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Technical Specialist - General Engineering & Fabrication

Technical Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 37 hours per week
Release Date:  Friday 10 July 2020
Closing Date:   Wednesday 12 August 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 26 August 2020
Reference:  TS19-14

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

Technical Services are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the team. The successful candidate will deliver high level instruction and support to students, staff and researchers in general engineering and fabrication. This post will also oversee the new 3D Factory; an exciting new space which brings together additive and subtractive manufacturing processes in a maker space open to all students. 

A strong knowledge of the mechanics of materials and fabrication such as additive and subtractive manufacturing / laser cutting, 3D printing prototyping, precision fabrication / CNC milling machines is essential. Previous experience of supervising the work of a small team who support a range of internal and external clientele is also desirable.

You must have a flexible and innovative approach to supporting the technical service requirements, be proactive in researching new or applicable technologies and have the ability to develop skills in new areas. You will also be required to provide an excellent level of customer service, possess strong people support skills and be able to ensure that deadlines are met.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available:

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams.

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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