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14th Jun 2024

We’re hiring Workshop Technicians

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Fancy joining the growing Institute of Making team?

We’re on the hunt for friendly, open-minded multidisciplinary* Technicians with excellent technical, organisational and communication skills. Sound like you? 

*Important Note: Although we look for generalists, we appreciate that people often have specialisms and currently we’re particularly interested in people who have skills in one or more of the following: CNC, digital manufacturing, electronics, textiles, or woodwork.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 7th July 2024, 23:59   

For the full job description and application process, please see here.

For more information or to ask any questions please contact:

This is a permanent, full-time role.

Please note: we do not require you to upload any research papers. This is an automatically generated field in the application process common across all jobs at the university, but is not relevant for this position. Feel free to leave this section blank/skip.

About the job...

The Workshop Technician is responsible for the day-to-day supervision, administration and health and safety of our workshops and is the first point of contact for people using our space.

The post-holder should have excellent people skills and be prepared to encourage and guide users with a wide range of competencies and maturity, from beginners to experts, from children to adults. They should be approachable, engage with staff and students in discussion, work with sketches and preliminary drawings, be able to advise users on modifications, alternatives, and further developments of their ideas, and provide expertise in a wide range of making techniques.

The post-holder will also be required to organise and carry out regular inspections, undertake and record the maintenance of the equipment, and liaise with suppliers when repairs are required.