Senior Technician - Mechanical Engineering

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jul 2021

De Montfort University (DMU) has a compelling and ambitious global agenda with a sharp focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a high-quality student experience.  

A culturally rich university with a genuine commitment to contributing for the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that is daring and successful. This success is built on providing students with fantastic experiential learning coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand. 

Faculty/ Directorate

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, (SEC) is home to a diverse range of courses across three specialist areas, taught by experienced academics in professional facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology.

The Role 

The purpose of the role is to provide a full technical support service to students and staff in the subject of Mechanical Engineering, including training, practical assistance and advice on the use of equipment and techniques. Senior Technician’s also provide supervision of students in the absence of academic staff.

As well as having expert knowledge of Mechanical Engineering, all technical support staff are expected to adopt a proactive approach in keeping up-to-date with new developments as appropriate to their role.  In addition, you will also be expected to understand the need to put students first and to be proactive in improving the support that students receive, which may include working with students in other departments.

The Person 

You will have either an A ‘Level/Vocational or equivalent qualification in your area of expertise. Additionally, our Senior Technician roles, will also have a relevant professional qualification in the area of Engineering.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of providing face to face student interaction in a higher education context, experience of using a wide variety of specialist equipment relevant to your area of expertise, working in a team and have the ability to manage time effectively and prioritise tasks and goals. You will also have knowledge of Health and Safety requirements pertaining to teaching environments. In addition, you must be/have:

  • Ability to take designs from original concept to accurate full working 3D forms in a variety of materials such as metals, plastics, modelling foams.
  • Knowledge of materials testing techniques involving tensile, compressive and shear force.
  • Experience of using CAD CAM packages for modelling, drawing and CNC machining.
  • Experience of machine and equipment maintenance

At the present time, we wish to hear from candidates who are already located in the Middle East and hold the required permits to reside and work, full-time in Dubai. We invite interested parties to submit their CV and cover letter by email to: careers.dubai@dmu.ac.uk . Please quote reference: Senior Technician - Mechanical Engineering in the email subject. In your application, you must state your availability / work notice period. 

Informal enquiries for our Engineering and Psychology roles please contact Fuad Khoshnaw, Subject Head, fuad.hassankhoshnaw@dmu.ac.uk


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