Specialist Technician

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Posting date: 26 September 2021
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 October 2021
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Company: University of Southampton
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 1516021DA

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Specialist Technician
Technician Group
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 24 October 2021
Reference: 1516021DA
Specialist Technical Officer to Supervise, Design and Manufacture bespoke electronic component assemblies for use in World class Education and Research.

You will be able to use your considerable skills and experience to help Design and Manufacture complex bespoke precision items. You will be well versed in fault-finding and repair work, be able to use and maintain specialist technical equipment including carrying out testing and maintenance of equipment, including electrical safety testing. You will monitor and advise on stock requirements of equipment and goods. Be able to carry out a range of defined tests/experiments/technical procedures, using specialist equipment and techniques. You should be able to maintain accurate and effective records of work completed and provide guidance to students in relation to technical operations, machinery and any testing undertaken. You will also possess excellent hand skills.

We are looking for someone who is excited at the thought of joining a team at the forefront of Engineering Education and Research, assisting and supervising students and researchers in the manufacture of electronic assemblies and sub-assemblies that will be used in all environments from beneath the oceans to outer space and everything in between.

You will have excellent communication and time management skills and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. You will be used to supervising a small team and able to demonstrate your ability to manage.

We will want you to take a strong interest in our Education and Research work and in return we will provide you with a friendly working environment that offers interesting and rewarding activity. In return we offer you career development.

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.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is the top one per cent of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the international standard for Environmental Management ISO14001:2015. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lizzie Cessford (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1516021DA on all correspondence.

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