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Technical Specialist - Automotive & Student Teams

University of Bath - Mechanical Engineering

Location: Bath
Salary: £29,605 to £36,024 Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: FM11706R

About the role:

The primary focus of this role is to work in the Automotive Labs team, providing a technical service to the engine test cells, MSc Automotive courses and to assist with our chassis dyno facility as required.

The role will involve coordinating and undertaking the building and maintaining of bespoke experimental facilities, preparing and instrumenting engines, turbochargers, electric motors and other components for use on current and future rigs.

You will provide staff and students of the labs with skilled technical support for the design and manufacture of unique devices and the repair, modification and construction of new and existing equipment and the manufacture of new components. 

You’ll be responsible for: 

  • Allocation of routine tasks and/or project work 
  • Providing direction, support and guidance as necessary, in line with individuals’ skills and abilities 
  • Monitoring progress against agreed quality and performance criteria 
  • Facilitating effective working relationships between team members 

A secondary aspect of the role will also include technical support to the student teams in the department, including the electric racing car, motorbike, drone & rocket teams – these teams have a high profile, & are often involved in prestigious international competitions.

You may also assist in the aerospace, structural testing and composites fields - full training in these areas will be provided as needed, plus ongoing support from the technical staff already in these areas.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience or qualifications in a relevant field
  • Served a recognised apprenticeship in a lab, toolroom, workshop or manufacturing environment
  • Post-apprenticeship experience in an automotive environment

Experience in welding (TIG/MIG) is desirable, in order to support the automotive labs, student teams & the wider faculty. Experience of CAD/CAM would be advantageous but isn’t essential.

As this is a student-facing role, you will need to be confident working with and communicating with a diverse student population. All technical staff are responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for students and colleagues.

Further information:

This position is offered on a full time, permanent basis. For an informal discussion about the role please contact: 

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