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Electronics and Electro-Mechanical Laboratory Technician

Imperial College London - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £35,477 to £49,818 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 5th February 2023
Job Ref: ENG02416
 

Salary: Level 3b (£40,809 - £49,818 per annum)  or Level 3a (£35,477 – £39,860)  Dependent on Experience & Qualifications 

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for an Electronics and Electro-Mechanical Laboratory Technician to provide electrical, electronics, 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 Electrical and Electro-Mechanical services in support of research and teaching including the design, repair, and fabrication of electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical devices.

Working closely with other staff, you will assist with the production of specialist apparatus used for soil testing. 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 an understanding of geotechnical laboratory and field-testing equipment.

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

Essential requirements

An HNC or equivalent relevant Electrical and Electro-Mechanics experience is essential together with completion of a recognised apprenticeship in an Electronics or Electrical Engineering subject.

With a good working knowledge of various software packages, you will have experience of using microcomputers, and an ability to work from engineering drawings and written instructions.

Good analogue and digital electronic circuit design skills, and circuit fault finding skills are essential, together with experience of using electronic test equipment (oscilloscopes, DMMs and signal generators) .

You must also have experience of using your own initiative, innovation and developing your own ideas, with an ability to read circuit diagrams, data sheets, and written work instructions.

An ability to undertake a wide range of mechanical workshop skills using lathes, mills, drills and similar equipment is desirable.

Further information

This is a full time, open-ended position based at South Kensington Campus.

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 ENG02416

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

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

The successful candidate will take up the post in early 2023.

Closing Date: 5th February 2023

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