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Technician (NBIF) – 82064. Reino Unido

Trabajos de Técnicos y profesionales en Reino Unido

Clasificación del trabajo: Técnicos y profesionales de nivel medio.

Technicians and associate professionals

Descripción de la oferta de trabajo:

Closing date: 18 December 2019 Full Time Permanent Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,511 to £30,046.

With potential progression once in post to £33,797 a year.

Please note, due to the nature of the role a full UK driving licence is required as the postholder is expected to learn how to drive and operate safely all the construction related plant and vehicles associated within the facility.

Currently under construction in Edgbaston, the National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF) is part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC).

Further details can be found at: It is a unique facility for research into all aspects of buried infrastructure and the associated ground, in relation to its construction, maintenance and long-term performance.

The facility briefly consists of: a main test hall with a 25m long x 10m wide x 5m deep test pit; strong floor areas; hydraulic actuator systems; an external water pipe loop.

The successful applicant will provide technical support within this facility, reporting directly to the NBIF Facilities Manager.

The role will involve advising and assisting academic and research staff, research students and taught students who are carrying out experiments, and conducting experiments, as required, after appropriate training.

This will include supervising, guiding and training less experienced technical staff in the use of the NBIF equipment as and when needed, ensuring they understand the relevant health and safety risks and control procedures.

The postholder will ensure safe working practices and the cleanliness and good order of all working areas within NBIF and demonstrate a good knowledge of the School’s Health & Safety policy ensuring that all operations, including operations related to the test pit and testing on the strong floor, are carried out safely and undertaking Risk Assessments, COSHH evaluations, electrical safety testing and other safety-related activities as required.

This includes making suggestions for more efficient use of equipment, purchases of new equipment, siting of equipment to allow multiple use, order of work to allow most efficient use and least down-time between experiments.

Skills and Experience Required: • To hold a minimum of City & Guilds in an Engineering qualification or equivalent experience (preferably apprentice trained) • Significant and demonstrable high standard of engineering related expertise (this could be within a number of engineering disciplines, for example Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) • Demonstrable ability to translate academic ideas and concepts into bespoke equipment and apparatus • Proven ability to work unsupervised with initiative and self motivation • Proven ability to work as part of a team • Proven ability to use standard and advanced test equipment (including data recording), and be prepared to learn how to use new equipment • Experience using hydraulic actuator loading systems • Demonstrable knowledge of relevant test methodologies • Excellent organisation skills; able to prioritise own and others’ workload • Ability to assemble testing arrangements • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Ability and willingness to undertake training in other activities and skills • Demonstrably excellent knowledge of safety issues, for example an ability to undertake electrical safety testing would be advantageous • An ability to drive construction plant and to operate an overhead crane would be advantageous Closing date: 18 December 2019

País del trabajo: Reino Unido.

Número de puestos: 1.

Tipo de puesto: Contratación directa.

Tipo de contrato: Jornada completa.

Empleador: University of Birmingham.

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Identificador de la vacante:3428005.

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