Engineering Technician (80326-0123) . Job Reference: 1889763

University of Warwick
February 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:£27,929
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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£27,929 – 31,411 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 36.5 hours (1.0 FTE)

Are you an experienced technician looking for a new challenge?

WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology. We need an engineer with substantial experience of working with machine tools, both manual and CNC, lathes, milling machines and grinders to join our team to provide technical support and engage with staff of all levels including external partners and organisations as required.

The team will benefit from your flexible approach to work and your high level of competence covering a wide range of disciplines including metal fabrication, welding, fitting, pipe work, material sampling and testing.

Excellent communication skills and a high level of health and safety awareness will be essential for the role in order to liaise with academics, students and other staff to set up, run and maintain specialist equipment and provide advice on the feasibility of practical experimental design and manufacture.

You will need to have successfully completed an engineering apprenticeship or HNC/ONC in Engineering or hold a similar qualification, along with relevant experience in a related engineering discipline / environment.

In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

Interview Date: TBC

Job Description


To provide technical support for academics, researchers, students and other staff within WMG. To engage with technicians, academics, researchers, students and any other organisation as required.


1. To operate and maintain equipment such as machine tools, both manual and CNC, lathes, milling machines, grinders, welding equipment, various riveting and joining machinery. To design, manufacture and commission specialised research and experimental apparatus and equipment to very high level of accuracy to support both teaching and research activities in these areas

2. To consult and liaise with academics, students and other WMG staff on the design, manufacture and use of apparatus and equipment. Dealing with both internal and external customers to meet technical specifications and achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.

3. To provide support for both student teaching labs and student projects, to advise concerning the feasibility of design, manufacture and use of equipment with regards to material selection and processing techniques. To teach and advise students on the use of equipment and apparatus within WMG.

4. To ensure health and safety legislation is adhered to by staff and students utilising WMG teaching and research areas. To provide health and safety guidance and, when required, supervision for those working within the WMG Engineering Facilities and associated laboratories with the use of relevant risk assessments, safe systems of work and COSHH information.

5. To assist in the maintenance and continued development of a diverse range of specialist equipment and apparatus, in order to facilitate research and teaching and to ensure this is done adhering to current legislation and in the most cost-effective manner.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Successfully completed an Engineering Apprenticeship or HNC / ONC in Engineering or similar qualification (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Experience in a related engineering discipline / environment (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Substantial experience of working with machine tools, both manual and CNC, lathes, milling machines and grinders (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 4

Design and drawing skills using CAD packages (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 5

A high level of competence covering a wide range of disciplines including metal fabrication, welding, fitting, pipe work, material sampling and testing (a,c)

Essential Criteria 6

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (a,c)

Essential Criteria 7

Use of technical expertise and judgement to provide feasible and cost- effective decisions on the provision of quality equipment and components (a,c)

Essential Criteria 8

Conversant in computer software such as Microsoft Office (a,c)

Essential Criteria 9

Excellent interpersonal skills to enable professional interaction with academics, students, external partners and visitors (a,c)

Essential Criteria 10

Excellent team working skills (a,c)

Essential Criteria 11

A high degree of flexibility to respond to the changing needs of both academic and industry led research (a,c)

Essential Criteria 12

Ability to work independently to tight deadlines to deliver high quality outcomes (a,c)

Essential Criteria 13

A high level of health and safety awareness appropriate for the environment, and the ability to guide and supervise others in safe practice (a,c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

For further information about the Energy Innovation Centre can be found here.

We believe there should be no barriers to continuing education, and we strive to ensure that the future workforce has the skills they need to become the UK's upcoming engineers and inventors.

Our unique approach to undergraduate education enables full-time students, Higher Apprentices, and full-time employees to gain an engineering degree.

Our teaching staff deliver educational programmes not just at Warwick, but internationally, and the knowledge we can leverage from our research excellence enables our students to reach their highest possible standards.

Full details of our range of undergraduate and Degree Apprenticeships can be found via this link.

If you would like further information about the HEA accreditation or APPTE requirements, these links should help.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

Right to work in the UK

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

16 Feb 2023

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