Renewable Energy Technician

University of York
April 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Renewable Energy Technician


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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University of York campus

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  • Job description 13153.pdf (PDF, 289.7kb)
  • Role Description School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards, which recognise our commitment to creating an equitable and fully inclusive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.

    The School is committed to the development of technical staff and The University of York is a signatory of the Technician Commitment.https: // www.

    The role will be the lead Electrical Specialist in the area of Renewable Energy with responsibility for the day to day management of the Renewable Energy Laboratory, as well as assisting in the operation of the Rotational Machines Laboratory by facilitating the running and maintenance of a wide range of equipment.

    Other activities include undertaking the design, development, construction and modifications to a wide variety of standard and specialised equipment and also includes schematic capture and PCB layouts, 3D CAD modelling, 3D printing, equipment repairs and providing advice on electrical/electronic issues.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will have:

  • Degree or equivalent in appropriate science discipline or HNC, HND and appropriate significant experience
  • Electrically Authorised Person or willingness and able to obtain
  • In depth knowledge of 3 phase electrical systems to component level and electronic test and measurement equipment
  • A broad understanding and in depth knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations of the work area, for example COSHH and risk assessment
  • A broad understanding of the detail of BS7671:2018 and initial and periodic testing
  • Proven competence and ability to design, construct, repair and maintain 3 phase electrical systems
  • Proven ability to work independently with initiative, using problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner and communicate with students, staff and stakeholders
  • Excellent IT and analytical skills using a range of specialist software where required
  • Ability to contribute to specification documentation for the tendering and service of complex equipment
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Ian Helliwell on [email protected] or contact [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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