Technician Demonstrator (3D Workshop)

University of Northampton
May 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 - £37,099
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Technician Demonstrator (3D Workshop)

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Full Time Permanent


£30,487 - £37,099 per annum


Waterside Campus

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  • About the Job

    Interview date: 12 June 2024

    The post holder will be responsible for the day of day running of the 3D Workshop within the Faculty. They will support Creative Art and Design based programmes through the demonstration of fabrication, traditional wood and metal and modelmaking processes as well as digital design processes. Updating and developing the provision to reflect contemporary practice and applications will be an important ongoing requirement of the post.

    The post holder will also be responsible for the efficient and safe operation of the 3D Workshop, providing guidance through Health and Safety documentation and inductions and through the supervision of users. They will provide first line maintenance to specialist equipment and liaise with other teams including IT, Facilities and Procurement. They will support internal projects and exhibitions and participate in external events such as University Open Days.

    About you

    The post holder will have proven industry experience in either fabrication, traditional wood or metalworking or modelmaking, preferably with experience of the HE sector. The post holder will have a thorough practical knowledge of digital fabrication processes including laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC.

    A working knowledge of associated design software would be welcomed. They will have experience of demonstrating processes to learners of varying cohort sizes and abilities and be able to create learning resources to enhance student experience.

    They will be able to work in an agile manner within a multi-disciplinary technical team. An ability to maintain a general overview of health and safety in the workshop and ensure the use of safe working practices, including conducting risk assessments and creating standard operating procedure documentation, is essential for this post.



  • HND/ Degree or equivalent qualification and/ or higher degree or relevant industry experience
  • Desirable:

  • Professional recognition as an HEA Associate Fellow and/or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or a willingness to obtain within a reasonable timeframe
  • Faculty

    The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology is a world leading specialist institution for the study of vertical transportation technology, non- destructive testing, leather and biomaterials technology, sports science, games design and technology and resource efficiency. The Faculty is based at the purpose-built Waterside Campus.

    We are proud of our curriculum portfolio that has been tailored to meet industry demand. The Faculty has an expanding research portfolio and has ambitious plans to increase research activity, including further collaborative bids in the Faculties key subject areas.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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