Mechanical engineer experimental officer
starting at £27,929 and going up to £34,308 annually
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The job is sponsorable.
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Date of interview
To be confirmed
To support the Center for Power Transmission and Motion Control’s laboratory-based activities, we are looking to hire an experimental officer (PTMC). Being a division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Centre conducts joint research projects, offers direct industry consultation and continuing professional development (CPD) courses. The Experimental Officer’s job is to assist with the delivery of these services, especially the hands-on learning experiences offered by the CPD courses. We are searching for a passionate person with strong technical knowledge who is eager to pick up new skills as needed and who wants to work in a learning atmosphere.
The CPD courses, which cover hydraulic parts and circuits, control systems, and electrical drives, are well-established. Each session draws 10 to 20 representatives from industry, is typically 4 days long, and includes lectures, tutorials, and laboratory activities. There is an experienced teaching staff, and the courses are delivered with outstanding teamwork and excellent delegate feedback.
In addition to maintaining and developing instructional test rigs, the position holder will assist in leading laboratory training activities for delegates. There is a chance to direct some tutorial exercises and perhaps provide a few lectures in the person’s area(s) of competence. Also, there will be chances to design, construct, and manage lab rigs for research or consulting needs.
It’s necessary to understand electromechanical systems. Hydraulics knowledge is preferred, although training is available. The ideal candidate would be well-versed in communication.
Candidates must have at least an HNC, City & Guilds, or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. They may also have a degree or have completed an engineering apprenticeship.
About the department
We offer a cutting-edge technological and academic environment as one of the top mechanical engineering departments in the UK. The supportive Department and Faculty structure at the University will be advantageous to you. The Department’s Center for PTMC conducts cutting-edge research in the fields of fluid power, actuation, and the dynamics and control of electro-mechanical systems. It also offers consultancy services and CPD courses. The Centre was founded in 1968 and enjoys a very good reputation for its studies on a global scale.
Informal questions regarding the position may be directed to either:
Director of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control: Professor Andrew Plummer.
The secretary of the Center for Power Transmission and Motion Control is Mrs. Gillian Elsworth.
What we can offer you:
- an extremely generous employer-sponsored pension plan.
- a sizable yearly leave allotment plus an additional five discretionary days so you may maintain a healthy work-life balance.
- With an increasingly agile workforce and a family-friendly environment, our university is amenable to flexible working arrangements.
- a fantastic compensation plan that honors the abilities of our diverse workforce
- many prospects for professional and personal growth
- a variety of assistance programs for new and current employees to aid with the cost of some immigration expenses for which you may qualify: Visa reimbursement, a relocation allowance, and an interest-free loan
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 diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will have on our teams and encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities. In particular, we encourage applications from underrepresented groups like Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people, as well as disabled people.
Being an approved Disability Confident Leader and an autism-friendly university, we are dedicated to fostering disability confidence and assisting personnel who are impaired.
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Update to our application process
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Other organizations may refer to this position as a laboratory technician, engineering technician, engineering specialist, laboratory specialist, or laboratory support technician.