Composites Laboratory Technician

Job title Composites Laboratory Technician

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £21,585, rising to £24,983

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Tuesday 27 February 2018

Closing date Sunday 18 March 2018

Interview date Thursday 05 April 2018

Reference CT5669

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering requires a highly skilled, adaptable and self- motivated Composites Technician to provide technical support to the department’s composites, engineering and aerospace laboratories.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing technical advice and support to academic and research staff in the composites, engineering and aerospace workshops and laboratories. He/she will be proficient in the safe operation and use of composite materials and processes. The ability to use a variety of mechanical workshop machine tools together with fitting, assembly, sheet metal and fabrication skills would be an advantage. He/She will also be responsible for giving technical advice and assistance with the design of and for the manufacture and maintenance of specialist rigs, equipment and components using the aforementioned processes and equipment. Previous experience of working with composite materials, aero structures, wind tunnels, autoclaves and instrumentation would also be an advantage.

Applicants should ideally have served a recognised mechanical engineering or technical apprenticeship, possess a minimum of a City and Guilds qualification or equivalent and have substantial experience of working in an engineering or composites environment.

The post is offered on an open ended contract with a starting salary of £21,585 rising to £24,983 per annum by annual increments. 

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

Further details:
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.