Design and Technology Technician - School

Aldenham School
09 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

To provide back-up to the teachers involved in the teaching of KS3, GCSE and A level Design and Technology.

Working Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am - 3.30pm. Tuesday and Thursday 8am - 4.30pm
Term Time Only + 3 weeks = 37 weeks per year.

SALARY: Band 3 Spine A


  • To carry out routine maintenance of equipment, including hand and machine tools, replacement of cartridges and paper etc.

  • Safety: report any safety problems to the Head of Design & Technology.

  • To monitor the use of equipment and machine tools used in the department.

  • To carry out stock ordering on a regular basis and keep full up to date record and reconciliation of the department budget.

  • To keep the workroom tidy and safe at all times.

  • To keep up to date risk assessments in accordance with the latest H&S guidelines.

  • To prepare materials for class project or individual work as directed by D&T teaching staff.

  • To support with displays and with the production of teaching aids/materials as required.

  • To set out and put away teaching aids/materials required for lessons, as directed by the teaching staff.

  • To supervise and support small numbers of students as directed by the teaching staff within the D&T areas.

  • To ensure commitments in regards to child protection and welfare are adhered to and best practice followed.

  • Take all necessary steps to minimise any risk and report any concerns/feedback to the line manager

  • Carry out other ad hoc duties as reasonably requested.

Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to communicate well with staff in the team and at all levels within the School

  • Enthusiasm and ability to take part in a variety of duties

  • Ability to work effectively whilst unsupervised, or possibly in the department working alone in line with the Lone Worker Policy.

  • Tackle any tasks within the department, confidently, methodically, and safely.

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer package and a willingness to be trained in the use of the design packages which are used in the department.

  • Good record of punctuality and attendance.

  • Ability to use own initiative and problem solve

  • Know when (and be prepared) to ask for advice, or discuss solutions to problems.

  • After consultation with the Head of Department organise own work schedule.

Essential practical skills:

  • A good working knowledge of using woods and/or metals

  • Prior experience of using a Lathe, Mill, Grinder, Band Saw and Circular Saw

Desirable practical skills:

  • Knowledge of and ability to use (CAD) computer based programmes to control (CAM) machines such as the Laser Cutter and the 3D Printer

No description of responsibilities can be fully comprehensive and this job description is subject to review and modification as necessary. The Technician is also required to carry out other reasonable duties as are from, time to time, necessary.

A good all round ability is expected, but 'on the job’ training will be given in particular areas as necessary. External, certified, Health & Safety training courses will be provided as necessary.

Terms of Employment

"Term Time" is deemed to be the complete weeks during which the School is in session, typically 34 weeks per annum. Five days will be required at the end of the academic year and 5 days before the start of the new academic year.

The post holder also receives the benefit of 4.7 weeks paid holiday, which will be taken during School holiday time and includes an allowance for Bank Holidays.

Membership is offered to the School’s Contributory Pension Scheme.

Statutory sick pay is payable after a qualifying period (details from the HR Department at induction)

The successful applicant will have to consent to references being taken and undertake a Disclosure and Barring check.

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