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Technical Specialist - Student Workshop

University of Bath - Mechanical Engineering

Location: Bath
Salary: £29,605 to £36,024 Grade 6
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2024
Closes: 25th June 2024
Job Ref: FM11811

About the role

Do you want to support the next generation of engineers and contribute to world class research? We’re looking for a motivated technical specialist to join our team. Our technical team plays an essential role in enriching the student experience.

You will work in our student workshop teaching and supervising our undergraduate students. You will provide technical support for both teaching and research activities. You could be making parts for a student racing car one day or working with researchers to build an artificial knee the next.

The role requires the use of conventional machine tools (milling machines, lathes, etc) as well as, if applicable, the use of CNC machines for more complex machining requirements.. The team also provide skills in welding/fabrication in steel, stainless steel and aluminium together with bench fitting and assembly.

This role is offered part time for 14.6 hours (2 days) per week, term time only, on a fixed term basis for 9 months.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Florence Richardson, Technical Supervisor 01225 384622 (frgr20@bath.ac.uk) or Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services  (js806@bath.ac.uk) tel 01225 385202 however, please ensure you submit your application via the University website.

About you

You need to have experience working with mechanical workshop conventional machine tools, hand tools and an aptitude for practical work. We appreciate a wide range of skills in our team, so if you have experience of assembly, fitting, fabrication or welding this will be an advantage.

We want to hear from people who are flexible and adaptable in their approach to work. You need to have a positive attitude and be willing to learn.

Further information

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is in the top 5 in the UK for our undergraduate courses and internationally renowned for our research output. You can be part of this success through the technical support you provide to our students and staff.

The University of Bath is set amongst 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. Other benefits include a generous leave entitlement, pension schemes, a wide range of learning and development opportunities and various staff discounts.

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.  We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.

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