New vacancy – Mechanical/Electrical Technician

Organisation: Cranfield University
School/Department: Cranfield Impact Centre
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered. Due to the nature of work, there will be occasions when work is undertaken during weekends and, in addition to, and outside of, normal working hours.
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £23,000 to £29,000 per annum, dependant on skills and ability
Posted Date: 05/01/2024
Apply by: 28/01/2024

About the Role

You will be responsible for providing technical support to colleagues, on all aspects, to enable CIC to meet customer and legislative requirements.  This can include:

  • Physically preparing and constructing static and dynamic test rigs.
  • Performing mechanical workshop machining tasks, including welding, drilling and marking out of test pieces.
  • Performing electrical fittings such as soldering, wiring leads and cabling.
  • Developing procedures and tools for mechanical testing, including the operation of existing test machines, instrumentation and photographic equipment.
  • Maintenance of existing rigs and tools, to ensure the laboratory is kept tidy and operational.
  • Participate in design and use of CAD software, (Solidworks) for new test rigs or adaptions from existing rigs.

About You

You must have BTEC/HNC or A levels in science/engineering-based subjects or equivalent qualifications. To succeed in this role you will have demonstrable or comprehensive Engineering Machine workshop experience, as well as practical knowledge of material testing.

It would be advantageous if you have working experience of mechanical crash testing and calibration of instrumentation. Knowledge of health and safety legislation would also be advantageous.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jim Watson, Cranfield Impact Centre Manager,  on (T): +44 (0)778 9044980 or (E):