Heat Transfer Technician

Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End, London
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities and ranked joint 9th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The General Engineering submission from the School of Engineering and Materials Science was ranked 7th in the UK.

Applications are sought for a heat transfer laboratory/manufacturing technician to provide comprehensive technical support for staff and research students in the school to enable the achievement of research aims and objectives.

The successful candidate will support the research of the heat transfer research group within the school and will have a proven track record in a workshop/manufacturing environment. The candidate will be required to work on a wide range of machine tools and be able to machine to high tolerances, working from engineering drawings and sketches. They would also be responsible for the day to day management of the heat transfer laboratory in the school, including the training of new students and staff.

Additionally, the role involves overseeing the management of orders and deliveries as well as maintaining a high level of safety within the laboratory for all users. The technician will work as part of a team to support and cover duties at busy times and during other team members’ absences.

Essential requirements for this post are:

  • A proven ability to safely use machine tools and general engineering workshop equipment to a high level (e.g. lathes, milling machines, etc.). Must be able to produce jigs and fixtures as and when required.

  • Experience working with CAD modelling software.

  • Experience of working in a university or similar research environment as well as an ability to relate to students and staff.

  • An ability to develop practicable solutions to concepts or ideas that may be ill-defined.

The post is a fixed term permanent position for 21 months with a starting salary in the range £32,405 - £34,183 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Additional Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The closing date for applications is 6 July 2017with interviews anticipated to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science and Athena SWAN Charter

for Women in Science

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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