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Electronics Technician

Bournemouth University - Design & Engineering Innovation Centre

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £24,533 to £27,181 per annum (pro rata) with progression opportunities to £29,605 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 96

About the role

Reporting to the Design & Engineering Innovation Centre Manager and working within the Department’s Design & Engineering Innovation Centre, this role provides support across the portfolio of Design and Engineering courses at postgraduate and undergraduate level, as well as to PhD students and staff engaged in research and knowledge exchange activities. 

You will provide general technical support in the electronics workshops and laboratory, including the use and maintenance of equipment within the department.  You will also provide technical support for undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and staff projects, as well as inspiring and motivating students about design and engineering.

You will have a higher education qualification in an electronics discipline and/or related industrial experience. You must have experience in practical electronics manufacturing techniques. You should have basic microcontroller programming skills & experience in the implementation of small intelligent systems using microcontrollers. Experience of working in an electronics workshop environment and/or educational environment would be desirable. You should be willing to act as Laser Support Officer for the department, where training will be given. You must have the ability to work well with students and staff combined with a proactive and independent approach.

The department is committed to gender equality and is one of the first departments at BU to achieve an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.  We have a strong team-based working style, and we support new staff in a friendly and collaborative environment and expect them to be excellent team players and communicators.

For further information on this post please contact Dr Diogo Montalvao,
Head of Department of Design & Engineering on 01202 965513

This position will not typically meet the eligibility requirements for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route within the UK Visa and Immigration service’s Points Based System, unless exceptional circumstances apply, e.g. meeting the ‘new entrant’ criteria.

About the department

Our vibrant Faculty of Science & Technology encompasses a wide range of disciplines across six departments: Archaeology & Anthropology, Computing & Informatics, Creative Technology, Design & Engineering, Life & Environmental Sciences, and Psychology. The breadth of subject areas means our cutting-edge research is delivering real benefits to the environment, our economy, health and improving cyber security. Our staff are given the opportunity to travel the world to contribute their expertise to expeditions and projects being led by other academic institutions and private organisations, as well as taking the lead on their own research projects, is helping us to understand our past, protect and preserve our environment for the future and support creative & digital industries to grow and develop.

About us

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research & practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing & retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.  

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