Specialist Technician - Queen's Building Wind Tunnel Laboratory

7 days left

United Kingdom
£30,046 - £33,797
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
This position will support the operations of the Lowson Wind Tunnel Laboratory. Alongside another Specialist Technician, you will be responsible for providing technical advice on designs proposed by academic staff and students. Working from these designs you will carry out a wide range of construction projects, from small scale models through to large working sections for the wind tunnels themselves. Alongside this, you will be expected to further support research activities by providing training and guidance within the lab to support Health and Safety and other legislative policy requirements.

The ideal candidate will be diligent and self-motivated with a strong eye for detail. A strong organisational approach and a good foundation of knowledge is expected in tool making, model making, machining or other relevant fields. You should be able to demonstrate experience of providing high quality technical support within a busy laboratory or workshop and have evidenced experience of building from engineering drawings.

A qualification in welding, including aluminium, would be advantageous but is not essential.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to further your career. You will gain experience tackling a variety of technical challenges and will receive in-depth training across a range of techniques, including digital manufacturing. This role will be based at Bristol University's Queen's building.

Candidates that are short-listed for interview will be requested to submit a two-page PDF document. You will be asked questions on this during the interview.

On the first page you should outline the challenges of developing a model from engineering drawings. (Maximum 400 words, add diagrams if you wish). On page two you should highlight a couple of projects, at work or at home that demonstrate your interests and skills.

The post is offered on a full-time, open-ended contract with funding for up to 2 years, and the university offers flexible working and a very generous leave entitlement.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

Lee Silver, Technical Manager: lee.silver@bristol.ac.uk

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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