PVRC Mechanical Services Senior Technician(x2) - Fixed Term Contract

Job title PVRC Mechanical Services Senior Technician(x2) - Fixed Term Contract

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £25,728, rising to £31,604

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Wednesday 24 January 2018

Closing date Monday 12 February 2018

Interview date Thursday 22 February 2018

Reference CT5564

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PVRC Mechanical Services Senior Technician - Jaguar Land Rover project BOOST

The Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) is seeking two Senior Mechanical Technicians to join our team and support our expanding experimental activities in engine, turbocharger and powertrain research, especially on the Boosting and Dilution Centre of Excellence (BOOST) project with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). This project will be using a state of the art turbocharger gas stand and transient engine research facility to investigate the advanced internal combustion technologies for the next generation of JLR engines.

Based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the PVRC is a leading centre for theoretical, experimental and analytical research into powertrain systems in the UK. PVRC has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects, and has long established collaborations with industrial partners. The Centre considers its remit to be all of the links in the chain from energy storage to its conversion into mechanical work on board a vehicle. The recently secured £49m investment for the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) will propel the PVRC into a global leading position.

The successful candidates will provide following support:

1)      Technical support required for advanced machining, instrumentation and control of advanced prototype engine systems on BOOST project. They will be responsible for designing, manufacturing, commissioning and maintaining bespoke ancillary rigs, as well as for complete prototype engine builds, including detailed component measurement, assessment and management of component stock.

2)      Technical purchasing support required for the PVRC, including liaising with purchasing services over basic bid evaluation, small tendering and supplier registration.

3)      Technical support for vehicle testing in the PVRC. They will be responsible for a small fleet of test vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness along with taking responsibility for vehicle stripdown, modification and refitting to aid instrumentation of the vehicles for the research carried out in the PVRC. The role will also require the successful candidates to run basic vehicle tests in the PVRC chassis dynamometer.

This is exciting opportunity to join a growing team. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University but will be expected to interact closely with industrial engineers who may be seconded to the experimental facilities during the project.

These positions are full time (36.5 hours per week) and are being offered on a fixed term contract basis with an expected expiry date of 31 December 2020.  The commencing salary is £25,728, rising to £31,604 through annual increments.

The University of Bath holds a Bronze Award for the Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups. Candidates should be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills required to work within a team of academics, researchers and technicians.

For more details please feel free to contact Professor Sam Akehurst via e-mail s.akehurst@bath.ac.uk . 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.