CEMS-247-23 - Technician (Mechanical Engineering)

University of Kent
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£24,285 to £27,131
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Technician (Mechanical Engineering) Technical Services Location: Canterbury

Salary: £24,285 to £27,131 per annum Grade: Grade 5 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Monday 20 November 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 03 December 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: CEMS-247-23

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences in the role of Technician (Mechanical Engineering) and to be part of the technical services team, delivering outstanding student experience and research excellence.

The role of Technician (Mechanical Engineering) is essential to the successful day-to-day operation of the teaching and research activities taking place within the division. Working as part of a technical support team, you will provide a comprehensive, immediate and specialised support service to staff and students within the Division. You will be specifically working with and setting up and preparing resources for engineering or scientific equipment including gear analysis, beam analysis, robots and cobots, 3d printers and laser cutters, tensile test and fatigue test equipment.

You will use your knowledge, skills and experience to solve problems independently, ensuring the effective day to day operation of facilities and resources - providing excellent customer service at all times. You will be working under supervision within a busy technical support team responding to wide range of enquiries so planning and prioritising work will be essential in this role.

This role includes the option for development into a degree level apprenticeship in the field of Robotics and AI. The role will commence immediately with the degree component beginning in September 2024 with a duration of 48 months. Robotics and AI is of strategic importance to the division and as such this role will develop into supporting our 3 robotic labs over time.

As a Technician you will:

  • Under supervision, perform work in accordance with the aims and objectives of a given scenario, raising any issues with senior staff. Deal with both routine and less straightforward queries
  • Assist with purchasing including ordering and distributing goods. Undertake a range of tasks to ensure adequate loan and return of resources
  • Provide local inductions, training and demonstrations of techniques and equipment skills and best practice in the work area
  • Operate basic equipment, carrying out straightforward maintenance. Provide assistance to senior staff support more complex equipment.
  • To be successful in the role you will have/be:

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise confidently with students and staff at all levels
  • Attention to detail and ability to work accurately
  • Organised with the ability to prioritise a wide range of workload with competing priorities
  • Knowledge of basic safety regulations and procedures.
  • Formal training in mechanical engineering via vocational routes such as BTEC National Diploma, HNC/HND, advanced modern apprenticeship or NVQ.
  • Demonstrable experience in technical support in a mechanical engineering discipline, for example maintenance, machinist, production or automation.
  • If you require further information regarding the application process please contact [email protected] quoting ref number: CEMS-247-23

    We particularly welcome applications from female and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area

    The Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is a welcoming and diverse environment that has been recognised by Athena SWAN awards. Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we are proud of our friendly and inclusive culture. We support our colleagues through a number of family-friendly policies.

    Further details: Job Description Additional Information

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    Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

    Applications must be made via the University's online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

    The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.


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