Chief Technician

University of Cambridge
December 01, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,929 - £32,348
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Chief Technician

Applications are invited for a Chief Technician to join the Civil Engineering Division, which supports world-leading research and teaching.

The Chief Technician supports laboratory based geotechnical and environmental engineering research and teaching for the Civil Engineering Group, both at the Civil Engineering Building, West Cambridge and the Trumpington Street site. They will also support the laboratory researchers with fabrication of small items and the setting up of equipment. The role holder will support the general operation of the laboratories: duties will include, being responsible for maintaining and reporting problems with the operation of equipment, the safety within the laboratories and the safe disposal of laboratory waste. The role holder will also provide emergency cover for the structural engineering teaching technician by developing an understanding of the wider Undergraduate laboratory activities undertaken within Civil Engineering.

You will have practical experience of laboratory activities and equipment, in setting up and use of geotechnical laboratory equipment, along with experience in the safe use of machine tools and hand tools e,g, lathe, mill, skill saw, grinders, drills etc. It is essential that you have experience in providing training to groups and individuals.

Applicants should have a standard of education / qualification equitable to HNC/HND, level 4/5 vocational qualification, a time-served apprenticeship or an equivalent level of practical experience. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to understand and explain diverse technical and design problems to researchers.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-, 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM34255 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, West Cambridge


    £27,929 - £32,348




    Assistant staff


    17 November 2022

    Closing date

    1 December 2022

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