Senior Technician - Mechanical Engineering

Kingston University
April 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,646
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Senior Technician - Mechanical Engineering


Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment


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  • Job Description (PDF, 111.18kb)
  • We are looking for a motivated individual to join our faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment as a Mechanical Engineering Technician. The post will provide operational teaching and support in the Machine shop Laboratory. Your focus will be primarily in Machining, Fabrication and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery, contributing to the learning experience of the students by providing practical guidance on the use of resources and promoting an excellent understanding of mechanical engineering activities and techniques.

    We aspire to provide a culture of out of the box thinking to problem solving, and team working, we invite people to share their ideas and embed best practice in the work we do. Working with our students on their final year and MSc projects, you will assist with extra curriculum projects such as Primary Engineer and Formula Student. Safety is a top priority, and you will ensure the laboratories and the facilities within them are maintained in good order.

    In addition to the above, our aim is to create an inspirational, welcoming, and inclusive learning and work environment, where we celebrate both the diversity of our staff and our students.

    The Person

    You will be a hands-on technician, who is looking to engage the next generation of engineers in machining, fabrication, and mechanical engineering. As a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual, with an interest in Autosport and aerospace, you will be ready to contribute to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the school's laboratories and be excited to work with a range of students, academics, and clients. You will have a demonstrable track record in the field of mechanical engineering and workshop practices. We are looking for individuals who are qualified to an appropriate HNC or an equivalent City & Guilds qualification, with hands on experience of working within a workshop.

    The Faculty

    There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross-discipline innovation and creativity.

    Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, and flight simulators. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.

    Further information

    This is a full time, permanent position with a starting salary of £37,646 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 13th May 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Lesley Stigling, Head of Resource & Planning.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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