Technical Specialist – General Engineering and Fabrication

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Technical Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,614 to £34,304 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 09 August 2021
Closing Date:   Monday 30 August 2021
Interview Date:   Friday 10 September 2021
Reference:  TS20-15

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centers of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

We are looking for a highly organized, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the technical services team to 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 ofthe mechanics of materials and fabrication such asadditive and subtractive manufacturing / laser cutting, 3D printing prototyping, precision fabrication / CNC milling machines is essential, as well as managing a small team supporting a range of internal and external clientele.

The successful candidate 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. The role holder will be required to provide an excellent level of customer service with strong people support skills and with the ability to ensure that deadlines are met.

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave 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

For an informal discussion about the role please email Heidi Robinson, Technical Services Manager – SmartTech [email protected] 

Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognizing the benefits a diverse organization can bring for the University.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.




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