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Job ID
Posting Date
University of Sheffield
Job type
Full time
Education Level
Undergraduate degree
25,728.00 - 29,799.00  per year
Potential to progress to £32,528 through sustained exceptional contribution.
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University of Sheffield

Senior Engineering Technician (Teaching) in Chemical Engineering

Job description

Step inside the state of the art, 20,000m2, £86 million Diamond building and you’ll be inspired by what we can offer Engineering students.  It is our largest ever investment in teaching and learning, with 17 specialist laboratories designed to create a fantastic place for interdisciplinary engineering education.   Within the Faculty of Engineering, one of the biggest and best engineering faculties in the UK sits Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE), an innovative teaching group which provides students with the opportunity to realise their full potential as engineering leaders with employable skills. 

MEE is comprised of around 50 academic, technical and administrative staff.  The practical teaching covers a range of disciplines designed around 3 main themes:

·        Thermodynamics/Mechanics/Structures/Fluids/Manufacturing Technology (ACME)

·        Materials/Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering (MBCE)

·        Electrical/Electronic/Control/Computing/Robotics (CCEE)


The MBCE theme will deliver the practical teaching in the final laboratory to be fully commissioned in the Diamond - The Diamond Pilot Plant (DiPP).  This innovative and cutting edge space will be the cornerstone of The Sheffield Chemical Engineer.  Future engineers will use, test and explore integrated processes with state of the art simulations and world class control systems in a safe, product oriented environment.   We’re now seeking a highly capable and enthusiastic Senior Engineering Technician to join the MBCE theme and be responsible for developing and delivering visionary Chemical Engineering teaching in the DiPP. 

Reporting directly to the MBCE Technical Team Leader, you’ll be responsible you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and enthusiastic technical service for staff, students and external customers using advanced equipment including a pharmaceutical process line. 

You will have a good honours degree, HND or equivalent experience in a chemical engineering subject and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety regulations.  Experience of running a laboratory or similar technical facility is also vital, preferably within a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.  Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels is also important.  Above all, you’ll be dedicated to providing a high quality practical experience to students and will proactively seek to improve existing laboratory practice, ensuring that the Diamond remains at the very forefront of innovative engineering education. 

This is a really exciting post which offers a unique chance to help Engineering at Sheffield to be the best student experience in the country. 

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.


We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.


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 Closing date 1 December 2017

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