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Job title Technical Specialist - CNC Manufacturing Laboratory

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Tuesday 09 July 2024

Closing date Sunday 18 August 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11890

Applicant Visa Guidance Skilled Worker visa: guidance for applicants (bath.ac.uk)

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Technical Specialist - CNC Manufacturing Laboratory

We’re looking for a highly skilled, adaptable and self-motivated machinist to provide technical support to the Mechanical Services Main Workshop and CNC Manufacturing facility.

You will be responsible for providing technical advice, instruction and support to academic and research staff and students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. You will provide the staff and students of the Department with skilled, technical support for the design and manufacture of unique devices, the repair, modification and construction of new and existing equipment and the manufacture of new components. You will also support the teaching and supervision of undergraduates in the use of machine and hand tools and provide technical support during final year individual projects.

You will also support our student automotive race teams including both mechanical and electric powered vehicles and our electric motorcycle team, providing both technical and manufacturing support. In addition, you may provide instruction to our undergraduates in the safe operation of conventional lathes and milling machines in our student workshop.

This position is offered on a full-time, open-ended basis. We are open to flexible working requests for this position.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact:

Please ensure you submit your application via the University website.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will:

  • have served a recognised, relevant apprenticeship or City and Guilds qualification or have equivalent experience of working in a similar environment
  • be proficient in the safe operation and use of a variety of mechanical workshop machine tools together with design, fitting and assembly skills
  • have experience in CNC programming and machining, as well as conventional precision machining 

Knowledge and experience of Computer Aided Design (CAD) programming would be an advantage but training will be available if necessary to develop these skills.

You will have the attributes to develop into a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognizing the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. 

About us:

The University of Bath is surrounded by green fields overlooking the world-heritage city of Bath - with the city centre only 1 mile from campus. On site, you will find all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, restaurants, cafes, banks and the world-class Sports Training Village. It is an innovative, successful and rewarding place to work and develop your career.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. The Department currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusivity within the Department. 

What we can offer you:

Find out more about our benefits.

We consider ourselves 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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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.