Technician (Engineering Workshop)

University of Bedfordshire
August 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,742 - £29,605
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Technician (Engineering Workshop)

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Grade 5, £25,742 - £29,605



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Full time

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Join us at the forefront of shaping the next generation of Engineering talent by becoming our newest Engineering Technician!

The School of Computer Science and Technology (CST) is growing, and we are searching for an ambitious Engineering Technician with workshop experience to join our dynamic team. As a key player in our Engineering department, you will work closely with our academic team to impart essential practical skills to our students, equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in their future careers.

CST prides itself on offering a cutting-edge education that blends hands-on experience with research-led teaching. We are dedicated to keeping our students abreast of the latest industry advancements, ensuring they are well- prepared to navigate the ever-evolving engineering landscape with confidence. As an Engineering Technician in our School, you will be instrumental in providing our students with invaluable hands-on learning opportunities.

In this role, you will primarily be stationed in our state-of-the-art Automotive and Mechanical Engineering workshops, where you will play a pivotal role in guiding students and faculty members on the safe and effective utilization of our engineering facilities. Your responsibilities will also include maintaining equipment to the highest standards to facilitate a smooth learning experience and cutting-edge research.

The ideal candidate will actively engage with students in practical lab sessions, offering support as they undertake their project work. Moreover, you will collaborate closely with the School's Technical Services Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our laboratories spanning Computing and Electronic, Automotive, and Mechanical Engineering.

Flexibility is key in this role, as you will be expected to accommodate students' lab access hours, which may involve weekend shifts and unconventional hours as dictated by the demands of the role.

We are seeking applicants with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering or equivalent professional experience. Possession of relevant professional certifications and qualifications will be viewed favourably.

The post-holder will require knowledge of several of the below areas:

  • Machine tools and metal working (essential)
  • Manufacturing technologies (e.g. CNC milling, 3D printing)
  • Wind tunnels
  • Welding
  • Soldering and basic circuits
  • Basic IT systems to support computing courses beyond Engineering when needed.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of current health and safety legislation applicable to laboratory working.

    Embark on this exciting journey with us and be part of a team that is dedicated to nurturing and empowering the engineers of tomorrow. Apply now!

    Interviews will be held w/c 26th Aug 2024

    For a full job description and person specification for click here

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

    To apply:

    Please note CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

    All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

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