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Senior Technician Composites

Job title Senior Technician Composites

Department Engineering & Design - Technical Services

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308 per annum

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3113

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 13 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 02 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9819

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Based in the Advanced Composites centre, and working closely with the Aerospace Engineering Research Centre, the post-holder will work as part of a team of multi skilled technicians, providing a service to both teaching and research in the department. This will entail provision of technical support, advice and guidance in the field of Composites to the academic, research and technical staff in the various laboratories and facilities across the Faculty of Engineering and Design’s four departments.

Manufacture of composite parts including lay-up and curing in the departmental Autoclave, as well as subsequent finishing of manufactured parts and preparation for destructive or non-destructive testing are a significant part of the role.

The post-holder will also have a line management responsibility for one other member of staff, within the Advanced Composites centre.

The wider team contribute to the teaching and supervision of undergraduates in a workshop environment and provide technical support during final year individual projects. As this is a student-facing role, the post-holder needs to confident working and communicating with a diverse student population. The team is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for students and colleagues.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is supported by a team of highly skilled technicians who provide technical advice and manufacturing support to our academic and research staff and to our students.

For informal enquires about the role please contact Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services E; js806@bath.ac.uk T; 0122538 5202

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.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

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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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.