Senior Technician - Model Making

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£28,981 - £35,223
16 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Design are looking for an enthusiastic, productive, and self-motivated full-time member of staff to help run a busy and thriving Industrial Design manufacturing workshop.  The post-holder will be expected to support Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught and Research) Students and staff throughout the school and be experienced within a similar type of background.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate a sound technical knowledge in all aspects of the production of the fabrication and manufacture of product prototypes, using both hand and machine tools and help support and maintain the workshop areas.  The successful applicant should be familiar with a range of software programmes such as Solidworks, Keyshot and Fusion 360 and ideally have some knowledge of using digital making equipment (3d printers / laser cutters).

Knowledge of open-source electronic prototyping platforms (such as Arduino) to create interactive electronic objects is also desirable.

Reporting to the Technical Manager the role will encompass demonstration of technical processes to students and undertake day-to-day technical activities whilst helping to maintain a safe and efficient environment for both staff and students to work within.

Informal enquired should be made to Keith Holmes, Technical Support Manager by email at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically request in the Role Description and Person Specification.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited. Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Please note this vacancy will close on 11/12/2021