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Job title Technician

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 Monday 09 May 2022

Closing date Monday 23 May 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9252R

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Based mainly in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Aerospace Engineering Research Centre and the Advanced Composites Centre, the post-holder will work as part of a team of multi-skilled technicians to 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.

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. The team also provide skills in:

  • welding/fabrication in steel
  • stainless steel and aluminium together with bench fitting and assembly
  • composite layup, curing and finishing 

This is a student-facing role, so the post-holder needs to confident working and communicating with a diverse student population. The team are responsible for ensuring a safe environment for students and colleagues and also contribute to the teaching and supervision of undergraduates during laboratory sessions and project activities.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides cutting edge teaching and research across a wide variety of engineering disciplines. It is supported by a team of highly skilled, experienced specialist technicians who provide technical expertise, advice and manufacturing support to academic and research staff and to our students.

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You can find out more about of Technical Services Team and how you can be involved by clicking here

What we can offer you:

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

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • 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;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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. 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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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 any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.