Vacancy: Technical Specialist (Mechatronics) at The University of Manchester (Closed)

By 20th February 2023 March 17th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Technical Specialist (Mechatronics)


Location:  Manchester

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: FSE Technical Services

Salary: £34,308-£42,155 per annum dependant on experience

Contract: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date:  09/03/2023

Reference:  SAE-021219

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Technical Specialist to join our dynamic Faculty Technical Operations team, which strives to provide a sector leading technical support for our students and staff.

The Advanced Manufacturing Platform builds upon the innovative, creative, practical and research capabilities of our enterprising technical staff. The platform aims to accelerate interdisciplinary research and teaching by recognising the intrinsic synergies in the experimental workflows of Natural Science and Engineering. The Technical Specialist forms a vital part in interacting with research, teaching and industry in the area of mechatronics.

The Technical Specialist is required to support the work of the Advanced Manufacturing Platform within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. With specific focus on Mechatronics, robotics and electronics.

The Technical Specialist is expected to play a key role in ensuring our experimental facilities run efficiently and develop in response to the needs of the research and teaching. They will be expected to have a close and supportive working relationship with the academic staff and their researchers who are delivering research projects and taught modules.

The facilities the Technical Specialist will support include our mechatronics and robotics research spanning multiple departments within the Faculty.  Supporting, developing and advancing mechatronics through the application of sensors, instrumentation, electronic (PCB design) as well as programming and practical construction.

The Technical Specialist will need to collaborate, cooperate and work effectively with other platforms utilising facilities and platforms such as Mechanical Testing, Optical and Electronic, Design, Fabrication and Testing, Workshops and Surface via the PPMS booking system.  To work as part of a team and be flexible, under direction of the Senior Technical Specialist in the Advanced Manufacturing platform.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

David Whitehead (Senior Technical Specialist (Advanced Manufacturing)


General enquiries:


Technical support:

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.