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Senior Mechanical Fitter

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £29,605 to £30,487 with progression to £32,982 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: 26445

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We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Mechanical Fitter to join the Design Unit (DU) at Newcastle University. The DU is a specialist centre with expertise in Mechanical Power Transmission Systems, delivering innovative design, development and research consultancy services since 1970. We operate in a collaborative and thriving hub based at Walker Riverside with close links to the School of Engineering in the city campus.

As a Senior Mechanical Fitter you will be guided by the Technical Supervisor in supporting colleagues with their research design and manufacturing projects. Your primary focus will be the assembly and operation of precision test equipment and testing machines which are designed, built, and operated by the DU.

You will have the opportunity to undertake training in Gear Geometry, Gear Metrology, Instrumentation and Gear Failure Analysis and apply this knowledge to the job role. You will on occasion work on-site at client premises (UK and abroad) carrying out machine assembly and commissioning activities.

Our work is varied, and each operation is unique, this means that your time on projects can range from a few hours to several months. If you are a skilled and organised individual with a passion for technical innovative design and development, this could be the career for you.

This is a permanent and full-time position (37 hours), available with an immediate start. Working week to be agreed at offer.

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter is a supporting statement, and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role and evidence this with examples.

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Mr Dave Clipperton, Technical Team Leader via email: dave.clipperton@newcastle.ac.uk

For more information about the Design Unit and our work, please click here

We are based in the Advanced Engineering Research Hub of Newcastle University, with free parking on site at:
Unit B1 & B2 Wincomblee Road
Walker
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 3QS

The School of Engineering offers an exceptional environment for those seeking to build a career at the intersection of innovation, education, and impactful research. Joining us means becoming part of a vibrant community committed to pushing boundaries in engineering disciplines while nurturing individual growth. With cutting-edge facilities and a diverse collaborative culture, the school provides an inspiring platform to contribute pioneering ideas, foster meaningful connections, and make a tangible difference in the world through technological advancements and academic excellence.

For more information about the school, please click here

*Interviews will be held Tuesday 26th March 2024

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