The University of Wolverhampton

Fablab Technical Manager - IPSS ERDF Project

Location
Science Park
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Temporary
Advert Status
Salary
30,688 to 33,518 pa
Closing Date
13/03/2018
Job Reference
11115

European Union

 

This position is fixed term until 31st March 2019

 

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) within the University of Wolverhampton seeks to engage with business and offer consultancy and collaboration opportunities that bring benefit to both parties.  The University has been successful in securing a new contract for the Innovative Product Support Service (IPSS), which is providing part ERDF funded support to local companies to help them develop new products.  To be eligible, companies must qualify as ‘Small or Medium Enterprises’ (SME’s) and be based within the Black Country, the Marches, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

 

As part of the IPSS project we have established a ‘Fablab’ in our Science Centre at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park.  The Fablab is equipped with 3D printers and other CNC engineering equipment that are used to build a broad range of prototypes for local companies.  The Fablab was completed a few months ago and the Technical Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the facility is managed professionally and safely, but will also personally operate equipment within the Fablab to produce prototypes, working alongside IPSS Technical Consultant colleagues.

 

This is a key role for a practical engineer who is proficient in the use of traditional and modern engineering workshop and specialist prototyping equipment, eg 3D printing and NC cutting, routing, milling and turning.  You will also train and supervise others in the use of the FabLab equipment.

 

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Prof Andrew Pollard, Industrial Professor, Faculty of Science & Engineering

a.pollard@wlv.ac.uk                        01902 321763


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