Specialist Technician - Electronics & Software (FM11299R)

University of Bath
April 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Specialist Technician - Electronics & Software

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Wednesday 06 March 2024

Closing date Wednesday 03 April 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11299R


We are seeking a Specialist Technician in Electronics and Software to join the Faculty of Engineering and Design's Technical Services team.

You will work as part of a multi-skilled team providing technical guidance and support in the design, development of experimental and prototype systems for the teaching and research activities across the Faculty.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing advice and guidance to academic and research staff across Mechanical Engineering on specification, design and implementation of systems
  • Ensuring effective service and identifying ways to improve
  • Design and implementation of protocols and techniques
  • Recommending suitable equipment for research projects
  • Providing specialist software support to the department
  • You may also be involved in the supervision of undergraduate students during laboratory sessions and project activities.

    This is a full-time, open-ended position working on campus. For a full view of the role responsibilities and person specification please see the job description attached below.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services, on [email protected] or 01225385202, or Vijay Rajput, Technical Supervisor, on [email protected].

    About you:

    Our ideal candidate will be skilled in the commissioning of data acquisition (DAQ) and control systems, have general programming and IT systems experience, and be able to maintain computer based systems that support the University's research and teaching interests.

    You will also have experience of:

  • Being responsible for safe working practices and their continuous improvement
  • Contributing to the design, development and implementation of solutions
  • Examining, understanding and assessing relevant scientific and technological information
  • Maintaining effective working relationships and communicating effectively with a broad range of audiences
  • About us:

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering is supported by a team of highly skilled electronics, instrumentation and software technical specialists who provide technical advice and manufacturing support to our academic and research staff and to our students.

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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