Engineering Technician (welder/fabricator)

Job Description

  • School of Engineering, College of Science & Engineering
  • Grade: UE06
  • Salary Range: £31,396 to £36,024
  • Contract type: Open ended
  • Hours per week: 35 hours (Full Time; Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00)
  • Number of posts: 1

The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a talented and versatile Engineering Technician, with extensive welding and fabrication experience to join its skilled Technical Services team of ~40 technical staff. The appointee will be primarily responsible for delivery of welding and fabrication services to support the huge variety of teaching and research activities within the School of Engineering. The post-holder will contribute to the safe and efficient running of the workshop areas, including through routine servicing and maintenance of equipment, Health & Safety implementation within the workshops, and the transfer of knowledge and practical skills to technical colleagues (including modern apprentices), other staff and students.

The School’s welding and fabrication workshops support teaching and research, as well as the activities of student innovation groups (including, FormulaStudent, HypED and endeavour). Equipment in the workshops includes: fibre laser cutter, hydraulic guillotine, CNC press brake, vertical panel saw, band saw, MIG and TIG plants, CNC plasma cutter, jigging tables, micro-TIG and handheld plasma cutter. The successful candidate should demonstrate good H&S awareness and familiarity with H&S documentation (e.g., risk assessments, COSHH). It is not expected for the post holder to be familiar with all of the equipment and apparatus in the workshops, but they should be eager and willing to learn. An interest in knowledge transfer and the Continuous Professional Development of themselves and others would be beneficial.

With significant work experience in a relevant work environment (e.g., fabrication, mechanical/civil engineering, manufacturing) and with qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g., recognised apprenticeship, S/NVQ, O/HNC) the post holder will have proven technical abilities. A varied skillset is desirable which might include: including some of the following is desirable: design work; mechanical maintenance; pipe fitting; machining; computer numerical control (CNC) programming; and technical drawing skills.

The role is customer-facing and the School is a diverse and international community of staff and students. The post holder will therefore have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong commitment to service delivery.

This role is UE06 and is available on an open-ended basis.

The School of Engineering is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates from under-represented groups. Please contact Sally Morgan (SoE Technical Services Manager; if you would like to discuss the role informally.

A full list of main responsibilities and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role can be found in the full job description.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Passion for engineering
  • Excellent welding and fabrication skills and experience
  • Proven technical fault-finding and problem solving skills
  • Good understanding of health & safety regulations and procedures in a workshop environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Applicants should include a cover letter, explaining how they fulfil each of the essential criteria listed under ‘Knowledge, skills and experience’, and an up-to-date CV with their application.

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Closing Date: 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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+44 (0) 131 651 5151