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Technical Specialist - CNC Manufacturing Laboratory

Job title Technical Specialist - CNC Manufacturing Laboratory

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308 3111

Grade Grade 6

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Wednesday 18 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 05 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10246

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Have you got experience in CNC programming and machining? 

Within the Department of Mechanical Engineering we require a highly skilled, adaptable and self-motivated machinist to provide technical support to the Mechanical Services Main Workshop and CNC Manufacturing facility.

About the role

You will be responsible for providing technical advice, instruction and support to academic and research staff and students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Duties will include;

  • supporting our student automotive race teams including both mechanical and electric powered vehicles and our electric motorcycle team
  • providing instruction to our undergraduates in the safe operation of conventional lathes and milling machines in our student workshop.

About you

To succeed, you will be proficient in the safe operation and use of a variety of mechanical workshop machine tools together with design, fitting and assembly skills. You will also have;

  • a recognised toolroom / technician / mechanical engineering apprenticeship
  • relevant qualifications at A-level or degree level 
  • substantial experience of working in an engineering machine shop or toolroom environment using both CNC and conventional machine tools and associated equipment.

Knowledge and experience of Computer Aided Design (CAD) programming would be an advantage but training will be available if necessary to develop these skills.

Further information

The role is a full time (36.5 hours) position, but we can consider flexible working. 

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Julian Sulley 01225385202 (js806@bath.ac.uk) or Guy Brace 01225386858 (ensgwb@bath.ac.uk) however, please ensure you submit your application via the University website.

What we can offer you:

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 such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, 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.

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We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. 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 such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, 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.

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Update to our application process

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.