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Position: Mechanical Workshop Senior Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: Department of Chemistry
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The main duties of the postholder will be to support the needs of the department with student projects and research by manufacturing items, such as experimental rigs and individual projects and help with their installation. The postholder would also be able to maintain our laboratories with items such as combustion engines, wave simulation tanks and bespoke equipment by repairing faulty equipment and manufacturing components
Requirements: The postholder will be able to work on complicated mechanical engineering projects in good time and under minimal supervision and have the ability to lead to completion projects once they have agreed the instructions
   
Text: Mechanical Workshop Senior Technician, - Ref:1882774 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Department of Chemistry Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,770 - £44,388 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The main duties of the postholder will be to support the needs of the department with student projects and research by manufacturing items, such as experimental rigs and individual projects and help with their installation. The postholder would also be able to maintain our laboratories with items such as combustion engines, wave simulation tanks and bespoke equipment by repairing faulty equipment and manufacturing components. Key Requirements The postholder will be able to work on complicated mechanical engineering projects in good time and under minimal supervision and have the ability to lead to completion projects once they have agreed the instructions. To be approachable, to work within a team and be open to offer advice and direction when requested to fellow staff members and students in the form of individual and group meetings, email and telephone. The postholder must engage with staff and students in discussion, as presented in sketches and preliminary drawings, and having understood the requirements of the component or rig, advise the student or staff member on modification and further development of the design to increase ease of manufacture and reliability of the component and system after it has been manufactured. To also assist the student and staff in assembly of the device and with modifications to improve it and its smooth and reliable operation. Examples of advice that would be given are choice of materials to improve strength and smooth operation or to work in certain conditions and modifications to avoid leaks or breakdowns. Support of the departments wider operations as required from time to time which could involve regenerations of laboratories and lecture rooms and also large scale projects that have specific deadlines. This may involve flexibility with working hours to reach deadlines on occasion. Although employed by Chemistry, the appointee will be based in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ruth Wilkinson at ruth.wilkinson@ucl.ac.uk or Rezwana Akhter at r.akhter@ucl.ac.uk. The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 17 Jul 2022 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Senior Mechanical Workshop Technician JD Apply Now
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