Senior Technician- Mechanical Services Workshop

Job title Senior Technician- Mechanical Services Workshop

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 03 June 2021

Closing date Sunday 20 June 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8266

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering requires a highly skilled, adaptable and self- motivated Toolmaker / Technician / Skilled Machinist to provide technical support to the Mechanical Services Main Workshop.

In this role you will be responsible for providing technical advice, instruction and support to academic and research staff and students in the mechanical services main workshop and support laboratories. You will also support our student automotive race teams including both mechanical and electric powered race cars and our electric motorcycle team, providing both technical and manufacturing support.

To be successful in this role you should have substantial experience in CNC programming and machining and conventional precision machining disciplines. You should also possess a working knowledge of CAD / CAM processes. We require someone with substantial experience of working in an engineering machine shop or toolroom environment using both CNC and conventional machine tools and associated equipment. The ability to undertake welding, brazing, sheet metal and fabrication work would be an advantage but not essential.

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.  We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.

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 ( or Guy Brace 01225386858 ( however, please ensure you submit your application via the University website.

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

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.

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:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

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.