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Working for Designability

The Designability team features people with a wide range of skills and qualifications. Our team includes mechanical and electronics engineers, workshop technicians, product designers, occupational and physiotherapists, fundraisers, researchers and administrators. We are keen to employ people who have a passion for enhancing the lives of others through their work and who are truly interested in the work we do.

Our staff tell us they enjoy the friendly and collaborative environment and are very proud to work for Designability.

Any current career or placement opportunities at Designability will be advertised below.

Production Unit Technician (maternity cover)

Location: Dept. D1, Wolfson Centre, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Duration: Fixed-term for 12 months, or the early return of the post-holder
Salary: £17,787 – £20,448 (pro-rata)

We are looking for a Production Unit Technician to join our workshop team. You will be required to carry out a range of mechanical engineering tasks relating to the production of a variety of assistive living products and fabrication of engineering design prototypes.

The role also requires regular driving of the company van for deliveries and collections.

The post-holder should have:

  • NVQ level 1 in Performing Engineering Operations (or equivalent), with GCSE Maths and English
  • Commensurate ‘hands-on’ experience of a range of mechanical engineering processes
  • A careful and methodical working approach with good attention to detail
  • A clean driving license and meet the criteria of the Designability vehicle insurance policy.

This post is part time (22.5 hours per week/0.6FTE) and is being offered on a maternity cover basis. The anticipated duration of the fixed term would be up to 12 months.

For further information, please contact Martin Rouse, Workshop Manager, on martinrouse@designability.org.uk  or 01225 824103.

Closing date: Tuesday 01 January 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed

More about our recruitment process

The University of Bath support the majority of our recruitment needs and most applications are made through the University of Bath Jobs website. We also choose to follow University of Bath human resources Terms and Conditions of Employment. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the university.

If you are interested in work experience or a placement as part of your studies please email us at info@designability.org.uk.