Technician (Student Workshop)

Job title Technician (Student Workshop)

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £22,017, rising to £25,482

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Thursday 22 August 2019

Closing date Thursday 19 September 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JB6948R

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Do you want to support the next generation of engineers and contribute to world class research? 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is in the top 5 in the UK for our undergraduate courses and internationally renowned for our research output. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated technician to join our team. Our technical team plays an essential role in enriching the student experience and you can be part of this success through the technical support you provide to our students and staff.

About the role 

You will work in our student workshop teaching and supervising our undergraduate students. You will provide technical support for both teaching and research activities. You could be making parts for a student racing car one day, or working with researchers to build an artificial knee the next.

About You 

You need to have experience working with mechanical workshop machine tools, hand tools and an aptitude for practical work. We appreciate a wide range of skills in our team, so if you have experience of assembly, fitting, fabrication or welding this will be an advantage.

We want to hear from people who are flexible and adaptable in their approach to work. You need to have a positive attitude and be willing to learn.

The University of Bath is set amongst 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. Other benefits include a generous leave entitlement, pension schemes, a wide range of learning and development opportunities and various staff discounts.

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.  We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.


You will also be entitled to a very generous 19.5% employer contributory pension (8.8% employee contributions) as well as the following employee benefits: 

  • 36 days holiday pro-rata, (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Interest-free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy service

The role is a full time (36.5 hours) position, but we can consider flexible working.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact David Williams ( or Julian Sulley (

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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.