Mechanical Workshop Technician
Location: University College London
Faculty / Function: Department of Chemistry
Salary: £29,152 – £34,153 per annum
Closing Date: 31 May 2021
Contract Type: Open-ended
Contracted Hours per week: Full Time
Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Mechanical Workshop Technician to work in the Department of Chemistry. Although employed by Chemistry, the postholder will be based in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The postholder will support the needs of the department with student projects and research by manufacturing items, such as experimental rigs and individual projects and help with their installation. They will be required to maintain our laboratories with items such as combustion engines, wave simulation tanks and bespoke equipment by repairing faulty equipment and manufacturing components.
The postholder will be able to work on complicated mechanical engineering projects in good time and under minimal supervision and have the ability to lead to completion projects once they have agreed the instructions.
The appointment is funded by the department and is an open-ended role.
The postholder will have an Engineering ONC Level 4 NVQ or recognised apprenticeship in a relevant subject area and have substantial relevant post qualification work experience, or substantial work experience in a relevant engineering discipline/technical role. They will have knowledge of workplace Health and Safety regulations and procedures and their practical implementation, as well as experience of the use of manual machinery and fitting and assembly skills. Experience of having worked in a Higher Education/Engineering learning environment is desirable.