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Mechanical Workshop Manager

University of Oxford - Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum - (discretionary range to £48,350 per annum subject to skills and experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th February 2024
Closes: 19th March 2024
Job Ref: 170959

About the role

The Department of Chemistry is looking for Mechanical Workshop Manager to manage the operation of the Mechanical Workshop, to provide a design, build, modification and repair service for scientific equipment and instrumentation required by the academic staff in the department.

The post holder will take a high personal level of responsibility in their specialist areas and will work in collaboration with academic colleagues and research groups to resolve practical and research problems, requiring the ability to find solutions to complicated construction problems and develop solutions to design requests.

You will supervise the workshop staff, be responsible for their training and career development as well as overseeing all work carried out in the workshop. Controlling all projects, job allocation, monitoring of performance and quality control.

About you

You will hold a HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a mechanical engineering discipline and have significant engineering experience. You will have hands on experience in a mechanical engineering workshop, producing bespoke working prototypes or one-off fine detailed scientific equipment or instruments. Previous supervisory experience in a mechanical workshop environment is essential along with the ability to manage work load effectively, set and manage budgets and keep financial records.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The university also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

More information is available at https://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/staff-benefits   

Diversity

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave

How to apply

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Only applications received before midday on Tuesday 19 March 2024 can be considered. This post is available immediately.

This post is a full time, permanent post, based in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders and are committed to equality and valuing diversity.

 

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