POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Apprentice/Trainee Technician DEPARTMENT: School of Engineering, Mechanical Section RESPONSIBLE TO: Workshop Supervisor PURPOSE OF POSITION The Apprentice/trainee technician role supports the various areas of activity engaged in by the institute. These areas include but are not necessarily limited to teaching, research, academic and professional development. The Apprentice/trainee technician must assist the institute to meet its vision and charter and must do so in a manner that reinforces the values of the institution. This will involve providing pro-active and timely support and assistance to the teaching/research team, students and members of industry and in a manner that conforms to the institutes policies and procedures. KEY RELATIONSHIPS This role is such that many key relationships must be maintained. The Apprentice/trainee technician reports to the Workshop supervisor in the first instance and the Manager Engineering. The technician will be required to develop and maintain a productive and professional working relationship with the Manager Engineering, Team Co-ordinator, Workshop Supervisor, Team Administrator and members of the teaching team to which they are attached. The Apprentice/trainee technician will also be required to develop and maintain a working relationship with other technicians in the institute. Liaison with industry will form a key part of this role. A working relationship with staff from other parts of the institution may, from time to time, be required. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES A knowledge of fitting, machining, fabrication and welding would be required An ability to render assistance to the teaching team/research teams or outside industry in the use of technologies at the institutions disposal An ability to design, develop and manufacture teaching aids, test rigs and/or research rigs and materials under supervision Ability to develop and maintain the highest level of health and safety in the workplace An ability to effectively use time and project management skills to achieve goals within agreed timelines Effective use of current technology including personal computer An ability to understand and conform to all the institutes policy and procedures Is able to contribute to the acquisition, maintenance, use and disposal of all equipment and physical resources as instructed An ability to communicate both orally and in writing commensurate with the position All teaching resources, equipment, materials and supplies within the relevant teaching area to be maintained at optimal levels. All teaching resources and equipment to be maintained and repaired as required Maintenance of stock records in a timely fashion Maintenance of secure storage facilities for all stock and equipment items Equipment, materials, teaching aids to be prepared and delivered in accordance with instructions, including the manufacture of new equipment New materials, teaching aids or resources to be designed and built according to agreed and negotiated plans and/or requirements Movement of equipment that is allocated to a specific area is appropriately recorded and registered Movement of furniture, equipment and machinery, in accordance with requests Pack up, delivery, commission and breakdown and return any equipment that may be required for marketing initiatives Other tasks or duties as negotiated with Workshop Supervisor, Team Coordinator/Manager Engineering PERSON SPECIFICATION • • • • • Completed year 1 of Certificate in Applied Mechanical Engineering and is currently enrolled in year 2 of Certificate in Applied Mechanical Engineering. An ability to update ones own knowledge and skills through the professional development processes. An ability to design, develop and manufacture teaching aids, test rigs and/or research rigs and materials under supervision. An ability to relate positively to all staff, students, employers and visitors. Current motor vehicle drivers licence and current forklift drivers licence.