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Technician - Student Workshop

Job title Technician - Student Workshop

Department Engineering & Design - Technical Services

Salary Starting from £22,847, rising to £26,341 per annum

Grade Grade 5

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3111

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Friday 14 January 2022

Closing date Sunday 13 February 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9048

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The role of Technician is instrumental to our Mechanical Engineering Student Workshop. You will be a part of motivating others to push boundaries and will have the opportunity to continuously learn in collaboration with our students and researchers.

About the department:

Based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, you will be joining multi-skilled technicians who provide technical support to both teaching and research in the Department. The department along with Technicians provided PPE during the pandemic demonstrating our ethos of using engineering for good.  

Our team is also responsible for supporting undergraduate teaching sessions, numerous student competition teams and a wide range of research activities. The team also provide skills in welding/fabrication in steel, stainless steel and aluminium together with bench fitting and assembly.

About the role:

The role requires use of conventional machine tools (milling machines, lathes) with the opportunity to progress onto CNC machine tools, where training would be provided. You will support students and academics by inducting them into the workshop and supervising their activity. You will also support the Final Year Competition Teams and Final Year project students with component manufacture and provide guidance on design work. 

You will encourage a diverse student pool to be creative and become the next generation of engineers. 

About you:

You will need to enjoy engaging with students and staff of all backgrounds with different levels. You will also have: 

  • Relevant qualifications at GCSE level and City and Guilds or equivalent or experience working in a relevant field
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of contributing to the scoping, planning and delivery of simple and more complex projects
  • Experience of being responsible for safe working practices

The benefits:

We are a family friendly workplace and are open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. We recognise the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package including a generous employer pension scheme and annual leave entitlement and are encouraging of your personal and professional development, along with (but not limited to):

  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Employee discount scheme

Our commitment to you:

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are particularly welcoming of applications from Black, Asian and other Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented. 

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 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. Please let us know of any reasonable adjustments you may require. Our assessment approach ensures you will have the opportunity to promote your individuality, and we will make all offers based on your competencies and experience relative to the role.

For further information:

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Andrew Church, Senior Technician. Email; Telephone; 01225 385528

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Further details:

Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa 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.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters into any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. as part of this, where possible, we’d like you to remove all personal details from your CV e.g. your name, date of birth, location details, email address, photograph