Senior Workshop Technician (Welding) (2 posts)

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester ( is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with one of the biggest student communities. In total, 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here and 93% of our research was ranked as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2021. Furthermore more than nine out of ten of our recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) comprises two multi-discipline Schools; the School of Engineering and the School of Natural Sciences, each led by a Head of School and Head of School Operations. The School of Engineering is made up of four academic departments and the School of Natural Sciences is made up of five academic departments. For more information please visit

We are seeking two enthusiastic and proactive Senior Technicians to join our dynamic technical operations team, which strives to provide a sector leading technical support for FSE and the wider University. With a commitment to customer service excellence and a passion for science and engineering, the Senior Technician will provide an agile technical support service to staff and students to support teaching, research and professional services. FSE’s research and teaching quality is recognised globally; this is an exciting opportunity to join us in Manchester and contribute to the provision of a sector leading technical service.

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • Be part of the workshop’s specialist welding team, providing a high-quality welding and fabrication service to end users across FSE, involving processes such as MIG, TIG, and MMA, in a range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Demonstrate MIG and TIG techniques to students in undergraduate teaching classes.
  • Support research activities within MECD, employing techniques such as submerged arc welding and narrow gap MIG welding.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Paul English, Technical Specialist (Welding)

Email: [email protected]

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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