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Senior Technical Officer(Robotics)

University of Hertfordshire - School of Physics Engineering and Computer Science

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £27,181 to £27,979 pa pro rata with potential to progress to £30,487 pa by annual increments. UH5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 059275

FTE: 1.0 fte (working 37 hours per week) although job share or 0.8 fte (29.6 hours per week) would be considered if required.

Salary: UH5 £27,181 pa to £27,979 pa pro rata with potential to progress to £30,487 pa by annual increments

Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

We are a committed equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage applications from applicants who may wish to job share or work part time, as well as from women candidates to reflect staff under-representation, where it exists, and our diverse student cohort. 

Main duties & responsibilities

Candidates must be able to prepare and assemble experiments and practical applications for students and staff in this busy Higher Education environment. This will involve the preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes as required in one or more areas of the School. This will mainly involve support for specialist techniques in the robotics and mechatronics area for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and occasional support in other areas within the School.

To assist in the further developments of equipment and facilities within the School technical labs and workshops. You will support specialist techniques in the robotics and mechatronics area for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and occasional support in other areas within the School.

Skills and experience needed

You will have proven professional experience of working in a laboratory/workshop environment. You will also have substantial proven experience of working in the Electrical/electronic mechatronics/robotics technology (such as Arduino, microcontrollers and FPGA) along with experience with general workshop basic equipment and hand tool skills.

Qualifications required

Minimum of A Level’s or equivalent level qualification or proven experience. A recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Wilfred Kinyera, Principal Technical Officer, w.kinyera@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Interview date: TBC

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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