Precision Engineer (10131-0123) . Job Reference: 1889810

University of Warwick
February 07, 2023
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Offerd Salary:£27,929 - £31,411
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Management & Professional

Department

School of Engineering

Salary

£27,929 - £31,411 per annum

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 36.5 hours per week.

The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Precision Engineer to provide technical support for undergraduate and postgraduate students and provide technical support for research to academics and research personnel, ensuring a range of laboratory and teaching equipment is properly maintained. You will have successfully completed an engineering apprenticeship to HNC / ONC Eng. qualification or have equivalent relevant work experience. You will have significant experience in a tool making or engineering development environment and a high level of skill and knowledge in a wide range of disciplines including computer numerical control (CNC) milling and turning. Fitting, fabrication, design and 3d manufacturing techniques, various welding techniques and general workshop processes is essential, as is the ability to evidence excellent interpersonal skills with relevant experience of working independently and as part of a team.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Adrian Seymour, Technical and Facilities Manager, School of Engineering; [email protected]

Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

To provide technical support for undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the School of Engineering. To provide technical support for research to academics and research personnel. To ensure a range of laboratory and teaching equipment is properly maintained.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. The use of current CAD/CAM packages, IT techniques, conventional and CNC universal milling, centre lathe turning precision grinding. Instrument fitting and precision hand fabrication in order to design, manufacture and commission specialized research and experimental apparatus to high degrees of accuracy to support academic research.

2. Consultation with and advice to academics and students on the use of, design, manufacture of apparatus. Dealing with students' technical requirements, including health and safety

3. Provide timetabled expertise with regard to design and manufacture seminars to advise students on feasibility of their designs and materials used. To teach students manufacturing methods using a range of workshop equipment.

4. Liaison with academic staff, students and researchers in order to develop ideas relevant to research requirements.

5. Identification of suitable specialized components and equipment for the use in conjunction with research apparatus. Outsourcing, purchasing (within budget controls) and integration of same in order to allow researchers to achieve targets and deadlines.

6. Guidance and supervision of students and inexperienced staff in all technical areas within the School with regard to the manufacture of associated research apparatus in order to co-ordinate manufacturing and assembly requirements.

7. To provide health and safety supervision to staff and students in workshops and laboratories, include risk assessment, safe schemes of work, and COSHH.

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

Full engineering apprenticeship, to ONC/HNC eng. Qualification or equivalent relevant work experience. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 2

Significant experience in a tool making or engineering development environment. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Design and drawing skills using various state of the art CAD/CAM packages. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 4

A high level of skill and knowledge in a wide range of disciplines including computer numerical control (CNC) milling and turning, fitting, fabrication, various welding techniques and general workshop processes. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Experience of using Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Outlook. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Able to evidence excellent interpersonal skills with relevant experience of working independently as well as part of a team. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Able to evidence strong time management and organisational skills, with a willingness to adapt and be flexible to meet the needs of staff and students. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 8

A high level of health and safety awareness appropriate for the environment, and the ability to guide and supervise others in safe practise. (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.

The School of Engineering is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality, representation and progression for all staff working in an academic environment. The School currently holds the Athena SWAN Silver award and the University holds an Institutional Silver award. Further information about the work of the School in relation to Athena SWAN can be found here.

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 (warwick.ac.uk)

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.

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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

7 Feb 2023

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