Engineering Specialist Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Support Staff

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 24 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2234623PN

Team Leader/Supervisor (Specialist Technician - Engineering)

The Zepler Institute at the University of Southampton is a world leading research centre for photonics, optical fibres and novel glasses. The Mountbatten building is a highly serviced building that houses a cleanroom complex on level 1 and optical laboratories on level 2. The plant equipment that supports these facilities range from air compressors and vacuum generators, to air handlers, toxic fume scrubbers and ultra-pure water generators. There is a team of three plant engineers and this role is for the supervisor of the section. It is important that you are an experienced M&E plant engineer with an eye for detail, knowledge of compliance activities (such as L8), have strong mechanical and electrical skills with the ability to train those in the team to be able to deal with breakdowns and sub-par performing plant equipment. You must have experience in fault finding on plant equipment using your experience to ensure fixes are implemented, in-house where appropriate, or employing approved contractors if necessary. You must also have good computer literacy to be able to interact with the many University systems in place.  This role will be part of the on-call team (covering 1 in 4) for out-of-hours emergencies, which has a premium attached to it.

The University is a signatory of the Technician Commitment  and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC)  and is committed to supporting our technical staff. We offer a wide range of opportunities including networking, mentoring, training, and professional registration (if desired). We are committed to all of our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton University you will be part of a bigger technical community  offering support and guidance.

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment. Please see the staff benefits for more details and why you should join us here at the University of Southampton.

The University is one of the UK’s leading research Universities.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference on all correspondence.

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