The University of Wolverhampton

Foundry Technician / Instructor

Wolverhampton Campus, Springfield Campus, Off Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
28,332 to 30,942 per annum
Closing Date
Job Reference

Midlands Engine 2 WMCA

This post is fixed term until 31st March 2025


The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) is an employer-led training facility designed to improve productivity and growth in the high value manufacturing sector.  The ECMS has been funded by a grant provided by the Black Country LEP/Midlands Engine, awarded to the University of Wolverhampton as Project Sponsor, working in collaboration with key organisations in the region.  Recently the Project has been given a broader brief extending its scope beyond the original target group.


ECMS is seeking to employ an additional Technician/Instructor to join the Foundry Team to contribute to the delivery of teaching and learning by providing technical support to the ECMS Hub National Foundry Training Centre at Tipton and to the Metallurgy Laboratory at Springfield Hub. 


The post will work alongside another Foundry Technician/Instructor and will be responsible for instructing and monitoring Learners on training programmes within the ECMS.  They will work to support the delivery of the associated Foundry Casting and Patternmaking training ensuring that the Foundry is maintained to an exceptionally high standard at all times and that required materials are readily available to support planned teaching.


The successful applicant will have 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent and a Level 3 or above qualification in an Engineering or related discipline.  They will also be required to have a Cert Ed qualification or equivalent or be willing to work towards a relevant teaching qualification.


Experience of working in a foundry, workshop or laboratory is essential.


The post is offered on a fulltime, 37 hours per week basis.



The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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