Technical Officer, Mechanical Engineering

University College Cork
December 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:€45,348
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Technical Officer, Mechanical Engineering

Permanent Whole-time Post

Applications are invited for a whole-time Technical Officer post in the School of Engineering and Architecture, supporting Mechanical Engineering activities in the School and the operation of the Mechanical Workshop. The post-holder will support the delivery of School teaching and research activities in Engineering, including maintenance and operability of teaching laboratories, planning, preparing, developing, delivering and assisting the running of undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory classes; support to research activities; supervision, training and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment in the School; implementation of and monitoring of safety procedures and risk assessments within the School; and operation of advanced equipment. The Mechanical Workshop in the School of Engineering and Architecture is an essential core facility that underpins teaching and research across the entire School, and is the foundation on which the specific discipline of Mechanical Engineering is built. Continuous upgrading of the traditional facilities has transformed the workshop into an advanced manufacturing centre as new technologies became available, such as multi-axis CNC machines, 3D printers, laser cutters, and advanced tool path software for highly complex machining. Traditional manual machining and manufacturing skills are also still a key requirement for much of the work, but much has evolved in the actual manufacturing of tailor-made pieces. The post-holder will engage with researchers and students to fulfil two major tasks: operate the appropriate resources to machine required pieces; support training in the use of a few pieces of equipment that can be operated by students. The Technical Officers will report to the Head of School, with day-to-day operational line management via the Chief Technical Officer.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https: // The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

For informal discussion on the post, contact Professor Jorge Oliveira, Head of School of Engineering and Architecture, email: [email protected] Further information on the School is available at https: // www.

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives .

Appointment may be made on the Technical Officer Salary Scale: €45,348 – €62,304 (Scale B)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy .

We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 19th December 2023.

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person : Jorge Oliveira Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 072633 Contact Number : Close Date : 19-Dec-2023 12:00

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