|Salary:||£24,285 to £27,929 per annum|
|Placed On:||31st January 2023|
|Closes:||17th February 2023|
Open Ended Contract - Permanent; Full Time - 35 Hours Per Week.
The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a passionate and motivated Assistant Mechanical Engineering Technician to join its skilled Technical Services team of nearly 40 technical staff supporting a diverse and expanding range of research and teaching activities. The appointee will be primarily responsible for assisting with the safe and efficient running of the School’s suite of mechanical engineering teaching laboratories. This will include the provision of technical support to a broad variety of student projects and research projects within the School. The post-holder will be involved in assisting in the delivery of teaching and demonstrating in the laboratories, the manufacture of components and apparatus, repair and maintenance of equipment within the labs and stock control.
The School’s mechanical engineering teaching suite consists of two main teaching laboratories, a welding bay and a flexible teaching space. The facilities include various items of manufacturing and fabricating equipment such as pillar drills, 3D printers, guillotine, computer numerical control (CNC) router, laser cutters, and MIG and TIG welding plants. The lab maintains a good range of hand tools and a stock of a variety of components and materials to support project builds and equipment repair.
The successful candidate should demonstrate an enthusiasm for engineering and personal development, with a commitment to keep pace with emerging technologies. They will have >2 years’ demonstrated and recent experience working in a mechanical workshop environment (or similar) and be educated to N/SVQ Level 3 (which may have been acquired as part of a recognised apprenticeship programme) or equivalent in relevant subjects (e.g., mechanical engineering). Alternatively, the candidate will have >3 years’ demonstrable technical experience in progressively more demanding work. The role is customer-facing and the School is a diverse and international community of staff and students. The post holder will therefore have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an understanding of Health & Safety and a strong commitment to service delivery.
The School of Engineering is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates from under-represented groups. Please contact Sally Morgan (SoE Technical Services Manager; email@example.com) if you would like to discuss the role informally.
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Applicants should include a cover letter, explaining how they fulfil each of the criteria listed under ‘Knowledge, skills and experience’, and an up-to-date CV with their application.
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