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Technical Skills Instructor in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering

Coventry University - College of Engineering, Environment & Science (EES), School of Future Transport Engineering (FTE)

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,487 to £32,982
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th June 2024
Closes: 27th June 2024
Job Ref: 2025

Our Mission

Coventry University Group is a global education group with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Driven by our passion and belief that through education, equity, and innovation our students, people, and communities are empowered to transform their lives and the world around them. Our people are the key to our success and each role within the group plays a key role in shaping the world around us.

The School of Future Transport Engineering is recognised for high-quality and real-world teaching, state of the art activity-led facilities and an approach guided by and focused on industry. We are ranked in the top 10 of the Guardian University Guide 2023 for our courses in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace and Manufacturing.

We provide innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses and are home to over 1000 students. Due to the continued growth and success of our engineering teaching and growing research profile we have opportunity for a Technical Skills Instructor Automotive and Motorsport Engineering to join us and support prototype production, laboratory teaching and research activities.

The Role

As a Technical Skills Instructor in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering you will be responsible for the production of components and assemblies to support research and student learning by supervising in workshops and laboratories, providing technical guidance and training to students, academic and research staff while advising on relevant techniques and observing safety precaution.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of specified workshops, laboratories and equipment, ensuring familiarity with the technology, maintenance, cleanliness and general upkeep. You will undertake design and production activities including the use of appropriate CAD and CAM software and actively engage in the manufacturing and verification facility, by supporting other activities when required.

Our Successful Candidate

Our Successful candidate will hold an Engineering apprenticeship or significant relevant experience in a metal machining and fabrication environment. Experience in an Automotive or Motorsport environment is advantageous.

You will also need some understanding of a wide variety of Automated and Manual machinery and manufacturing techniques associated with general and high-performance engineering. Welding and fabrication techniques including the use of oxy-acetylene, MIG/MAG and TIG technology in ferrous and non-ferrous materials are also required.

The Benefits

As a staff member of Coventry University, you will have access to a wide range of industry leading rewards and benefits including;

  • Excellent Employers Pension Contribution
  • 30 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme up to 5 additional days
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • 50% off Tuition Fee’s for staff dependants
  • CU Reward Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Cycle To work scheme

Our Culture

As a global Education Group, equality, diversity, and inclusion are embedded within the fabric of our organisation and are a key focus of our core values. We harness the power and potential of the diverse cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences of our students, colleagues, and partners to create opportunities for all.

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