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Trainee Engineering Technician - 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

University of Bath - Mechanical Engineering

Location: Bath
Salary: £23,144 to £24,533 Grade 4
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 2nd July 2024
Job Ref: FM11757

Contract Type: Full Time, Open Ended

Interview date: To be confirmed

About the role

We have a new opportunity for a Trainee Engineering Technician to join the Technical Services team and support the 3D printing and laser cutting services.

Based primarily in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, you will join a team of multi-skilled technicians, who provide technical support to both teaching and research in the Department. Amongst the work the team supports are timetabled undergraduate teaching sessions, numerous student competition teams and a wide range of research activities.

You will receive training with a view to supporting departmental activity in a range of disciplines including:

  • Laser Cutting
  • 3D Printing - FDM, SLA and Polyjet
  • 3D Scanning
  • CAD Design using both 3D and 2D packages

Support will be provided by the existing technical team to build your skills in many of the above disciplines, in turn supporting colleagues and students within the department and beyond. As this is a student-facing role, you need to be confident working and communicating with a diverse student population.

About you

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to review and select appropriate technical methods, procedures and techniques to undertake tasks
  • Understand and be able to assess information relating to scientific concepts
  • Have experience of working reliably and efficiently with minimal supervision to appropriate standards and protocols
  • Understand and comply with safe working practices

For a full view of the person specification please see the Job Description attached below.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services, at js806@bath.ac.uk or Florence Richardson, Technical Supervisor, at frgr20@bath.ac.uk

The University of Bath is surrounded by green fields overlooking the world-heritage city of Bath - with the city centre only 1 mile from campus. On site, you will find all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, restaurants, cafes, banks and the world-class Sports Training Village. It is an innovative, successful and rewarding place to work and develop your career.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. The Department currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusivity within the Department. 

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