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Senior Teaching Technician

University of Birmingham - School of Metallurgy and Materials - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £28,397 to £30,210 full time starting salary range, with potential progression once in post to £33,938
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 100832

Role Summary

The role of Senior Teaching Technician provides vital support to teaching activities within the School of Metallurgy and Materials for all of its educational programmes: Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering.

Laboratory sessions may include a wide range of equipment including mechanical testing, metallographic preparation and microscopy, analysis equipment, wind tunnel, 3-D printers, and flight simulation equipment amongst others.

The post holder will be responsible for preparing and running practical laboratory sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate classes, supporting student projects, as well as supporting open days. 

The post holder will provide technical expertise, support and guidance in support of teaching.

The post holder will need a significant understanding of the requirements to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate classes, an in-depth understanding of all main subject areas, the ability to respond quickly and positively to changes in protocols, and troubleshoot problems, and optimise protocols to ensure a positive student experience.  They may need to operate out of normal working hours to accommodate classes, offer holder days, outreach and  recruitment activities such as open days.

Person Specification

  • Extensive relevant workplace experience, equivalent professional qualification or degree in an appropriate subject.
  • GCSE (A*- C/4-9) or equivalent level 2 qualification in mathematics and English.
  • In-depth practical knowledge of relevant technical and scientific methods.
  • Extensive experience of similar laboratory-based work, together with familiarity with a wide range of laboratory equipment which may include mechanical testing, metallographic preparation and microscopy, analysis equipment, wind tunnel, 3-D printers, and flight simulation equipment.
  • Positive service attitude and shows courtesy in dealing with others.
  • Ability to organise and manage own workload and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work practices/requirements.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision but function as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of current legislation relevant to the role.
  • Knowledge of current H&S policies and ability to uphold same.
  • Proficiency in commonly used software packages.
  • Understands the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • Ability to identify and respond to equality and diversity issues in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • A willingness to learn and develop skills as required on new equipment to expand the service offered to students.

Informal enquires can be made to Tom Hutchinson, t.hutchinson@bham.ac.uk

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the 'Apply' button.

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