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Automotive Technician (Part Time)

Job title Automotive Technician (Part Time)

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £24,715, rising to £28,131 pro rata

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Tuesday 16 May 2023

Closing date Sunday 11 June 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM10606

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We are seeking an Automotive Technician to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering on a part time basis.

About the role:

You will join the Automotive Labs team and also work with the wider faculty technical services team. Your role will be to provide a technical service to the engine test cells and MSc Automotive courses as well as assisting with our chassis dyno facility as required. You will build and maintain bespoke experimental facilities, and prepare and instrument engines, turbochargers, electric motors and other components for use on current and future rigs.

The primary aim of this position is to provide staff and students of the labs with skilled, technical support for the design and manufacture of unique devices, as well as the repair, modification and construction of new and existing equipment and the manufacture of new components.

This is a part time position working 18.25 hours. The ability to work flexibly in this position is essential.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of building and maintenance of internal combustion engines and/or electric vehicles
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse scientific and technological information and suggest solutions
  • Experience ensuring safe working practices are followed
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work efficiently alone as well as part of a team

As this is a student-facing role, you should be confident working and communicating with a diverse student population. The team are responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for students and colleagues.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services on however please ensure you submit your application through our website.

About us:

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

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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.


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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, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.