CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Senior Technician in Design for Manufacture

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£24,739 per annum
Posted
Aug 22, 2019
End of advertisement period
Sep 05, 2019
Ref
3156
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School/Department Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D)
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Fixed term contract for 12 months
Salary £24,739 per annum
Apply by 05/09/2019

Role Description

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) at Cranfield is an internationally recognised and award-winning centre of excellence. We work closely with work international research organisations to create breakthrough innovations.

This is a super opportunity to develop your career, whilst working in a creative environment. In this role you will be expected to deliver premier technical support on a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project known as the ‘G2RT’.

You will work in collaboration with a number of international partners coordinated by Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, USA. The aim of this project is to refine and design a super low-flush toilet interface with mechanical and/or motorised functionality that can be connected to a number of sanitation technologies currently under development.

You will need to be proficient in CAD (e.g. SolidWorks) creating high quality technical engineering drawings, renders and fluent in technology, environmental and economic analysis techniques and methods.

You will have a minimum of 2 A Levels in relevant subjects, or equivalent vocational qualifications (BTEC Higher National Certificate or Higher Diploma, NVQ, Advanced City & Guilds) or equivalent qualification to equal experience OR significant work experience in a relevant technical role.

You will have extensive knowledge of developing complex systems and a high level of analytical capability with practical experience of working on industrial projects. Along with technical industrial design engineering skills, and a firm understanding of developing working prototypes, excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Due to the requirement of the project, international travel will be expected.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Leon Williams, Professor of Design-Led Innovation and Head of Centre for Competitive Creative Design, on (T);+44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 8531 or (E); l.williams@cranfield.ac.uk

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we have now also become a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  5 September 2019

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