Technician - School of Engineering

United Kingdom
£25,217 to £30,046
Dec 19, 2020
Jan 18, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Imagine an environment that allows you the opportunity to 'change the world' - this will be your reality. Based in our research and teaching laboratories you will be working with our academic community (Lecturers and Professors) along with our undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them bring their creations to life. In this pivotal role you will translate your high levels of technical expertise into terminology that is understood by those less experienced and help develop successful experimental outcomes.

As the 'go to expert', you'll have a broad knowledge base and experience enabling you to offer sound advice on the design and use of experimental items, including chemicals and heat treatment equipment. You will also focus on the maintenance and repair of equipment along with training those less experienced in the safe and appropriate use of materials and surface characterisation techniques including sample preparation, microscopy, tribology measurements, metallography and etching. You will be empowered to pitch in with new ideas to enhance the student experience and drive forward results.

Your designated working hours will be 08.30 am - 4.30 pm with a 1 hour break - Monday to Friday. On occasion you may be required to work outside of these times as designated by the Head of Department or their representative.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this is through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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