Senior Technician- Materials and Structures Research Centre (MAST)

Job title Senior Technician- Materials and Structures Research Centre (MAST)

Department Engineering & Design - Technical Services

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817 per annum

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3119

Placed on Thursday 29 April 2021

Closing date Thursday 13 May 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8265

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering requires a highly skilled, adaptable and self- motivated Senior Technician / Skilled Machinist to provide technical support to the Materials and Structures Research Centre.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing technical advice and support to academic and research staff in the MAST’s workshops and laboratories and for the direct supervision of a laboratory technician. 

You will be proficient in the safe operation and use of a variety of mechanical workshop machine tools together with fitting, assembly, sheet metal and fabrication skills. CNC machining and Computer Aided Design is also a requirement of the role, whilst some welding experience would also be desirable. Proven experience of working with material testing equipment and systems is a pre-requisite, however, knowledge of vibration equipment and instrumentation would be an advantage. In addition, you should have relevant qualifications at GCSE level or equivalent experience working in a relevant field. 

This role will also be responsible for giving technical advice and assistance with the design of and for the manufacture and maintenance of specialist rigs, equipment and components using the aforementioned equipment and skills. 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.