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Senior Technical Officer (CDIO)

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

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £25,642 to £28,792 pa (or pro rata if applicable) dependent on skills and experience. UH5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd November 2022
Closes: 6th December 2022
Job Ref: 045856

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

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH5 £25,642 - £28,792 pa (or pro rata if applicable) dependent on skills and experience

Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

We are a committed equal opportunities employer and we particularly encourage applications from applicants who may wish to job share or work part time, as well as from women candidates to reflect staff under-representation, where it exists, and our diverse student cohort.

The School of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science is seeking to appoint a Senior Technical Officer. The School offers degrees in Physics, Robotics & AI, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. We’ve recently re-developed these to bring about a new, stimulating, practical led approach to engineering education.

Main duties & responsibilities

The role entails the preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes. This mainly involves support for our specialist techniques in our CDIO studios. On a day-to-day basis you will be involved in demonstrating the safe use of practical engineering tools, across a range of technical equipment alongside an opportunity to showcase some of your more specialist skills.

Skills and experience needed

You will need proven professional experience of working in a general laboratory/workshop environment, ideally with students in the FE or HE sector. You will understand mechanical principles and will be able to demonstrate the use of equipment to assist students. 

We would expect you to 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.).

Qualifications required

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

Please view the Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please use your Personal Statement to show how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification.

The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations and we are not able to sponsor for this position. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Alex J Kingstrom, Technical Manager a.kingstrom@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 6th December 2022

Interview date: To be advised

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Apply online at https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/careers-at-herts

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