undertake manual and CNC machining, including the safe use of hand-powered equipment.

Essential requirements

An HNC, HND or equivalent relevant mechanical engineering experience is essential together with completion of a recognised apprenticeship in an engineering subject.

With the ability to undertake a wide range of mechanical workshop skills you will also have experience of CNC machining for bespoke equipment applications,

You will have the ability to work from engineering drawings and written instructions, together with experience of using Solidworks CAD software.

Working with a wide range of engineering materials, you will be conversant with their uses and properties, with the knowledge and skills to maintain and repair a wide range of typical engineering components.

You must also have experience of using your own initiative, innovation and developing your own ideas. 

A basic understanding of electronic circuits together with experience of using electronic test equipment is desirable.

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prash Hirani p.hirani@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ and search using reference number ENG02305

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers (l.chivers@imperial.ac.uk)

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk.

The successful candidate will take up the post late 2022.

Closing Date: 6th November 2022

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