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Senior Technician in Immersive Technologies (Fixed Term Contract to September 2022)


Location:  Birmingham, City Centre Campus
Salary:  £29,221 to £31,761 per annum
Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Saturday 16 November 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 04 December 2019
Reference:  102019-463

Are you an experienced technician with a strong track record of delivering projects to successful completion?

Do you have a good understanding of the support skills required to facilitate SME’s to develop and prototype ideas for new products and can you demonstrate an awareness of collaborative maker spaces?

We are looking for a Senior Technician, Immersive Technologies, to join a team of Senior Technicians working across Wood, Metal, Print and Digital to provide specialist expertise and professional understanding to ensure the successful management of STEAMhouse’s production workshop activity. You will have technical/developer expertise acrossVR, AR, and XRwith a wide range of production techniques and will work with STEAMhouse users to help them prototype ideas and develop innovative new products. You will actively engage in research by working with users to develop new production techniques, test innovative ways to use materials and processes and explore collaborative/open approaches to product development.

You will approve use of the STEAMhouse production workshops and will assist SME’s with the production of prototypes as part of their business planning process.The post holder will work across the Challenge, Product and Open Access Routes, delivering high-level technical expertise in making, prototyping, craft, design and informed experimentation; produce business action plans with SME’s; support the development of products in the production workshops; liaise with the STEAMhouse Directors, STEAMhouse Manager, Challenge Workshop Broker, Creative Director, prototyping/operations Manager and the wider staff team to ensure all STEAMhouse’s programmes are delivered and monitored effectively.

The role will have overall responsibility for the management of one of the five production workshops (Digital Enabling Environments). You will work with SME users and provide expertise in a wide range of production techniques allowing them to make use of resources across the facility. The post holder will work with the Creative Director, Prototyping/Operations Manager and Programme Manager to manage the workshop equipment and will be involved in practical aspects equipment maintenance and the procurement of new equipment items and consumables.  You will also be involved with scheduling installation of equipment and managing in-house production of furniture and fittings where specified.

This is a full time  post and it is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Shortlisted candidates will be expected to undertake a short presentation during the interview.

Further details:
Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.
Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.
Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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