Trainee Engineering Technician - Laboratories and Workshops (FM11715)

University of Bath
July 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Trainee Engineering Technician - Laboratories and Workshops

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £23,144, rising to £24,533

Grade Grade 4

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Tuesday 04 June 2024

Closing date Tuesday 02 July 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11715

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About the role

We have a new opportunity for a Trainee Engineering Technician to join the Technical Services team and support our Laboratories and Workshops.

Based primarily in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, you will join a team of multi-skilled technicians, who provide technical support to both teaching and research in the Department. Amongst the work the team supports are timetabled undergraduate teaching sessions, numerous student competition teams and a wide range of research activities.

You will receive training with a view to supporting departmental activity in a range of disciplines including:

  • Machining – Milling and Turning
  • Composites Manufacture – carbon fibre layup, curing and finishing
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Electronics and software
  • Support will be provided by the existing technical team to build your skills in many of the above disciplines, in turn supporting colleagues and students within the department and beyond. As this is a student-facing role, you need to be confident working and communicating with a diverse student population.

    About you

    Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to review and select appropriate technical methods, procedures and techniques to undertake tasks
  • Understand and be able to assess information relating to scientific concepts
  • Have experience of working reliably and efficiently with minimal supervision to appropriate standards and protocols
  • Understand and comply with safe working practices
  • For a full view of the person specification please see the Job Description attached below.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services, at [email protected] or Florence Richardson, Technical Supervisor, at [email protected].

    The University of Bath is surrounded by green fields overlooking the world- heritage city of Bath - with the city centre only 1 mile from campus. On site, you will find all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, restaurants, cafes, banks and the world-class Sports Training Village. It is an innovative, successful and rewarding place to work and develop your career.

    Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. The Department currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusivity within the Department.

    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.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves 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 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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