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Senior Technical Officer for Combustion Rigs

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£37,337 per annum
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Job Details

School/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
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: Until 31 August 2026
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 per annum
Apply by: 18/04/2024

Role Description

Senior Technical Officer for Combustion Rigs

We welcome applications from passionate, skilled, committed, prospective individuals to join our team at Cranfield University to contribute to experimental gas turbine low emissions combustion research.

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise in the design, operation, and maintenance of experimental facilities within the Gas Turbine Engineering Laboratories with special focus in the fields of combustion, high-pressure high temperature high-mass flow rigs. The role will involve being the first point of contact for analysis, problem solving, and faults finding in a test rig supporting contract research.

About You

You will be educated to HNC/D and/or an apprenticeship in an engineering discipline. You will have significant experience in mechanical engineering including assembly, maintenance and operation of engine components, with knowledge in Health and Safety for industrial installation and risk assessment. Skills such as mechanical components assembly, pipework installation, work plan development and execution are required. You are expected to be capable of working under tight timelines and leading small group of technicians.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

 We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Xiaoxiao Sun, Lecturer in Low Emissions Gas Turbine Combustion, on (T): 01234 752941: or (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4769.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18 April 2024


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