Technical Specialist - Chemical and Environment Engineering

Updated: about 5 hours ago
Location: Nottingham, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 08 Sep 2017

Reference
ENG253717
Closing Date
Friday, 8th September 2017
Job Type
Technical Services
Department
Engineering
Salary
£29301 to £38183 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for this full-time permanent post in the Faculty of Engineering supporting the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, with responsibility for co-ordinating and supervising technical support for activities within the undergraduate teaching laboratories and research laboratories. The department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is in the top 10 for Chemical Engineering in the Guardian University Guida and the University of Nottingham was awarded Gold in the recently announced Teaching Excellence Framework. 

The role will provide a high level of specialist technical support to the Chemical & Environmental Engineering laboratories. The role holder will play an integral part in the supervision of research and teaching laboratories within the Faculty, as well as ensuring that core infrastructure is maintained through liaison with the Estates department.

Within this inspiring environment you will organise and supervise the highly utilised laboratories. Responsibilites will include maintenance of equipment and liasing with academic staff on the design and content of the new laboratory experiments, with the support of the other technicians across the Faculty. 

You will have a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for all staff and students working in the laboratories. Responsibilites will include maintenance of equipment and liasing with academic staff on the design and content of the new laboratory experiments, with the support of the other technicians across the Faculty. 

You will have a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for all staff and students working in the laboratories and you will support the wider department in compliance with University Health and Safety policies, including inductions and to promote a positive Health and Safety culture within the department.

We offer exceptional opportunities to develop your professional skills and knowledge, and a support environment in which to explore, develop and deliver world-class learning and teaching. If you have the right skills, knowledge and experience, coupled with a desire to develop the next generation of engineers, you could be the perfect fit for our team.

Applicants will require a degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering and hae prior experience of working with a laboratory environment. Candidates must have the ability to learn new techniques and transfer knowledge of theory and practice to others at a high level, capacity to understand and identify the technical/experimental needs of staff and students, ability to work autonomously and with initiative and also excellent computer skills. Training will be provided where required, a willingness to learn and develop skills and responsibilities will be encouraged and expected. Possession of a health & safety qualification and prior experience of working in a teaching environment would be an advantage, while strong general technical skills are essential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Senior Technical Manager, Dr Katy McKenzie, tel: 0115 9514110 or email katy.mckenzie@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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