Technical Specialist Visa Sponsorship

March 7, 2023
£27.9 - £34.3 / year

Job Description

Job description

Job Title

Biomechanics and structural testing laboratories’ technical specialist


Services in engineering and design and technology


starting at £27,929 and going up to £34,308 annually


Grade 6

Visa Requirements SOC Code


The jon is sponsorable.

The deadline

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Date of interview

To be confirmed



For its Biomechanics and Structural Testing Laboratory, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking a highly qualified, flexible, and self-driven Technical Expert (BSTL).

The chosen candidate will be in charge of direct supervision of all lab users as well as technical assistance and support for our undergraduate students, academic and research staff, and other users in the workshops and labs of the BSTL. Together with using and maintaining materials and structural testing equipment, you will be skilled in the safe operation and usage of a variety of biomechanics laboratory equipment. The position holder will also provide technical help and guidance for the design, production, and upkeep of specialized rigs, tools, and parts used in the BSTL facilities.

A fundamental understanding of fitting, assembling, machining, and general mechanical abilities would be helpful, however training in these areas will be offered as needed. Although knowledge of vibration instrumentation and equipment is not required, it would be advantageous. Proven experience using material testing systems and equipment is.

Candidates should possess applicable A level qualifications or NVQ equivalents, have experience working in a materials testing and/or laboratory environment, and have relevant experience.

Full-time employment on campus is required for this position; remote or hybrid working is not permitted.

Please get in touch with Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services, for informal inquiries.

What We Have to Offer

● A substantial employer-sponsored pension plan

● substantial yearly leave allotment plus an additional 5 days at your option so you can have a healthy work-life balance.

● We are a family-friendly university that is amenable to flexible scheduling due to our increasingly adaptable workforce.

● A fantastic compensation plan that honors the abilities of our diverse workforce

● A variety of chances for career and personal growth

● There are several support alternatives for new and existing employees to assist with the cost of various immigration charges for which you may qualify: Visa reimbursement, an interest-free loan, and a relocation allowance.

We strive to be a diverse university where individuality is valued and fostered. With employees from more than 60 different countries, we enjoy a strong reputation abroad. We also received a Silver Athena SWAN award for our commitment to intersectionality and gender equality. We value the positive effect that will have on our teams and encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, especially from underrepresented groups, because we firmly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will result in a better working environment for our employees and students.

Being an approved Disability Confident Leader and an autism-friendly university, we are dedicated to fostering disability confidence and assisting personnel who are impaired.

Visa information

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Update to our application process

In order to create an inclusive and equal assessment process, we are continually working to remove the unconscious bias that enters every evaluation process. Personal information will be eliminated from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage in order to facilitate this.

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Technical Assistant, Technical Laboratory Specialist, Lab Assistant, Materials Testing Specialist, Support Technician, Laboratory Technician, or Laboratory Support Specialist are some other names for this position that may be used by other organizations.