Specialist Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Technician Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 May 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1364021DA

Engineering the Future

Imagine working in an environment where your contribution is so far reaching that you will be changing the world - this is the reality - if you choose.  

This immersive role allows you the opportunity to change the world for the better by supporting our students and research staff.  Your degree, HND, NVQ4 or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Engineering is pivotal to your ability to provide specialist research advice and support for the activities in the laboratories including assistance in designing experiments as well as the operation, maintenance and development of the facilities and their associated measurement equipment.  In addition, you will support the local risk assessment processes, and the identification and mitigation of hazards and risk, provide operational support to School management, staff and students on all H&S issues and responsibilities and deliver local H&S training and inductions. Therefore a practical experience of engineering and conducting Health and Safety inspections, audits and incident investigations is essential. 

The School of Engineering encompasses 4 academic Departments (Mechanical Engineering; Aeronautics and Astronautics; Civil, Marine and Environmental Engineering; Institute for Sound and Vibration Research) and delivers 8 different undergraduate degree programmes (Acoustical Engineering; Aeronautics and Astronautics; Audiology; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Foundation Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Ship Science) and a range of related postgraduate Master’s courses. The School also undertakes world leading research and enterprise activity and utilises over 10,000m2 of specialist workshops, laboratories and testing facilities dedicated to engineering including:

  • National Infrastructure Laboratory, for structural and fatigue testing;
  • National Wind Tunnel facilities, including rolling road capability;
  • 138m towing tank for ship model and marine energy research;
  • Cryogenics for superconducting magnet research;
  • Electrochemistry Laboratories for fuel cell, battery and corrosion research;
  • X-ray imaging and computed tomography;
  • Anechoic chambers, including for jet engine noise testing;
  • 6 axis large system vibration shaker;
  • Advanced Tribology;
  • Driving and Flight Simulators;
  • The Engineering Design and Manufacturing Centre (EDMC) with extensive CNC machining and 3D metal printing facilities.

This is a truly immersive role that works at the very heart of our customer centric service - ensuring effective, timely and comprehensive health and safety support for the students and staff of the School of Engineering.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1364021DA on all correspondence. 

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